New York City’s art house theaters have disappearing for years, and movie lovers mourned when they heard the Sunshine Cinema on Houston Street was on the market earlier this year. But the IFC Center is clearly doing well, and planning a big expansion to their three-story theater at 323 6th Avenue in the West Village.
NoMad-based Bell Urban, LLC, has filed applications for a 12-story, 126-unit affordable housing project at 294 East 162nd Street, in Melrose, right around the corner from the neighborhood’s Metro North station, and seven blocks from the 4 train at Yankee Stadium. The building will total 117,398 square feet, which works out to an average unit of 932 square feet. Midtown South-based Dattner Architects is the applicant of record, and two 2.5-story, wood-framed homes were demolished in 2014.
Collegiate Churches of New York has filed applications to transform the 12-story buildings at 370-378 West End Avenue, on the Upper West Side, into a single residential structure with 66 units. The Collegiate School building at 370 West End will be replaced with an 18-story structure, and once connected with 378 West End, will measure 198,095 square feet. Units will average 3,000 square feet apiece, and COOKFOX Architects is designing.
Certes Partners and United Management Corp. have acquired the six-story building at 214-218 West 95th Street, on the Upper West Side, for $26.5 million, according to Commercial Observer. In July, YIMBY reported on filings for a 10-story, 18-unit residential building (by the same developers) to replace the six-story former SRO at 206 West 95th Street. Now, the assemblage boasts 85,000 square feet of development potential, possibly in the form of an 18-story building. RKTB Architects filed for the initial permits, but Cetra Ruddy has been hired to design.
Brookland Capital has purchased the 29,250 square-foot church at 259 Washington Avenue, in Clinton Hill, for $8.8 million, according to Commercial Observer. The site has 2,650 square feet of air rights, and plans call for church to be converted into condominiums, featuring a small rear expansion and exterior restorations. DNAinfo reports the property is landmarked, so changes to the building will have to be approved by the LPC. The G train stop at Washington Avenue is located two blocks to the south.