Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 941 57th Street in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Located between 9th Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway, the lot is five blocks from the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station, serviced by the N train. David Chen is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story hotel building at 109 Port Richmond Avenue in Elm Park, Staten Island. Located at the intersection of Bennett Street and Port Richmond Avenue, the lot is a couple blocks south of major thoroughfare Richmond Terrace as well a block from Veterans Park. Amritpal Sandhu under the 109 Port Richmond LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Developers of the Upper West Side’s tallest building, 200 Amsterdam Avenue, were dealt an unprecedented blow last week when a State Supreme Court Judge ruled that 20 or more floors may have to be lopped from the residential skyscraper. Developers SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan America are in the process of appealing the decision, which is the latest in a string of community-led attacks on development throughout the city.
The Pestana NY East Hotel at 23 East 39th Street celebrated its grand opening earlier this week. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect, the building stands 27 stories above Midtown, Manhattan. The 40,000 square foot structure contains 96 guest rooms, a fitness center, a bar, and an outdoor patio. Select guest suites offer balconies with clear views of the Empire State Building. At the ground floor, the lobby of includes a fireplace and a small lounge for breakfast and casual dining.
Permits have been filed for a 25-story mixed-use building at 671 Brook Avenue in Woodstock, The Bronx. Located at the intersection of East 153rd Street and Brook Avenue, the lot is near the 3rd Avenue-149 Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. BRP Development Corp., listed as the owner behind the applications, is part of a joint partnership to develop five buildings on the Bronxchester Urban Renewal site in the South Bronx.