Nehalkumar Gandhi, doing business as an anonymous North Bergen, N.J.-based LLC, has filed applications for a seven-story, 57-key hotel at 314 Pennsylvania Avenue, in northwestern East New York. The project will measure 24,290 square feet and its hotel rooms should average a budget-sized 297 square feet apiece. Guest amenities include a breakfast area, a fitness center, and a reception area. Manish S. Savani’s Jamaica-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,000-square-foot plot is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in August. The Liberty Avenue stop on the C train is four blocks to the north.
The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has filed applications for a four-story, 51,870-square-foot expansion of P.S. 144 Col. Jeromus Remsen at 93-02 69th Avenue, in Forest Hills. The 70-foot-tall structure will feature a cafeteria in the cellar, and classrooms on the ground through fourth floors. Administrative offices will be located on the ground floor. Midtown South-based Urbahn Architects is the architect of record. The expansion will be located at 69-20 Juno Street, likely where the school’s playground currently is. The SCA also recently filed for expansions at public schools in North Corona and Gowanus.
NYC Health + Hospitals, an agency that operates the city’s public hospitals, has filed applications for a two-story, 18,468-square-foot medical building at 155 Vanderbilt Avenue, located on the corner of Tompkins Avenue in Clifton. That’s a neighborhood along Staten Island’s North Shore. The facility will be geared towards women’s health, according to the Schedule A. Brooklyn-based MJCL Architects is the architect of record. The 16,000-square-foot corner lot is currently occupied by a single-story commercial building. Demolition permits were filed last month.
Not far from the L train sits a quiet Williamsburg corner where something has risen above all of its neighbors. It is 190 South 1st Street. The last time YIMBY checked on the project, it was just a black and white rendering. Now, it has topped out and is actually nearing completion. We recently were invited inside, and we also have the latest renderings of the project.
Another High Line-hugging condo building is coming to West Chelsea. Related Companies has filed plans for a 10-story residential project at 501 West 18th Street, on a lot that stretches across 10th Avenue between West 18th and 19th streets.