In search of a cozy place with a view of plenty of new towers rising? An old bit of tawny brick at 411 West 39th Street might do the trick. Sitting along the ramps to the Port Authority Bus Terminal, this five-story walk-up just had two floors added on top, making for six full-floor apartments with room for retail below. The sixth-floor unit, measuring about 1,300-square-feet, has a terraces facing south at what one day should be Hudson Yards, and another to the north looking Related's tower going up at 440 West 42nd Street. What does the future hold for our Hellish friend?
The owner here is the Meskouris clan, who have four other buildings at the northwest corner of West 39th Street and Ninth Avenue. Nothing here is listed yet, but bargain-priced rentals are found in other Meskouris buildings on the block, and they might give some indication of what's in store when #411 hits the market. At the corner is the HK Restaurant, started by a younger Meskouris a few years back. Restaurants are in the family's blood: They're the proprietors of the Jackson Hole burger joints found around town, most notably at the classic Airline Diner in Queens, where a gang of Goodfellas grabbed themselves some goodies that fell off the back of a truck. Some links to other family properties with rentals to spare:
· 407 West 39th Street [StreetEasy]
· 523 Ninth Avenue [StreetEasy]
· 525 Ninth Avenue [StreetEasy]