Exterior work is nearing completion on 231 East 51st Street, a five-story commercial office building in the Midtown East neighborhood of Turtle Bay. The 3,682-square-foot lot was once home to a prewar five-story structure that served as the Consulate of the Republic of Singapore. The property was sold to Texas-based travel firm Frosch in December 2017 for $22.05 million. Clune Construction is the general contractor for the project, which is located between Second and Third Avenues.
After two-and-a-half decades, the MTA’s East Side Access Project to connect the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) and Grand Central Terminals will finally come to fruition. The 700,000-square-foot station and crosstown connection will debut as Grand Central Madison.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 1334 Southern Boulevard in Cortona Park East, The Bronx. Located between Jennings and Freeman Streets, the lot is one block north of the Freeman Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Marsel Bitanji of B&B 2 Builders LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Exterior work is progressing on The Edison Gramercy, a 13-story residential building at 250 East 21st Street in Gramercy, Manhattan. Designed by Isaac & Stern Architects and developed by Urban Development Partners and SD Second Avenue Property, the structure will yield 54 boutique homes that range from one to four-bedroom layouts and start at approximately $1,200,000 to over $6 million. Interiors are being designed by Paris Forino and sales and marketing are led by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing‘s Eklund Gomes Team. Ross Associates is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of East 21st Street and Second Avenue.
Exterior work is complete on 249 East 50th Street, a 15-story residential building in the Midtown East neighborhood of Turtle Bay. Designed by Issac & Stern Architects and developed by Tun Kyaw, the 151-foot-tall structure yields 50,000 square feet and 29 condominium units with an average scope of 1,700 square feet. The property is located near the corner of East 50th Street and Second Avenue.