One Manhattan Papaya King is no more, with demolition permits filed for the former single-story structure at 3 Saint Mark’s Place in the East Village in mid-March. Now, permits have been submitted for a five-story retail and office building in its stead. Saint Mark’s has a vibrant and thriving cultural legacy, featuring a diversity of retail and restaurants. This permit will bring a bit of modernization to the Third Avenue gate to the street. Real Estate Equities Corporation is responsible for the development.
In some good news, a space in Midtown overrun with cars is finally being given back to the pedestrians. Canoe plaza has officially opened, adding a green landscape to the formerly car-blighted lot. Shanti Nagel designed the avenue-long park on 36th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue. The development has occurred thanks to Quandrum Global, owner of the Arlo Hotel brand prominent throughout New York City.
Construction of the 40-story tall and diagrid-tipped 30 East 31st Street has finally topped out in NoMad. It is now showing off its unique crisscross exterior influenced by surrounding Gothic architecture from the 1920’s and ‘30s. Morris Adjmi Architects is responsible of the design. Along with topping out, glass installation is nearing the peak. Installation of the metal paneling has not yet started.
The latest Upper West Side tower designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill is sealing up. It has ten months since the 33-story residential building at 1865 Broadway topped out, and just now the façade has finally reached the top.
Permits have been filed for an 11-story mixed-use building at 165 Lexington Avenue in Kips Bay, Manhattan. The site is four blocks away from the 33rd Street subway station, serviced by the 6 trains. Lexington Partners, a private equities firm with $38 billion in total assets, will be responsible for the development.