A townhouse that dates back to the 19th century will be getting a decidedly modern rear, thanks to Tuesday’s approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The five-story home at 39 East 67th Street, in the East Side Historic District, will be getting an entirely new rear facade, a reconfigured roof, and restorative work on the front facade.
The city’s Human Resources Administration has filed new building applications to erect a 12-story affordable housing development at 413 East 120th Street, next to the Robert F. Wagner Houses at the eastern edge of Harlem.
Locals are rallying for the Department of Education to consider building a new middle school at the vacant city lot at 47-99 37th Avenue, in Sunnyside, adjacent to the LIRR tracks. The lot measures 125,000 square feet and is currently being used to store equipment and street parts, per the Sunnyside Post. The area has one middle school, which is currently being expanded by 600 seats, although future accommodation of students will be needed if Long Island City’s rapid development spreads any further east.
Nine stories of condos may replace a little brick walkup on the corner of Second Avenue and East 45th Street. Architect Karl Fischer filed applications earlier today for a 100-foot-tall building at 843 Second Avenue.
Gaia Real Estate is planning to convert the seven-story former St. Vincent’s hospital building at 416 West 52nd Street, in Hell’s Kitchen, into 155 condominiums. The roughly 156,000 square-foot building will boast relatively affordable units averaging about 1,000 square feet and starting at $1 million. The vacant building was acquired from the Chetrit Group back in August for $156.5 million. Earlier this year, the Chetrit Group converted the building into 156 rental apartments. [The Real Deal]