Permits Filed for Hotel at 142 33rd Street in Sunset Park

142 33rd Street, image via Google Maps142 33rd Street, image via Google Maps

The industrial zone along the waterfront in Sunset Park is a remnant of when the area was filled with cold storage warehouses, major international shipping operations, and heavy industry that ranged from canneries to ammunition factories. The blocks between Third and Fourth Avenue, just east of the Gowanus Expressway, have always felt a little more transitional, because they mix low-slung warehouses with little prewar townhouses. But the neighborhood’s zoning prevents new residential construction, and all the new buildings that sprout here are budget hotels.

One such hotel is in the works at 142 33rd Street, across the street from two more newly finished hotels. New building applications were filed Wednesday for the seven-story development. It would have 72 rooms divided across 32,050 square feet, for average rooms of 445 square feet.

The first floor would have a lobby, restaurant, and offices, and each of the upper floors would hold 12 rooms. There would also be a fitness room in the cellar and a parking lot with 16 spaces.

The property is currently home to a single-story warehouse, and demolition plans have already been filed (but not yet approved) to knock it down.

Permits list the developer as Kue Jor Ng of Sunrise Hospitality Ventures LLC, and Jonathan Newel Architecture, based upstate in Mount Tremper, N.Y., applied for the permits.

The mayor recently announced a new permit process for hotels in industrial zones, but we doubt the regulations have gone into effect yet. While the new rules haven’t been completely spelled out, it seems likely that any developer who wants to build in an industrial business zone will have to employ union hotel workers.

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4 Comments on "Permits Filed for Hotel at 142 33rd Street in Sunset Park"

  1. Which one will be the shelter? Wait and find out.

    • Rebecca Baird-Remba | December 11, 2015 at 11:59 am |

      the other two on the block definitely aren’t shelters, so I doubt this one will be either

  2. Which 2 other hotels are they talking about? I know of BPM, but is the other unoccupied building next to it also going to be a hotel?

  3. The building at 142 has now been demolished.

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