New York’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is currently reviewing proposals for new marquees and retail storefronts on the ground floor of the historic Paramount Building in Times Square. The 33-story structure is located at 1501 Broadway at the corner of 43rd Street and currently contains New York City’s only Hard Rock Cafe, ground-floor retail, and office space on the upper levels.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 172-02 Hillside Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. Located at the intersection of Hillside Avenue and 172nd Street, the corner lot is a couple blocks from the 169th Street subway station, serviced by the E and F trains. Ben Kaftari under the Elanot LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 531 Classon Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Located between Putnam Avenue and Fulton Street, the interior lot is two blocks from the Franklin Avenue subway station, serviced by the A and C trains. Haitao Bian of Y&L Classon Corp is listed as the owner behind the applications.
YIMBY checked in on 665 Fifth Avenue, the site of a forthcoming David Chipperfield Architects-designed headquarters for Rolex. The Midtown lot sits at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and East 53rd Street and is currently occupied by a 12-story structure that was built in the 1970s. This International Style building will be torn down to make way for the new 25-story edifice, which will feature a contemporary design of irregularly stacked boxes clad in glass.
BKSK Architects recently returned to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) with proposals to renovate and expand an aging low-rise building in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village Historic District. Located at 21 Greenwich Avenue, the corner property could eventually support a ground-floor restaurant and five floors of residential area.