Washington Heights

“Radio Tower & Hotel” Breaks Ground at 2420 Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights, Manhattan

Washington Heights will soon be home to a grand-scale realization of a Lego-block-styled tower offering class-A office space, retail, and hotel components. “Radio Tower & Hotel,” located at 2420 Amsterdam Ave, has officially broken ground, and represents the first significant mixed-use development in Washington Heights in almost 50 years.

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505 West 168th Street, via Google Maps

Permits Filed for 505 West 168th Street, Washington Heights

Permits have been filed for a six-story medical facility at 505 West 168th Street, in Washington Heights, Manhattan. The site is two blocks away from the 168th Street Subway Station, serviced by the 1, A, and C trains. Marino Torres MD is listed as the owner. Mr. Torres MD is a board certified pediatrics professional working at New York Presbyterian. NYP owns a multi-block hospital structure right next to the subway station. The permit does not specify a connection with the hospital, but it seems inevitable.

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453 West 162nd Street

Permits Filed: 453 West 162nd Street, Washington Heights

New building applications have been filed for a six-story development at 453 West 162nd Street, immediately to the east of the C train’s 163rd St-Amsterdam Avenue stop, in Washington Heights. The project will span 8,712 feet, to be divided between 12 units, with an average size of 726 square feet highly indicative of rentals. Shahrish Shuvo of Shahrish Consulting LLC is listed as the architect of record, and David Manesh of Melody Development Inc. is the site’s developer. The lot is currently vacant, and located immediately adjacent to the Morris Jumel Community Garden.


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