Northern Hell’s Kitchen is getting a movie theater. Now that exterior construction has been completed on the 32-story, 709-unit mixed-use building, dubbed VIA 57 WEST, at 625 West 57th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, work is underway to lease the building’s apartments and fill its 45,000 square feet of retail space. One of those commercial tenants now includes Landmarks Theatres, which will operate an eight-screen movie theater within the base of the building.
Saeed Bloorian, doing business as Jamaica-based Inwood Home, has filed applications for two two-story, two-family houses at 193-20 120th Avenue and 120-10 194th Street, in St. Albans. The house fronting 120th Avenue, also located on the corner of 194th Street, will measure 3,498 square feet. There will be one unit per floor along with two off-street parking spots. The house fronting 194th Street, located behind the first house, will measure a slightly smaller 3,375 square feet. It will boast the same configurations as the first and will also come with two off-street parking spots. Barry J. Bank’s Kew Gardens-based consulting engineering firm is the applicant of record. The assemblage measures 7,500 square feet in total. An existing dilapidated house must first be demolished.
Madison Realty Capital has acquired the 10-story, 130,000-square-foot industrial building at 341 39th Street and the neighboring seven-story, 30,000-square-foot industrial property at 353 39th Street, in southern Greenwood Heights (on the border of Sunset Park), with plans to convert the structures into modern office and manufacturing space. The properties traded for $37.5 million, Crain’s reports. The currently vacant buildings would get new lobbies, windows, mechanical equipment such as elevators, amenities, and outdoor space (presumably on the roof). Between the buildings, the floor plates will range from 4,000 square feet to 13,000 square feet. The 36th Street stop on the D, N, and R trains is three blocks to the north. The duo was placed on the market last year with an asking price of nearly $50 million.
Abraham Friedrich, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, five-unit residential building at 275 Skillman Street, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant. The structure will measure 8,973 square feet and its residential units should average 1,287 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The layout of the building isn’t quite clear from the filings. Though the new building application lists five stories, the schedule A lists a basement, first floor, mezzanine, second floor, and third floor, in addition to a cellar and the roof. Udoette D. Isaiah’s Elmont, N.Y.-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 32-foot-wide, 3,238-square-foot plot is half occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in April. The site is located a block from the Bedford-Nostrand Avenues stop on the G train.
The 23-story, 303-unit mixed-use building under development at 38 Sixth Avenue, at the corner of Dean Street in Prospect Heights, has topped out. Three months ago, the structure was merely two stories above street level. It now encompasses 341,595 square feet. It will host 8,700 square feet of retail space and medical offices on the ground floor, followed by 303 affordable residential units. All of the rental apartments will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Amenities include a 73-car underground garage, space for a whopping 400 bikes, private residential storage space, a fitness center with a yoga room, a children’s playroom, and a terrace on the 16th floor. Greenland Forest City Partners, comprising of Greenland USA (the US branch of Shanghai-based Greenland Group) and Forest City Ratner Companies, is the developer. The duo are heading the 17-building Pacific Park mixed-use mega-development, of which 38 Sixth Avenue is a part. SHoP Architects is behind the design. Completion can probably be expected later this year or in early 2017.