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251 East 61st Street, rendering by TRA Studio

Revealed: Renovation of a 19th Century Townhouse at 251 East 61st Street

Most of the houses on East 61st Street between Second and Third Avenues in Midtown were built between the 1840s and 1870s, and the city decided to protect their historic Italianate and Greek Revival architecture by landmarking them as the Treadwell Farm Historic District in 1967. Now a home just outside the historic district, at 251 East 61st Street, is getting a restored facade and a full renovation. And YIMBY has renderings of the revamped facade and interiors, which include a small carriage house in the back.

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54-15 101st Street, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: 54-15 101st Street, Corona

As the de Blasio administration pushes forward with its plan to build 80,000 units of affordable housing, more filings have surfaced for city-owned vacant lots, like this one at 54-15 101st in Corona, not far from Flushing Meadows Park. New building applications have been filed to erect an eight-story senior housing development there, between Lewis and Martense Avenues.

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487 Hudson Street

St. Luke’s School To Pursue Vertical Expansion At 487 Hudson Street, West Village

The St. Luke’s School is planning to expand their 40,000 square-foot facility at 487 Hudson Street, in the West Village, by 20,000 square feet, according to Commercial Observer. The addition will include a glassbox theater, an expanded gym, and additional classrooms, but will have to be built atop a new foundation over the existing three story building. The school recently extended their lease for another 49 years at the property.


545 Broadway

10-Story, 36-Unit Mixed-Use Expansion Filed At 525-545 Broadway, Williamsburg

Back in August, Blesso Properties purchased the Lincoln Savings Bank building at 525-545 Broadway, in southern Williamsburg, and now the developer has filed applications to expand the 60,300 square-foot building by six stories and 38,000 square feet. The expanded building will have 53,403 square feet of commercial space, which will comprise both office and retail, in addition to a 6,212 square-foot day care on the ground floor. The project also includes 36 residential units, beginning on the fifth floor and averaging 1,075 square feet apiece. Garrison Architects is the architect of record.


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