Permits have been filed for a six-story hotel at 40-30 23rd Street in Long Island City, Queens. The site is not far from the action in the neighborhood, being just three blocks away from the 21st Street subway station, serviced by the F trains, and five blocks away is the Queensboro Plaza subway station, serviced by the 7, N, and W trains. Rong Dong is listed as behind the applications.
Located at 185 Bowery on the Lower East Side, at the intersection of Bowery and Delancey Street, New York City’s newest CitizenM hotel has finished construction, and is officially now the tallest modular hotel in the United States and the world.
Located in the heart of Midtown between West 36th Street and West 37th Streets is a new hotel that has topped out at 525 Eighth Avenue. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect, the 28-story building is being developed by Sam Chang of McSam Hotel Group. There will be 321 rooms covering a total of 96,000 square feet when complete.
The DoubleTree Suites by Hilton has long been located at the intersection of 7th Avenue and West 47th Street. But in a few more years, the soon-to-be former hotel will house Times Square’s newest project, a nearly $2.5 billion redevelopment by L&L Holding Company, Maefield Development, and Fortress Investment Group. With the site purchased for $450 million, they plan to demolish the existing hotel and create a new 550,000 square foot and 46-story skyscraper, dubbed TSX Broadway. Plans also integrate the 105-year old Palace Theater. Approved by the Landmark Preservation Commission in November 2015, the historic structure will be lifted from its foundations and placed 30 feet above street level.
Construction of 215 Pearl Street has largely gone unnoticed but has made significant progress. Since our last update in July of 2016, the building has topped out, façade installation is all but complete, and construction of the five-story reflective lobby is underway. The 39-story structure will be adding 320 hotel rooms to the Financial District neighborhood thanks to the developers, the Lam Group.