The Lightstone Group is pushing forward with plans to knock down five tenement buildings in the East Village and replace them with a hotel that caters to millennials. The controversial developer filed applications last Friday for a 13-story hotel at 112 East 11th Street, between Third and Fourth avenues.
A huge development with three 19-story buildings—two residential ones and a hotel—is coming to a Flushing industrial property that hotelier Sam Chang sold last year. The new developer, Flushing Point Holdings, filed plans for the two apartment towers today at 131-02 40th Road, also known as 40-70 Delong Street.
YIMBY’s last update on One57 — the 73-story mixed-use tower, with 92 condominiums perched above a 210-key Park Hyatt Hotel, at 157 West 57th Street, in Midtown — was back in August of 2014. At the time, the removal of sidewalk shedding was underway, which signaled that construction had been completed. One last element, however, wasn’t revealed until earlier this week: the structure’s LED crown that faces Central Park. The western half was turned on, as seen in a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. Renderings have long suggested an illuminated crown on the 1,005-foot-tall tower, which was designed by Paris-based Atelier Christian de Portzamparc. Extell Development Company developed One57. Per a count done in the spring, 38 condos remained unsold.
Bronx-based Ultimate Seven LLC has filed applications for a four-story, 35-key hotel at 3336 Webster Avenue, in the West Bronx’s Norwood section. The project will measure a compact 10,193 square feet and its hotel rooms should average a budget-sized 283 square feet apiece. Guest amenities include a 704-square-foot lobby, 11 off-street parking spaces, a fitness center, a business meeting room, and a breakfast area. Asher Hershkowitz’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 5,100-square-foot site is vacant and stretches 144 feet along Webster Avenue. The Williams Bridge station on Metro-North Railroad is a block to the north.
Construction appears to be nearly done on the 19-story redevelopment project underway at 444 Park Avenue South, located on the corner of East 30th Street in Midtown South. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos snapped by Tectonic. The former 13-story office building has been expanded by six stories and redeveloped into a 190-key SLS Hotel. It contains 86,973 square feet of commercial space, which means the hotel suites should average 458 square feet apiece. Hotel amenities include a restaurant on the ground floor, a fitness center, meeting rooms, and an outdoor lounge on the 14th floor. Moin Development and SBE are the developers. Nobutaka Ashihara’s Financial District-based architecture firm is behind the design. Opening is expected next spring.