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UWS 'War Zone' Update: Street Level Skirmishes Go On

The Melar, the 210-foot residential tower (above) at West 93rd and Broadway, has topped out, but that old NIMBY feeling that we mentioned last fall hasn't gone away entirely. This is, if the complaints page for the property is any indication. Either the crews at this site are really bad about leaving construction material in the crosswalk, or there's one irate neighbor who keeps calling 311 like it's their job.

Meanwhile, the "big box space" at street level is still up for grabs, according to developer Friedland Properties' website?Whole Foods and West Elm rumblings notwithstanding?but we can't seem to locate any more dirt on the units up top. Don't be afraid to drop us a line at It's like 311, with a sense of humor.
· The Melar [Emporis]
· Complaints for 2491 Broadway [NYC DOB]
· Retail Listing: 2495 Broadway [Friedland Properties]
· UWS High-Rise: 'War Zone' Today, 20 Floors Tomorrow [Curbed]

UPDATE: Info from someone who'd know: "This is a 143-residence 80/20 rental building, with 112 market-rate apartments. Studios, 1 and 2 bedroom residences, resident membership health club and outdoor sun decks. It is being developed, managed and marketed by Rose Associates, Inc. for Friedland Properties. The leasing office should open the beginning of June and first move-ins around August." However, no pricing info just yet.