Rockaway Beach is about to get a boutique hotel designed by Wythe Hotel architect Morris Adjmi. New building applications were filed Tuesday for the six-story project at 108-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, between 108th and 109th Streets.
Home design company Restoration Hardware is trying to expand, with a hotel under development at 55 Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District. That plan, however, needs some work as the Landmarks Preservation Commission did not grant a certificate of appropriateness on Tuesday.
Construction is now four stories above street level on the 71-story, 354-unit mixed-use building under development at 35 Hudson Yards, located on the corner of Eleventh Avenue and West 33rd Street in Hudson Yards district. Progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the 1,009-foot-tall tower will encompass 1,046,332 square feet.
Foundation work is well underway on the eight-story, 73-unit apartment-hotel under development at 138 Bowery, in Little Italy. Work can be seen in images from an update by Bowery Boogie. The 53,088-square-foot project will rise 85 feet in height, per the latest building permits. Retail space will occupy parts of the ground floor and an upper mezzanine level, followed by a 46 hotel rooms on the second through fifth floors. The top three floors will contain 27 residential units, averaging 513 square feet apiece. Emmut Properties is the developer and Middle Village-based Allen Shinfeld is currently listed as the applicant of record. Completion is expected in late 2017.
Last year, Michael Shvo and Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin agreed to pay $500 million for 20 floors of the Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue, on the corner of 57th Street. Now Shvo has filed plans to convert most of the 26-story office building into condominiums and a hotel.