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Old February 4th, 2007, 07:30 AM   #681
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Residential Towers to Sprout Soon on Far West Side



A rezoning of a 310-acre stretch of factories, parking lots and warehouses on the Far West Side has led
the way for plans for residential towers.



By CHARLES V. BAGLI
Published: February 4, 2007

The developer H. Henry Elghanayan likes to be at the head of the line.

He said that his company, Rockrose Development Corporation, was one of the first to build new residential towers in Lower Manhattan and the West Village and at Queens West in Long Island City and Battery City Park.

This month, Mr. Elghanayan will be the first developer to start building a residential complex on the Far West Side of Manhattan, which is the direct result of the Bloomberg administration’s rezoning of a 310-acre stretch of factories, parking lots and warehouses for large-scale development two years ago.

Rockrose is constructing 44-story and 24-story apartment buildings on opposite sides of 10th Avenue, between 37th and 38th Streets, in what has been officially renamed the Hudson Yards district. “Once people see that we are indeed going forward,” Mr. Elghanayan said, “you’re going to see an explosion of growth in that whole area.”

Builders are already flocking to the once-sleepy Hudson Yards, an area crisscrossed by bus ramps and Lincoln Tunnel entrances.

Indeed, a half-dozen developers plan to start residential projects there in the next six months, with a combined total of nearly 6,000 apartments, 20 percent of which will be for low- and moderate-income families.

There are also five slim-budget hotels either under construction or in development on the block bounded by 39th and 40th Streets, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.

Most developers say that commercial towers will be slower to follow in a district that stretches from roughly 30th to 42nd Streets, west of Eighth Avenue. But Brookfield Financial Properties is talking to at least one investment bank interested in its office site on Ninth Avenue, between 31st and 33rd Streets.

City officials say they are making progress on plans for the $2.1 billion extension of the No. 7 subway line from Times Square to 11th Avenue and 34th Street, which, they add, will spur the development of office towers in the area. The Bloomberg administration sold $2 billion in bonds in December, much of it for the subway project. It hopes to issue the tunneling contract later this year and begin construction.

The city is also working with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to devise a plan for selling the development rights over the West Side railyards, which sit on both sides of 11th Avenue, between 30th and 33rd Streets. “There’s an extraordinary amount of activity going on, precipitated by high rents in Midtown,” said Daniel L. Doctoroff, deputy mayor for economic development. “You’re really beginning to see the outlines of what Hudson Yards is going to look like.”

But just north of the yards, the fate of the long-planned expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is up in the air again, at least temporarily. Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s administration has said that the convention center is one of several projects “under review.” According to hotel industry executives and city officials, Mr. Spitzer has questioned the wisdom and cost of the $1.7 billion project, in part because of the vertical nature of the expansion, which runs counter to the horizontal layout of most convention centers.

Critics contend that adding floors to the convention center could make it more difficult and expensive to present successful trade shows and conventions. Some state officials prefer an expansion that would go south, over the West Side railyards.

That, however, would clash with the Bloomberg administration’s plan to develop residential and commercial towers on platforms over the railyards. It could also affect the three developers and hotel operators who submitted competing bids to build a 1,500-room hotel across 11th Avenue from the convention center.

But it remains to be seen what the Spitzer administration will do with the convention center after the review. Patrick J. Foye, chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation, declined to comment.

Mr. Doctoroff said he respected the governor’s right to evaluate the project and would participate in those discussions.

“There will be no ideal solution as long as Javits is still there and you want to continue to operate it during construction,” he said. “We continue to believe it is a very good solution and we ought to go ahead with Phase II at the same time.”

The second phase, however, could add $1 billion to the price and require closing the convention center for several years. The hotel industry has no enthusiasm for raising the $1.50 a night room tax dedicated to the expansion plan. City officials have suggested raising the tax to $2, noting that average room rates soared 12.6 percent last year.

Mr. Doctoroff and the transportation authority have met with real estate developers and community leaders to discuss the eventual sale of development rights over the railyards in August. The initial plan called for rights to be sold to one or two developers, who would build platforms over the yards for residential and commercial towers. But most developers now say that government should finance the platform construction, which could cost $1 billion.

There is also debate over whether the development rights should be sold to one developer, or divided and sold to a variety of builders, a strategy that could generate more money over time for the transportation authority.

Developers also want the city to demolish the elevated railroad line, known as the High Line, that hugs the western and southern perimeter of the railyards. That proposal is opposed by several community groups, which want to see the entire length of the High Line converted to a park.

In the meantime, the residential juggernaut continues. The developer Joseph Moinian is starting work on a $760 million, 60-story apartment tower on the north side of 42nd Street, west of 11th Avenue, next to his 46-story Atelier condominium tower.

Directly across 42nd Street, Larry Silverstein is close to starting construction of two 58-story glass towers, where 20 percent of the 1,276 apartments will be set aside for low-income families. An adjacent 16-story building will have 83 apartments for moderate-income tenants. The new buildings will be next to the River Place complex that Mr. Silverstein built in 1999.

All five buildings, designed by the architect Costas Condylis, sit within the Hudson Yards district. The area differs from most of the district in that developers have long been able to build high-rises along 42nd Street.

At the southeast corner of 10th and 42nd Street, Stephen J. Ross, chief executive of Related Companies, said he expected to start construction this spring on a roughly 60-story tower with 500 apartments, 250 hotel rooms and a set of theaters.

The Dermot Company said it would start building its $450 million Hudson Mews project, two 18-story buildings over platforms on opposite sides of 37th Street, west of Ninth Avenue, along with a public park. Stephen Benjamin, a principal at Dermot, said the company was completing its financing and negotiations with the Port Authority to buy development rights over ramps leading to the Lincoln Tunnel.

Farther east, on the north side of 37th Street, Glenwood Management plans to break ground later this year for a 24-story building with 550 apartments.

Jeff Levine of Douglas Development expects to start this spring on a 34-story building with 370 apartments just outside the Hudson Yards district, at the southeast corner of 30th Street and 11th Avenue.

Like most of the developers, Mr. Moinian is bullish on the future. He has bid in partnership with the Marriott hotel chain to build the convention hotel and banquet hall. He also owns two sites for commercial projects in the area, although he cannot begin construction for at least five years because the sites lay within the path of the subway extension.

“Our commitment to the area is very, very strong,” Mr. Moinian said. “There’s no question that this is the next part of town where the action takes place.”


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Old February 4th, 2007, 07:48 AM   #682
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Everytime I scroll through the thread, it seems the projects are only multiplying. New York City is awe striking. Great job of keeping this updated, krull.


I have to say it...that two-toned thing drives me crazy. It ^ looks like it's perpetually under construction!
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Old February 4th, 2007, 07:56 AM   #683
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NYC has to be the only city in America in which I can pull up a thread like this, every few weeks, and read about a dozen or so highrises I wasn't aware of readying to break ground.
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Old February 4th, 2007, 08:22 AM   #684
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One block, six hotels planned
Sam Chang developing sextet of hotels on West 39th Street






By Adam Piore
February 2007

Hotel developer Sam Chang plans to build six hotels on a gritty stretch of West 39th Street within sight of the Lincoln Tunnel.

It's an ambitious undertaking that real estate experts say may be unprecedented in New York City. And it will likely transform the landscape of a single block, now home to a desolate parking lot and drab office buildings, just off Eighth Avenue.

"This block now is not the most upstanding street in New York City," concedes architect Gene Kaufman, who is designing all six hotels. "We are going to be able to improve the neighborhood."

The hotels will range in height from 31 to 37 stories. The highest building in the area right now is 20 stories. There are currently no hotels -- and usually no tourists -- in the immediate vicinity.

Chang says most of the hotels will be franchises of varying price and quality. At the low end is an 80-room budget Comfort Inn, at 305 West 39th Street, which will cost about $15 million to construct and offer rooms for about $150 a night. Across the pricing spectrum, there's a four-star, $110 million, extended stay Homewood Suites (a Hilton brand), at 311 West 39th Street. The Homewood Suites will rent rooms for $275 a night and offer a 4,000-square-foot library and sitting area.

The other hotels on the block will likely be a Hampton Inn at 337 West 39th Street, a Candlewood Suites at 339 West 39th Street, and a Holiday Inn Express at 343 West 39th Street. Those three properties will be connected, and each will have 200 rooms, creating a total of 250,000 square feet. Construction costs are estimated at $150 million.

Chang is also building a full-service Holiday Inn at 588 Eighth Avenue.

Sean Hennessey, chief executive of Lodging Investment Advisors, says Chang's project is nearly unprecedented in New York. The only example he could cite of one developer owning multiple competing properties next to one another was the Essex House on Central Park South, which offered accommodations in a Weston on lower floors and in the more expensive St. Regis on the floors above.

"They were able to get higher room rates for the St. Regis than they would have been able to get had they just had the Weston," he said.

Suburban developers sometimes buy large blocks of property and break them up into separate hotels, Hennessey added. The owners can then launch separate marketing themes, while cutting facility costs by sharing the reservation systems, gyms and pools.

But Chang says he has no such plans -- though he says he is saving about 20 percent on construction costs on three of the properties, because they are adjacent.

"We started building the Comfort Inn, and the owners of 343 [West 39th Street] approached us and asked if we wanted to buy" the three adjacent properties, says Chang. After we bought from them, the owners of 311 [West 39th Street] and 585 Eighth Avenue approached us. Maybe we will call this 'Hotel Street.'"

Chang expects to finish the Hampton Inn by June 2007, the Holiday Inn by July 2008, and everything else in between.

"Some of them I will keep, some of them I will sell," Chang says. "I have opened 25 hotels in New York. What is there to be excited about? It's like eating dinner. Every day you have to do it."


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Old February 4th, 2007, 08:25 AM   #685
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On the Horizon in Queens, Less Travel for Travelers



A hotel proposed for Forest Hills
would have Tudor accents.



By JEFF VANDAM
February 4, 2007

Gas and food can easily be had in Queens. Lodging is harder to come by.

Though many travelers begin their trips to the city in Queens, thanks to the presence of New York’s two major airports, the borough has few hotel options outside the immediate areas of Kennedy and La Guardia.

“The airports have a bunch of hotels, and there’s the one in Flushing on Main Street,” said Frank Gulluscio, district manager of Community Board 6, which covers Forest Hills. “But if somebody had to stay over from out of town, how far do you want to drive to get them into a hotel?”

If the answer is not far, Queens residents may be in luck. Plans are in the works for two new hotels in the borough. But while one seems likely to find favor with its neighbors, the other is already provoking criticism.

On Austin Street in Forest Hills, in the middle of a busy shopping strip, a developer named Yeheskel Elias is seeking approval for a 100-room luxury hotel. It would be the first hotel in the neighborhood since the Progressive-era hotels of Station Square in Forest Hills Gardens were converted to apartments long ago.

“The idea for me is really not to build a generic Holiday Inn,” Mr. Elias said, noting that families of local residents as well as tennis fans attending the U.S. Open might stay there. “We want to do a five-star hotel.”

The hotel, which would be neo-Tudor style to fit in with the neighborhood, would be built on property Mr. Elias already owns at Austin Street and 70th Road. The developer hopes to start construction within a year, and Mr. Gulluscio of the community board said the proposal would probably pass muster with Forest Hills residents.

But another proposal is drawing opposition, because of its size. It calls for erecting a 10-story, 130-room hotel, SpringHill Suites, on Northern Boulevard in Corona. The hotel would rise on a lot across from a six-story co-operative called the Dorie Miller Apartments, the tallest buildings in a low-rise neighborhood.

Borough President Helen Marshall is among those expressing criticism of the plan. She said she had received several irate calls from residents of the Dorie Miller apartments, some of whom attended a recent community board meeting to protest the proposal.

Kathy Duffy, a spokeswoman in New York for Marriott International, which operates SpringHill, confirmed that the hotel was planned for the site, which is occupied by the empty white warehouses of American Auto Accessories. There is no timetable for the plan, Marriott said. She added that a franchising deal for the hotel had not yet been signed.

But in Ms. Marshall’s opinion, a hotel on the site would be out of scale.

“We like that space and air in between,” she said, arguing that the arrival of such a tall building might set a dangerous precedent. “This is not Manhattan. To see a whole stream of tall buildings along one of our avenues is just not acceptable.”


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Old February 4th, 2007, 12:03 PM   #686
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Wow, I love to see the west side is going to boom now! I did an internship on 9th avenue 45th street. The place was my lunch time walk area. It has so much potential, a few minutes walk from Times Square and the rest of midtown, the heart of the world. That potential can be seen now in the number of ambitious plans being made for the area!

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New York is booming! Yay!
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Old February 4th, 2007, 11:37 PM   #688
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West Side is booming, get a mental picture of it in a couple years.
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Old February 5th, 2007, 11:09 AM   #689
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i didnt know where to put this pix...
a new tower under construction...

http://www.remynyc.com/

its on 28th and 6th Ave, by FIT
looks like a pretty nice residential tower for midtown
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Old February 7th, 2007, 02:16 AM   #691
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news to me

Port Authority Will Take Over Stewart Airport

By ANNIE KARNI
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January 25, 2007
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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today will authorize the purchase of a lease for Stewart International Airport, an agency spokesman confirmed. The 93 years remaining on the lease will be purchased from a British company for $78.5 million, and the Port Authority expects to assume operations in October.

Located near Newburgh, N.Y., 55 miles north of the city, the former Air Force base will be used to relieve traffic at Newark International, La Guardia, and John F. Kennedy International airports. The three airports, which together handled 104 million passengers last year, are functioning at close to peak capacity, and annual traffic is expected to grow to 150 million by 2025.

Stewart International Airport currently services just 300,000 passengers a year; it has the infrastructure to handle 1.5 million passengers annually. Its two runways do not share airspace with the three major airports in the region, and its infrastructure could be expanded to service up to 10 million passengers, the aviation director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, William DeCota, said at a board meeting last month.

"The expansion of Stewart Airport is a critical component of the continued growth of the Hudson Valley," Governor Spitzer said in a statement. " Stewart International Airport will provide much needed relief for our three major airports."

Roughly 11 million passengers who currently rely on Newark International, La Guardia, and John F. Kennedy International Airports live in counties north of New York City, a Port Authority spokesman said. JetBlue already flies out of Stewart International Airport.

Stewart International is currently operated by the National Express Corporation, a British transportation company, and the New York State Department of Transportation. The Port Authority has been actively looking to purchase a fourth airport for more than a year.

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That Remy tower is alright, nothing special though, a good filler. That's an interesting story about Stewart Airport, I went to an air show there are few yrs back.
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Old February 7th, 2007, 07:05 AM   #693
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I understand that Manhattan is 'the place to be' but after visiting New York I wondered why New Jersey, Brooklyn and Queens, Hudson and East River front sites were not lined with apartments ? The New York City skyline is a world famous view yet an East River view apartment of the Trump Tower near the United Nations Building looks across at a far less appealing view than a apartment tower on the other side of the river looking back toward the city. Although my city of Melbourne in Australia can hardly be compared we have recently built many apartment buildings including the worlds tallest 'Eureka Tower' south of the river giving apartments fantastic views across to the City. I expect if employed in Manhattan access would have to be a concideration.
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It's aready happening, especially in Jersey City.
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? really

Long Island City
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Jersey City
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...Brooklyn
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I mean, yes the East and Hudson river are not really developed but that is because New York has never utilized its waterfront. However thanks to recent rezoning laws, mentioned above, places like Long Island City and the Hudson Yards area should experience rapid growth. Plus there is a ton of new park development that should attract more residential buildings to the riverfront.

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all are the great pics
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Since my last post on the 7th.I watched 'Superman Returns' DVD on tv last night..and Lois lived in a nice house I figured was over on the shore of New Jersey beyond the Statue of Liberty from Metropolis...I mean... New York. I imagine having a Harbourside mansion in that area with Staten Island to the right..The Verrazano Narrows Bridge in the distance....Liberty just offshore and The NewYork skyline across to the left...The land should be priceless yet from photos that area looks very underdeveloped?
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Anyone knows what's happening with that magnificient mid town-ish Calatrava project? The 'stacked cubes' one.
Close to the Brooklyn Bridge I believe.
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Anyone knows what's happening with that magnificient mid town-ish Calatrava project? The 'stacked cubes' one.
Close to the Brooklyn Bridge I believe.
I would say its on hold or cancled. All they need to do is have more than 1 family have a cube.
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