Last month, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital (formerly just St. Luke’s) sold off five large, turn-of-the-century buildings in Morningside Heights to Delshah Capital for $111.5 million. Now, the firm has filed plans to convert the elaborate old structures to apartments.
Ceres Realty Capital is proposing to transform the three-story (plus basement), multi-family residential building at 442 West 22nd Street, in Chelsea, into a single-family mansion. The proposed redevelopment would include the addition of a single-story penthouse, DNAinfo reported. Alteration permits haven’t been filed with the Buildings Department, but William Suk’s Midtown South-based Suk Designs is the architect. Suk is currently taking the project through the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s (LPC) approval process. Exterior alterations must be approved by the LPC as the property sits within the Chelsea Historic District. The building has been vacated with exception to one tenant.
A small, pre-Civil War residential building in Brooklyn will be returned to something resembling its former glory. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the restoration of 121 Congress Street. That’s located between Hicks Street and Henry Street in the Cobble Hill Historic District.
Skateboarders in Upper Manhattan are in for a new experience. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation gave its blessing to a proposal to upgrade the 20-year-old skate park in Riverside Park.
Demolitions aren’t particularly frequent in historic districts, but it looks like another one is going to happen. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard a proposal to demolish the current building at 466-468 Columbus Avenue, on the Upper West Side, and replace it with a mixed-use building. While the commissioners weren’t ready to approve the proposal, the demolition aspect didn’t seem to be a stumbling block.