An anonymous LLC has filed applications for an 18-story, 27-unit mixed-use building at 1639 First Avenue, located between East 85th and 86th streets in the Yorkville section of the Upper East Side. The building will rise 199 feet, DNAinfo reported, and will encompass 50,126 square feet. There will be 1,983 square feet of retail space across the ground and cellar levels, followed by residential units across the second through 18th floors. The apartments should average 1,314 square feet apiece, which suggests that condominiums are probably in the works.
Dunn Development Corporation has filed applications for a 12-story, 121-unit residential building at 1812 Vyse Avenue, in the Crotona Park East section of the West Bronx. The project will measure 104,519 square feet and rise 115 feet to its roof. The residential units, which will be rentals according to a report by The Real Deal, should average 837 square feet apiece. Amenities will be located on the ground floor, followed by apartments across the second through 12th floors. Dattner Architects is the architect of record. The 15,151-square-foot site is currently vacant.
New renderings have been revealed of the 43-story, 50-unit mixed-use tower under development at 45 Park Place, in TriBeCa. Depictions of the future tower can be seen at Curbed NY. Excavation work was underway at the site in December, according to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. A tower crane was also assembled on-site last year.
88 and 90 Lexington Avenue were once office buildings—an Art Deco classic and a significantly less attractive 1950s neighbor. Both became rent stabilized apartments, until developer HFZ Capital scooped up the properties between 26th and 27th Streets in July 2013. Now they’re being transformed into condominiums, and YIMBY got a look inside.
Something unusual occurred on Tuesday: the Landmarks Preservation Commission, after rejecting what one commissioner called a “juicy” expansion of a Crown Heights house two months ago, ended up approving an even larger expansion of the structure.