For over a year now, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has been hoping to create a New York City mega-mansion for himself and his family. But he wants to live on the Upper East Side. So, that means working with what’s there. And that means an assemblage, not something from scratch or a large extant structure. Well, on Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission dealt a blow to his plans for 11-15 East 75th Street, billed as 15 East 75th Street in presentation materials.
In January, YIMBY checked in on the construction of a six-story building at 11-07 Welling Court in Astoria. Now we’ve got a fresh rendering for the development, which is surrounded by a long-running public art project.
New residential developments are cropping up everywhere in Chinatown, but office projects in the lower Manhattan neighborhood are still few and far between. Yesterday, new building applications surfaced for a six-story office development at 10 Eldridge Street, half a block from the Manhattan Bridge.
In December of 2014, YIMBY revealed Cornell Realty Management’s plans for a 17-story, 180-key hotel at 245-247 West 34th Street, in Midtown’s Garment District. Those plans have since been discarded, as Cornell and Chetrit Group have divided up their 34th Street assemblage into two separate ownerships. Earlier this year, Cornell announced plans to build a four-story retail complex at 257-263 West 34th Street, and now Chetrit has filed applications for a 32-story, 300-key hotel building at 243-255 West 34th Street. The new building will encompass 155,594 square feet, of which 122,426 square feet will be used as commercial space.
Property owner Iskowitz Ernest has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 1623 40th Street, in eastern Borough Park, located two blocks from the Ditmas Avenue stop on the F train. The new structure will encompass 7,616 square feet and its residential units should average a very spacious 1,904 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized condominiums. There will be one apartment per floor and the project will be topped by an open roof terrace. Hudson Valley-based Thomas Kenneth is the applicant of record. The triangular 3,174-square-foot corner lot is currently vacant.