In March, Alchemy Properties and Carlyle Group acquired, for $51 million, the three-story retail building at 2251-2259 Broadway, on the corner of West 81st Street on the Upper West Side, with plans to build a condominium project. The developer have now filed applications for an 18-story, 32-unit mixed-use building, as first reported by The Real Deal. The 209-foot-tall project will measure 123,493 square feet, of which 11,587 square feet will be designated to retail space on the cellar, ground, and second floors. The condos should average a spacious 2,617 square feet apiece, and amenities include a 39-bike storage room, private residential storage space, multiple lounges, and a rooftop terrace. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is serving as the architect of record.
Sometime next spring, the landmarked Bronx General Post Office, located in the borough’s Concourse Village neighborhood, will start a new life as retail, office space, and a restaurant. Interior demolition work is underway and we got a peak inside last week, with Brendan Murray, vice president at Hollister Construction Services, and he pointed out an incredibly creepy aspect of the building’s history.
L+M Development and the owners of J&R Music are pushing forward with plans to erect a 54-story, mixed-use tower at 23 Park Row, across the street from City Hall Park in the Financial District.
We’ve been telling you about plans for a 49-story, 122-unit residential tower at 131 East 47th Street, between Lexington and Third avenues in Midtown East, since mid-2015. Last month, those plans were officially filed with the Department of Buildings. Now, we have a new look at the project.
Stapleton, like much of Staten Island’s North Shore, was hit hard by abandonment and disinvestment in the ’70s and ’80s. But development has begun to pick up there in the last few years, sparked by a huge residential project under construction on a decommissioned naval base along the waterfront. Now, another new building is headed to neighborhood. Plans were filed last week for a five-story, mixed-use development at 84 Prospect Street, between Bay and Van Duzer streets.