Murray Hill


Three Historic Houses Considered at Landmarks Backlog Hearing

Last week, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held the fourth and final public hearing to deal with the 95 properties that have been under consideration for designation prior to 2010. Among the items discussed on Thursday were three houses, geographically spread from Kips Bay to Murray Hill to the Upper East Side. If designated as landmarks, they’ll certainly be referred to by many as historic houses. If not, their very existence will be put into doubt.

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685 First Avenue

42-Story, 550-Unit Mixed-Use Tower Filed At 685 First Avenue, Murray Hill

Developer Sheldon Solow has filed applications for a 42-story, 770,812 square-foot mixed-use building at 685 First Avenue, Murray Hill, located five blocks from of Grand Central Terminal. The building will contain 550 residential units across nearly 705,000 square feet, for average units of 1,282 square feet. Retail space on the ground floor will measure 10,088 square feet, and amenity space will span the second and third floors, featuring a pool, fitness center, library, and private recreational and assembly spaces.


150-15 Barclay Avenue

Five-Story Mixed-Use Commercial Building Planned At 150-15 Barclay Avenue, Murray Hill, Queens

Yong Lee, head of Flushing-based HWL Management, has filed applications for a five-story, 14,732 square-foot commercial building at 150-15 Barclay Avenue, in Murray Hill, Queens, located a block from the Murray Hill LIRR station. The first and second floors will contain 4,315 square feet of offices, and 14,732 square feet of health care facilities will take up the third through fifth floors. Flushing-based Kyu Myeon Lee is the architect of record, and an existing 2.5-story home must first be demolished.


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