The Waldorf Astoria New York hotel, arguably one of the most famous in the world, has just over a month left before it closes for a massive condominium conversion. With that timeline in mind, the Landmarks Preservation Commission, on Tuesday, held a public hearing on the designation of some of the building’s interior spaces.
Brooklyn-based United Developers has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 163 MacDougal Street, in Ocean Hill. The project will measure 7,104 square feet and its residential units should average 688 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two unit across each above-grade floor. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is vacant. Last year, the same developer renovated the three-story townhouse next door, at 165 MacDougal Street, into three apartments.
Flushing-based FK Construction has filed applications for two three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 84-20 and 84-22 102nd Avenue, in Ozone Park. The buildings will each measure 4,547 square feet. Across both, the full-floor residential apartments should average 1,106 square feet apiece, indicative of units with family-sized configurations. There will be a total five off-street parking spaces, two of which will be housed in garages. Frank J. Quatela’s Flushing-based firm is the architect of record. The 5,311-square-foot lot is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits have not been filed.
Construction is now six floors above street level on the 57-story, 80-unit residential tower under development at 161 Maiden Lane, located on the corner of South Street in the Financial District. Progress on the structure can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the 670-foot-tall tower, dubbed 1 Seaport, will encompass 192,473 square feet.
When YIMBY last reported on the 30-story hotel under development at 143 Fulton Street, in August of 2016, foundation work was underway. Now, the new Financial District lodging has something to show for itself.