Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty is planning to open their newly renovated, 221-key boutique hotel at 11 Howard Street, in SoHo, this March. According to the Wall Street Journal, the developer has partnered with several nonprofit groups, including Global Poverty Project and Conscious Commerce, and will give away a percentage of revenue earned from each booking to the charities. The 14-story building will also have a restaurant on the ground floor headed by French chef Stephen Starr. Beyer Blinder Belle is the architect of record, and Walter Radtke’s MGA Architecture headed the design of the restaurant, per filings.
In May of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of the first building to be constructed at Hallets Point, the seven-building, 2,404-unit mega-development planned in western Astoria. Later that summer, we reported on the building’s applications, which call for a 22-story, 224-unit residential building with a 25,350 square-foot supermarket at 26-01 1st Street. Now, the Durst Organization is planning, on Thursday, to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the building, according to DNAinfo. The Dattner Architects-designed structure will encompass 520,913 square feet in total, 368,745 square feet of which will be residential space. Completion of 26-01 1st Street is expected in 2017.
Brooklyn-based Deutsch Equity, headed by Joseph Deutsch, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 89 Schenectady Avenue, in eastern Crown Heights, located four blocks away from the Utica Avenue stop on the A and C trains. The 6,170-square-foot project will boast 4,599 square feet in residential space, which means units will average a rental-sized 657 square apiece. It will also feature a rooftop terrace. Brooklyn-based Oleg Ruditser is the applicant of record. The 4,000 square-foot Imani Community Garden currently occupies 89 Schenectady, as well as other adjacent lots.
Jamaica-based Phoenix Home Realty has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 143 Woodbine Street, in central Bushwick, located three blocks from the Gates Avenue stop on the J and Z trains. The 7,515-square-foot project will have 5,414 square feet in residential space, which means units will average 677 square feet apiece. Queens-based Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record. An existing two-story home must first be demolished.
The former Renaissance catering hall at 2131 Hylan Boulevard, in Staten Island’s south shore neighborhood of Grant City, is slated for demolition, according to Staten Island Live. The vacant two-story structure and the adjacent single-story Duane Reade will be demolished for a retail center. The property could accommodate a two-story, 11,000 square-foot commercial buildings. Architectural plans will be drawn up once Winick Realty Group chooses a specific tenant. It will include on-site parking and will be accessible from all three street fronts.