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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    Eccch. Looks like an Avalon project on steroids but cheaper.

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    Is the first photo that's shown located on 11th Avenue?

    It's a shame that the horrible Hess Station on 10th won't be razed. Hopefully, it will be one day.

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    It seems both image #1, #3 & #6 show the Eleventh Avenue frontage where the taller part of the SLCE project will rise.

    You can see the unique crown of the 1515 Broadway building at Broadway / W 44th <> 45th in the distance.

    It seems this project covers a number of properties bounded by Eleventh <> W 44th <> the rail line site just west of Tenth <> W 45th, all combined into one big Tax Lot with the Eleventh Avenue portion covering 592-608 Eleventh. DOB shows multiple listings for the site(s) but it doesn't look like any New Building Applications have been filed.

    Why they are calling it "Studio City" is beyond me. The name indicates that it should house some sort of production facilities for TV or film. But from the description at SLCE it doesn't include "studio" space, only retail & housing:

    Studio City
    New York, NY
    Type: Planning, Mixed-Use, Retail, Residential, Affordable Housing
    Building Area: 1,150,000sf
    Number of Buildings: 4
    Height: 14-31 Stories
    Units: 1,350

    SLCE is providing full planning, design and architectural services for this nearly full city block development in the famed Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. Housing is being provided for all income groups, as well as amenities, neighborhood retail and covered parking. Construction in phases is scheduled to commence in 2010.

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    It's a shame that the horrible Hess Station on 10th won't be razed. Hopefully, it will be one day.
    Horrible yes,(and not that I'm for cars in the city)but...
    Just where would do you think people who live here should have to go to buy gas, that is one of the last places you still can ?! It is what it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    It seems both image #1, #3 & #6 show the Eleventh Avenue frontage where the taller part of the SLCE project will rise....
    Thanks for the info!

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    The original proposal for Studio City, which actually featured film studios, looked a lot worse than this.
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    Vu Hotel




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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
    The original proposal for Studio City, which actually featured film studios, looked a lot worse than this.
    We dodged a bullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post

    The original proposal for Studio City, which actually featured film studios, looked a lot worse than this.
    Yikes. PoMo done bad.

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    Some of the new stuff in northern Hell's Kitchen.





    The Link





    785 8th Avenue



    Silver Towers



    Hearst HQ






    Helena


    Sanitation Garage


    Clinton Park


    The Westport
    As tired as I am of blue glass towers I'm glad we don't build all our residential buildings like this anymore.





    The Foundry



    The Nicole



    Clinton Parkview









    Also noticed the building with aluminum siding.












    Like a tumor.






































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    What a gorgeous townhouse and lovely green oasis in the Kitchen.


    442 West 44th Street, Clinton

    $4,300,000














    Open House

    This property has an open house scheduled for Sun 11/8, 12pm‑2am

    Description

    20' wide, 4 story townhouse with flexible use features entryway vestibule with two 'front doors' allowing access to either the downstairs unit (residential or professional) or upstairs living space. The ground floor has a unique, curved wooden stair connecting it to the Parlor floor as well as the main stair, offering the flexibility to be used as a single or two family house. The Certificate of Occupancy permits professional use of the ground floor as doctor's office as the house was built as part of Doctor's Row in the 1860's. Abundant sun, serene and pin drop quiet, truly a Midtown oasis. Located on Clinton's best townhouse block (voted by Time Out New York 3 years in a row as one of NY's best blocks) with lush, contiguous south facing gardens, it features an open loft-like parlor floor library accented by a leaded stain glass window wall and 3rd floor great room with open living and dining, wood burning stove with French doors onto a 20' x 10' south terrace.

    Included Amenities:

    Yard

    See more about 442 West 44th Street at Stribling

    http://curbed.com/marketplace/properties/5549

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    Default 512 West 42nd Street

    Street Dump Reclaiming Its Hotel Roots?

    December 2, 2009, by Pete









    Hotelier and developer Richard Born, usually a quiet background guy, is making some noise at 510 West 42nd Street. Born, co-chief of the BD Hotels empire with long-time cohort Ira Drukier, has a new project in the works over where Hell's Kitchen butts up against some big plans for Hudson Yards. The property, a three-story former Travel Lodge that runs from 41st Street to 42nd Street west of Tenth Avenue, has been controlled by Born for years. Back in 2006 he shopped it around, hoping to rack up $100M. It looked like a 37-story tower would rise there, but then NYC construction hit the skids. Now, it looks like this oldtimer is getting a new lease on life. Various permits have been filed for building improvements overseen by architect Matt Markowitz, who worked with BD Hotels and Robert De Niro on Tribeca's Greenwich Hotel.

    The original structure went up in 1958 and straddles the 25' deep cut for the New York Central Railroad tracks that run up the West Side and transformed this area back in the 1930s. Born's father acquired the site in the late '70s (and in '93 had a legal wrangle with AMTRAK over some crumbling asbestos underneath). When times got really tough in the '80s it was converted from a tourist hotel to an emergency way station for the homeless, which is how it remained for the next 20 years. But that's all in the past. This place is well situated for the future, if and when Hudson Yards starts rising. Plus it's got a great view of the grand St. Raphael's church across West 41st (where guests can both pray and play). When this retrofitted hotel reopens they might need to rename this stretch of 42nd Street "BD Way." The company's Travel Inn is also on the block.

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    http://curbed.com/archives/2009/12/0...roots.php#more

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    http://www.chelseanow.com/cn_120/schoolseat.html

    School seats borne out of HK residential project

    To accommodate the truncated building without decreasing density, Pianko said the developer has “effectively smushed the site” and now plans to build more over the eastern side of the property. There will be less open space available because of the move, she noted, including just a 12,500-square-foot playground for the school.

    "Strange that they are so compelled to minimize building height that they are content with reducing the school's playground space instead. "

    http://dnainfo.com/20091211/manhatta...ilizes-parents

    P.S. 51 Development Shrinks Playground, Mobilizes Parents
    December 11, 2009 7:26amcommentshareprint

    By Serena Solomon


    MIDTOWN - Community leaders and parents are concerned about a Hell's Kitchen construction project that could increase the number of children at the overcrowded school and shrink the size of the playground.

    The development occupies most of a block from W. 44th to W. 45th streets between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues and would replace the century-old P.S. 51 with a new, larger building. It would also add 1,200 apartments and commercial space.

    "It's good and it's bad," said Katherine Consuelo-Johnson, Parents and Teachers Association president at the school, said at a recent public City Planning Commission hearing on the P.S. 51 and Gotham West Development. "We are losing a great amount of playground, but then we get a state of the art school."

    The new school will accommodate more students: 620, up from 340, according to Consuelo-Johnson. The new facility, along with the other residential spaces also cuts into the playground.

    "It will be half the size of the current playground for twice the amount of students," she said. Another concern of many parents have is that the new buildings will cast shadows on the playground. Parents and politicians, including state Sen. Tom Duane, have proposed a rooftop playground as an alternative.

    The Planning Commission has until Jan. 29 to vote on the development. Until then, parents and community groups are mobilizing to get their point across.

    "The parents of P.S. 51 are organizing some sort of action next week," said Lucas Shapiro, from the Housing Conservation Coordinators. He said parents are planning to show what a darkened and crowded lunchtime would be like.

    At the hearing, Duane, in testimony read by his aide, Seth Berliner, raised concern about increased overcrowding in schools that would come from this development and others like it. According to Duane, the elementary schools in the area will already be operating at 193 percent capacity by 2013, without the added numbers from new apartments.

    "With the proposed development’s introduction of 162 elementary-aged students," the senator's testimony read, "that high percentage will inch up to 194 percent, exacerbating an already terrible projected problem."

    He said that numerous developments on the West Side will put future generations of school children at risk of attending overcrowded classrooms.

    "While the new P.S. 51 is a much needed step, it alone is insufficient."

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    This Gotham West Development project ^ is the newest version of what was previously called Studio City NY. At one time it was proposed to look like THIS. A newer version from SLCE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
    "It will be half the size of the current playground for twice the amount of students," she said. Another concern of many parents have is that the new buildings will cast shadows on the playground. Parents and politicians, including state Sen. Tom Duane, have proposed a rooftop playground as an alternative.

    "The parents of P.S. 51 are organizing some sort of action next week," said Lucas Shapiro, from the Housing Conservation Coordinators. He said parents are planning to show what a darkened and crowded lunchtime would be like.
    Weren't these the same damn "community group" people that wanted a shorter tower and in order to do so, that bulk had to be placed somewhere else and therefore had to come at the playground's expense?

    I remember reading about that...oh yes, here it is.

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    (Not that it would help)
    but...Kenrick Ou, the city School Construction Authority’s director for real estate services said
    ... the new school would have a gym not available in the existing school, which would likely reduce demand for the playground.

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