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Holy Macaroni! Hotel/Condo Project Surfaces as Galerie515

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Back in 2006, CityRealty reported that the old Supreme Macaroni Company building at 511 Ninth Avenue (between 38th and 39th Streets) would make way for a new 12-story hotel/condo hybrid designed by prolific architect Costas Kondylis. The rendering up top ran with the story, which has been frozen in time by the sleuths at Wired New York, who also prepped that picture of the site (the three-story macaroni mecca is on the left side of the marked area). The pasta palace?we really can't get enough?is long gone, but we haven't heard much else about the project, in a weird spot of town near the Lincoln Tunnel. Today that all changed! StreetEasy now has a page for the project, called Galerie515, mentioning that sales on the condos will start in 2009. And there are some more details:

24-hour doorman and concierge available to greet and assist residents and their guests. State of the art square foot fitness center superbly equipped with cardiovascular and weight-lifting machines shared by condo/hotel and residential owners. Five star restaurant located below grade offering in room delivery service to residents. Roof SkyLounge offers city views, wet bar, Jacuzzi whirlpool and barbeque area Spa services available. Shoeshine Service. Business services. Personal shopping services. Housekeeping services. Spa Services. 50+ parking spots with valet parking. Storage Bins
Sounds hot, though they probably should consider making the gym a bit bigger. There's also a teaser website up. Assa Properties is the developer, and the increasingly ubiquitous Marketing Directors will handle the sales. No word on hotel operator quite yet.
· Galerie515 [StreetEasy]
· 511 Ninth Ave. New Condo (replacing the Supreme Macaroni Blding) [Wired NY]
· Galerie515 [Official Site]