Progress is finally advancing on the Korean Cultural Center of NYC, at 122-126 East 32nd Street. Located in the Midtown neighborhood of Murray Hill, on East 32nd Street between Lexington and Park, construction began on June 28th with a panel of dignitaries who attended the groundbreaking event. The building will be designed by SAMOO Architecture PC, and is being developed by Young Park, of Level Group. The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, NY, purchased the site for $15.8 million back in March 2008, which included nearly 4,500 square feet of air rights from the neighboring four-story building.
Originally constructed in 1915, a multi-unit residential building will soon replace the extant structure at 154 East 38th Street, in Murray Hill, Manhattan.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 144-21 Sanford Avenue, in Murray Hill, Queens. The site is five blocks away from the Murray Hill train station, serviced by the Port Washington line on the LIRR. The Main Street-Flushing subway station is seven blocks away, end of the line for 7 trains. Rong Xin Sanford Realty LLC is the developer.
Construction is moving along at 685 First Avenue, as it nears completion in Murray Hill, Manhattan. The 42-story tower has officially launched sales ahead of its anticipated opening later this year, or early next.
Plans for a thirteen-story mixed-use building were first floated in 2016 at 501 Third Avenue, on the 34th Street border between Kips Bay and Murray Hill. While the site has since sat idle, this appears to be changing up. Demolition permits have now been filed for two buildings, at 499 Third Avenue and 501 Third Avenue. Xin Xu of China Overseas Land & Investments Co filed the documents.