As the Landmarks Preservation Commission resumes its review of construction applications, a slew of newly proposed developments have come to light. One of these projects includes a major retrofit of the former Hotel Wales at 1295 Madison Avenue in Carnegie Hill, Manhattan.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 25-28 30th Drive in Astoria, Queens. Located between Crescent Street and 29th Street, the interior lot is three blocks from the 30th Avenue subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. Salvatore Lucchese and Philip Loria with The L Group are the developers responsible for the project.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 95 Quincy Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Located between Classon Avenue and Franklin Avenue, the interior lot is four blocks south of the Classon Avenue subway station, serviced by the G train. Omri Bar-Mashiah under the 95 Quincy LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Perhaps the most exciting skyscraper project proposed for New York last year is 350 Park Avenue, a nearly 1,500-foot-tall skyscraper from Vornado Realty Trust and Rudin Management. After YIMBY broke the news on Vornado’s expected 2027 completion date for the tower back in February, we stopped by the site to check on the status of its current occupant. Located between East 51st and East 52nd Streets, a total of two edifices would need to be demolished to make way for the development.
A new eight-story residential building designed by local architects J Frankl Associates will soon replace an aging mid-block structure in Central Harlem. The ongoing development is located at 168 West 136th Street and will eventually contain 20,000 square feet of residential area, with an additional 3,000 square feet at the ground level reserved for a community facility.