YIMBY Today: Knickerbocker Hotel Reveal, Stern Buys on West 24th Street, and More

Knickerbocker HotelKnickerbocker Hotel at 6 Times Square, rendering via Knickerbocker/NY Post

6 Times Square [New York Post]: Expected to open this fall, FelCorLodging Trust — partnered with Highgate Holdings — is finishing up the $240 million renovation of the Knickerbocker Hotel at 6 Times Square, in the Theater District. Gabellini Sheppard has designed “330 luxurious guest rooms” and an open roof-top.

514 West 24th Street [The Real Deal]: JDS Development Group — partnered with Largo Investments — has purchased a three-story low-rise at 510-514 West 24th Street for $34.75 million. Michael Stern stated he looks “to develop the [Chelsea] site in a manner that contributes to the quickly changing neighborhood’s character,” most likely high-end residential normally associated with the High Line.

121 Charles Street [NY Daily News]: 121 Charles Street — an ancient two-story abode in Greenwich Village — has hit the market “as a ‘development site’ priced at $20 million.” The 5,000 square-foot lot could accommodate a “three-story luxury mansion or even a slimline condo tower.”

152 East 87th Street [The Real Deal]: Allan Garage LLC has filed permits to “turn a six-story parking garage into a 19-story residential building,” at 152 East 87th Street, in the Upper East Side. Residential space would span 120,584 square-feet — divided between 95 units — and parking would fill the first three floors; Ismael Leyva Architects are designing.

9 Beaver Street [DNAinfo NY]: Developer Moris Yeroshalmy is wrapping up construction on his eight-story and 116-room hotel at 9 Beaver Street, in Bushwick, which is expected to open later this fall. Scaffolding is blocking the view of the façade, which has yet to be revealed.

360 Seneca Avenue [Wyckoff Heights]: PS 320Q — an elementary school at 360 Seneca Avenue, in Ridgewood — has topped-off at five stories and is expected to open in September of 2015. The steel-framed structure will be clad in brick and metal.

500 East 14th Street [EV Grieve]: Demolition of several strip-mall structures — spanning 500-530 East 14th Street (excluding No. 520), in the East Village — is almost complete. Developers plan to build seven floors of attractive retail and residential units, totaling 150 units between the separated buildings; Beyer Blinder Belle is designing.

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