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Demolition Permits Filed for 499-501 Third Avenue, Kips Bay, Manhattan

Plans for a thirteen-story mixed-use building were first floated in 2016 at 501 Third Avenue, on the 34th Street border between Kips Bay and Murray Hill. While the site has since sat idle, this appears to be changing up. Demolition permits have now been filed for two buildings, at 499 Third Avenue and 501 Third Avenue. Xin Xu of China Overseas Land & Investments Co filed the documents.

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401 East 34th Street

Single-Story, 6,000-Square-Foot Retail Building Filed at 401 East 34th Street, Kips Bay

Property owner UDR has filed applications for a single-story, 6,179-square-foot retail building at 401 East 34th Street, located on the corner of East 35th Street and First Avenue in Kips Bay. The new structure will host a restaurant on the ground floor and retail space in the cellar. It will be located on the grounds of Joseph Slifka Park, where a playground currently exists. The new retail space won’t have to be approved through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) even though it’s being built on public park space. In October of 2015, Community Board 6 voted to allow retail project to proceed without a rezoning/city approval. Brooklyn-based Much Architecture is the architect of record. The park – which was built as part of the 35-story, 706-rental-unit residential building View 34 (previously known as Rivergate) – will also see an overhaul, with upgrades including a new dog run and an artificial turf area.



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