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.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 2605 Sedgwick Avenue in Kingsbridge Heights, The Bronx. Located between West Kingsbridge Road and Bailey Avenue, the interior lot is near the Kingsbridge Road subway station, serviced by the 4 train. Steve Zervoudis under the 2605 Sedgwick LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Exterior work is moving along at The Dime, a 23-story mixed-use building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Located at 209 Havemeyer Street, the 350,000-square-foot project includes the refurbishment and incorporation of the 112-year-old landmarked Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh. The topped-out structure is designed by Fogarty Finger Architecture and developed by Charney Companies (formerly Charney Construction & Development) and Tavros Holdings. Douglas Elliman is handling leasing for The Dime’s 177 rental units, JLL is the commercial broker, and Ripco is in charge of the retail component. Grain Collective is the landscape architect, and 1 Oak Contracting is the general contractor.