Landmarks

50-02 39th Avenue

City Moving Forward with Public Park Plans at 50-02 39th Avenue, Sunnyside

The city’s Parks Department is planning to move forward with transforming the vacant lot at 50-02 39th Avenue, located on the of 50th Street in Sunnyside, into a public park. The city recently designated $3 million to acquire the property from its owner, DBH Associates, DNAinfo reported. DBH acquired the plot in 2007 for $1.45 million and is open to selling the property. The owner attempted to built a two-story, eight-unit apartment building at the site, but the Landmarks Preservation Commission disapproved the plans in 2014. The site is located within the Sunnyside Gardens Historic District, which means the design of the park (and its structural elements) will have to be approved by the LPC.



34 East 62nd Street

Four-Story, Single-Family Townhouse Proposed at 34 East 62nd Street, Upper East Side

Renderings have surfaced of a four-story, single-family townhouse planned at 34 East 62nd Street, in the Lenox Hill section of the Upper East Side. The plans come as the project was unanimously approved by Community Board 8’s landmarks committee earlier this year, DNAinfo reported. The townhouse will feature an elevator, a limestone façade, and a fifth-floor penthouse, and is being designed by Henry Jessup’s HS Jessup Architecture. The site can accommodate up to 8,030 square feet of residential space as-of-right. The Rye, N.Y.-based Woodbine Company, which acquired the vacant lot for $11.9 million in 2015, is the developer. It will eventually require approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission, as it sits within the Upper East Side Historic District. The LPC will is currently slated be presented the project on on June 28.




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