YIMBY recently toured the sales gallery for the upcoming partial residential conversion of the Waldorf Astoria. Dubbed The Towers of The Waldorf Astoria, the project will create 375 residences ranging from studios to penthouses. Addressed 303 Park Avenue, the 625-foot-tall Art Deco landmark was built by Schultze and Weaver in 1931 and is currently undergoing a major restoration that also includes the renovation of 375 hotel rooms.
Permits have been filed for a six-story hotel building at 634 86th Street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of Battery Avenue and 86th Street, the corner lot is a short walk west to the 86th Street subway station, serviced by the R train. Xiaojun Chen under the Sunshine Brooklyn LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel is now officially open and arrives as the brand’s premiere hotel in the neighborhood. At 430 feet tall, it is also one of the tallest structures ever constructed in Chelsea. The property is located at 112 West 25th Street and replaced the long-running Antiques Garage indoor flea market, considered one of the go-to destinations for antique shoppers. The hotel’s interiors, courtesy of architects Stonehill Taylor, pay homage to the iconic market and Chelsea’s eclectic history.
Construction is currently underway on Sam Chang’s most recent hotel project in Midtown Manhattan. Located at 150 West 48th Street, the 34-story building will contain 974 guest rooms, ranking it among the largest hotels to debut in the city this decade.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story hotel building at 109 Port Richmond Avenue in Elm Park, Staten Island. Located at the intersection of Bennett Street and Port Richmond Avenue, the lot is a couple blocks south of major thoroughfare Richmond Terrace as well a block from Veterans Park. Amritpal Sandhu under the 109 Port Richmond LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.