Both developers and land-owners are feeling extremely optimistic about Hudson Yards development sites right now. Case in point, Robert Greenberg, the owner of a low-rise building on 350 West 39th Street, thinks that he can get more than $100 million for a development site on the outskirts of the anticipated development hotspot, according to Crain‘s.
Meanwhile, developer S.L. Green is so eager to get going on 1 Vandberilt that he doesn’t want to have wait for the Midtown East rezoning. The office giant is negotiating with the de Blasio administration to build the skyscraper next to Grand Central, Capital New York reports. But the move could sap momentum from the rezoning effort as 1 Vanderbilt was one of only two skyscrapers expected to rise in the near future as part of the rezoning.
A double townhouse where Grace Kelly once lived at 51-53 East 73rd is no longer listed for $45 million, according to Luxury Listings New York. Though the price is as breathtaking as the late beauty, at least the six apartments and 12 offices housed within should help pay the mortgage.
The city’s police horses will soon relocate from Pier 76 alongside the Westside Highway to far cushier stables in luxury rental Mercedes House, according to The New York Times. The special stables are specially outfitted to eliminate noise, dander, dust and of course, odor. Yes, even horses live in a nicer place than you do.
A homeless shelter on W. 95th will reduce its 400-person population by half, Capital New York reports. It is unclear, however, why the number of beds must be dramatically reduced other than neighborhood opposition, which was strong. The move reportedly comes in an “effort to create a better environment for shelter adults, building tenants, and the surrounding community,” according to the agency that operates the shelter.
Also a neighbor non grata? LG, whose plan to build a new headquarters in Englewood Cliffs seems to grow more unpopular by the day, The New York Times reports.Planning a development that rises above the treeline of a national natural landmark will do that. The company refuses to consider a lower-lying design because “a redesign of the building will severely delay the economic and community benefits the new building will bring to the region.” Right. We’re sure that’s why they’re refusing to come up with a lower-lying design.