The Safra family’s JSRE Acquisitions has filed applications to convert part of the 22-story, 475,000 square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 660 Madison Avenue, in Lenox Hill between East 60th and 61st Streets, into residential and hotel units. Beginning on the 10th floor, there will be 54 dwelling units added in total. The hotel portion will be located from floors 10 through 15, although it’s not specified how many of the 54 dwelling units will be part of the hotel. Regardless, the remaining units will be residential and will be located throughout floors 10 through 22. Roof terraces already exist on many of the floors and the top two floors will consists of duplex units.
Hotels are cropping up all over Williamsburg and Bushwick, but over the weekend, we spotted plans for a six-story hotel in a rather unusual spot – on Broadway in Bed-Stuy, next to the border with Bushwick. The 65-foot-tall building would rise at 1200 Broadway, between Lafayette Avenue and Van Buren Street.
Over the summer, news broke of the planned 13-story, 350-key dual-brand hotel set to rise at 284 East Oakdene Avenue, in southern Teaneck, New Jersey, located immediately off exit 70 on the New Jersey Turnpike. According to Real Estate Weekly, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises recently held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site, which is located adjacent to the Glenpointe commercial complex. The 147-foot-tall hotel will feature a Hampton Inn & Suites and Homewood Suites, both to be operated by Hilton. One hotel will be geared towards short-term guests while the other will accommodate extended-stay guests. A completion date has not been given, but excavation work is now imminent.
The industrial zone along the waterfront in Sunset Park is a remnant of when the area was filled with cold storage warehouses, major international shipping operations, and heavy industry that ranged from canneries to ammunition factories. The blocks between Third and Fourth Avenue, just east of the Gowanus Expressway, have always felt a little more transitional, because they mix low-slung warehouses with little prewar townhouses. But the neighborhood’s zoning prevents new residential construction, and all the new buildings that sprout here are budget hotels. One such hotel is in the works at 142 33rd Street, across the street from two more newly finished hotels.
Hotel developers are suddenly facing new hurdles to building in protected industrial zones, and they’re looking further afield for cheap sites – right next to the border with Long Island, in fact. YIMBY spotted building applications for two hotels at 1021 and 1025 Beach Street in Far Rockaway, Queens, near where the elevated A train tracks end.