Storied French restaurant Lutèce occupied the ground floor of 249 East 50th Street for more than 40 years before shutting its doors in 2004. Thanks to the restaurant’s fame, the three townhouses at 249-253 East 50th Street have appeared in several movies and TV shows, including The Prince of Tides, Wall Street, and most recently, Mad Men. Now plans have been filed for the 16-story building that will replace them between Second and Third avenues.
Construction has topped out 60 feet above street level on the six-story, 13-unit residential project under development at 15 West 119th Street, in Harlem. The structure can be seen in a photo posted to Harlem+Bespoke. The latest building permits indicate the project measures 13,813 square feet. The residential units should average 824 square feet apiece, although it’s unclear whether they will be rentals or condominiums. Pielet Brothers Construction is the developer. Melamed Architect is the design architect, although Design + Urbanism Architectural is the current architect of record. Completion is expected next year.
Foundation work has been completed for the six-story, 37-unit mixed-use building under development at 23-01 41st Avenue, located on the corner of 23rd Street in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. The site can be seen in a photo posted by The Court Square Blog. The latest permits indicate the new building will eventually measure 42,367 square feet. The ground floor will contain 6,233 square feet of commercial space, specifically for photographic studios. The residential units above will be condominiums and should average 684 square feet apiece. An anonymous Midtown-based LLC is the developer. Angelo Ng + Anthony Ng Architects Studio is the design architect and Xiaohong Zhao’s Queens-based Ameriland Brook is the applicant of record. Completion is expected in the second half of 2017.
Brooklyn-based Infinity Properties has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 16 Underhill Avenue, in Prospect Heights. The project will measure 5,513 square feet and its residential units should average 1,207 square feet apiece. The full-floor apartments will likely be condominiums. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 30-foot-wide, 2,427-square-foot property is vacant. The Clinton-Washington Avenues stop on the C train is two blocks away.
Upstate New York-based Catalyst Construction Group has filed applications for six two-story, two-unit residential buildings at 92-02 – 92-16 Rockaway Freeway, in Rockaway Beach. That’s a neighborhood located along the Rockaways, in Queens. All six of the structures will measure 3,032 square feet each. Across the entire project, the units — which will each take up a single floor — should average 997 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. Haworth, N.J.-based T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects is the architect of record. The 14,900-square-foot lot, located at the corner of Beach 92nd Street, is vacant. The Beach 90th Street stop on the A train and Rockaway Park Shuttle is four blocks away.