David Smilow, doing business as an LLC based in Union Square, has filed applications for a six-story, three-unit mixed-use building at 25 Bleecker Street, in NoHo. The project will measure 6,758 square feet and includes a 1,074 square-foot retail portion on the ground floor. The residential units will surely be condominiums, averaging 1,895 square feet apiece. One unit will take up the second and third floors, another will occupy the fourth floor, and a third will span the fifth, sixth, and penthouse levels. Michael Haverland, who is also based in Union Square, is the architect of record. An existing three-story townhouse must first be demolished.
The New York City landmarks law was signed 50 years ago this year. So, what better time to talk about some of its successes? Plenty of great structures, such as the Empire State Building, completed in 1931 as a multi-tenant office building, are easy to keep relevant and functioning. Others, however, become obsolete and can no longer perform their originally intended purpose. That’s where adaptive reuse comes in. If you haven’t heard the term, it’s when an old structure is adapted for a new use. It’s often how we are saving our great city.
After the local community board shot down plans for a 30-unit condo at 111 Leroy Street in the West Village in February, Property Markets Group has scaled down the size of their project between Hudson and Greenwich Streets. The developer filed applications yesterday for a 10-story condo building and five townhouses.
Developers are rushing to file plans for hotels before the city’s new rules on hotel construction in manufacturing areas go into effect. The latest project we can add to the list is 2632 West 13th Street, planned deep in southern Brooklyn, in a particularly desolate part of Gravesend.
Property owner Alexander Olch is currently converting the former warehouse at 7 Ludlow Street, on the Lower East Side, into a two-story, two-screen movie theater, according to Bowery Boogie. The 8,853 square-foot theater, dubbed the Metrograph, will include a bookshop, a café, a lounge, and a restaurant, DNAinfo reports. Work is now focused on the interior of the structure and opening is currently slated for February 19, 2016. Daniel Margulies’ Garment District-based Margulies Houlzki Architecture is the architect of record.