Yang Zhi Lu, doing business as Lower East Side-based Prospect Brothers Realty LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, 87-key hotel at 150 20th Street, in Greenwood, located five blocks south of the Prospect Avenue stop on the R train. The new building will encompass 29,278 square feet and its hotel rooms should average a budget-sized 287 square feet apiece. Guest amenities will include a meeting room on the ground floor, a breakfast area in the cellar, and 12 surface parking spots. Chinatown-based Jung Wor Chin Architect is the applicant of record. The project would replace a 125-foot-wide, single-story warehouse and demolition permits were filed in raze it this past December.
Chris Xu’s Century Construction and Development Group is slowly transforming Queens with huge mixed-use projects. Last month he filed plans for a 79-story skyscraper next to One Court Square in Long Island City. Now, YIMBY has renderings for his ambitious 14-story tower at 134-03 35th Avenue in Flushing.
Related Companies’ luxury rental development at 205 East 92nd Street, in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Carnegie Hill, is set for occupancy in May. Now, we have a new renderings, both exterior and interior, of the coming development, now dubbed The Easton. If the address sounds familiar, the building used to be known as the Henley.
Prolific condo builder Boaz Gilad started out by developing new projects in Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and Clinton Hill, where the market for buying condos and co-ops is pretty well-established. But the pursuit of cheaper land prices and bigger lots has pushed the Bed-Stuy based developer north and east into Bushwick. His firm, Brookland Capital, is currently working on eight buildings in the north Brooklyn neighborhood. Now they’ve filed plans for a ninth, at 99 Grove Street.
Construction of the 24,000-square-foot Bottega Venetta boutique store is in full swing at the intersection of Madison Avenue and East 64th Street. The retailer will occupy 740 Madison Avenue along with 23 and 25 East 64th Street. It acquired the property from the Wildenstein family of international art dealers in the fourth most expensive lease of 2014, with an estimated rent of $8 million. Sitting one block east of Central Park and a few blocks north of the Billionaires’ Row rising along 57th Street, the site is within the Upper East Side Historic District, meaning that the developer had to engage in a delicate design and approval process before starting work on the three 19th century buildings.