An anonymous Hell’s Kitchen-based LLC has filed applications for a nine-story, 31-key hotel at 444 East 149th Street, located in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven section near the area known as The Hub. The building will encompass 20,226 square feet. There will be 760 square feet of medical offices on part of the ground floor, followed by hotel rooms across the rest of the building. Oscar M. Fuertes’s Huntington, N.Y.-based firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,600-square-foot plot is occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for two four-story, eight-unit residential buildings at 1610 and 1612 New York Avenue, located on the southern end of East Flatbush. The buildings will measure 7,617 square feet each. Across both, the residential units should average 668 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The two fourth-floor units in each building will also have space on an upper mezzanine level. Brooklyn-based JFrankl Associates is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,100-square-foot plot is occupied by a three-story house. Demolition permits were filed in January.
An anonymous Lower Manhattan-based LLC has filed applications for two two-story, two-family houses at 9806 and 9808 Avenue N, located on the corner of East 98th Street in Canarsie. The buildings will measure 3,780 square feet and 3,710 square feet respectively. Across both, the residential units should average 1,072 square feet apiece. There will also be a total of four off-street parking spaces. Sugnam Chang’s Brooklyn-based Basic Groups Corporation is the architect of record. The 5,000-square-foot plot is occupied by a single-story house. Demolition permits were filed in late 2015.
The Helmut Jahn-designed, 64-story skyscraper at 50 West Street is nearly complete and ready for residents. And we have some stunning new photos, shot from a helicopter, of the 780-foot-tall tower in the Financial District.
Effective today, a multi-block stretch of the East River Esplanade is closed temporarily as work is undertaken for the expansion of Rockefeller University’s Upper East Side campus. All pedestrians and cyclists will be unable to access the stretch between East 63rd and 68th streets, from Monday, February 13 to Friday, March 31.