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The Upper East Side’s hundreds of incoming apartments, mapped

20+ developments poised to usher in the Upper East Side’s next generation of rentals and condos

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The Upper East Side has long had a reputation for being home to staid, somewhat fussy homes for the super-rich, and while that’s still partially true—particularly the closer you get to Fifth Avenue—the past few years have seen a wave of new development in the neighborhood.

A crop of new buildings (from developers like Extell and Related) are targeted to a younger—and, admittedly, still wealthy—audience. Yorkville in particular has seen its own mini-development boom, with nearly a dozen buildings in the works east of Third Avenue. The Second Avenue Subway’s long-awaited debut has also given the area more cachet, though it remains to be seen what effect it will have long-term on real estate.

In any event, here’s a map of some of the Upper East Side’s most notable new developments, from tricked-out skyscrapers to condos promising “affordable luxury.”

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1. 520 Park Ave

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520 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065

The Robert A.M. Stern-designed luxury tower at 520 Park Avenue is on track to be complete sometime this year. The 54-story building is the work of Zeckendorf Development and will have 33 very pricey condos that will each span an entire floor, averaging almost 5,400 square feet a piece. A triplex apartment at the building’s crown could ask as much as $130 million.

2. Former Subway Inn site

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143 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022

What exactly Kuafu Properties is planning for the former site of beloved dive bar Subway Inn has yet to be announced, but that hasn’t stopped folks from imagining its supertall tower-filled future. Kuafa purchased the bar building and surrounding sites for $300 million in October 2015.

3. 200 E 62nd St

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200 E 62nd St
New York, NY 10065

The former rental at 200 East 62nd Street got the condo conversion treatment, bringing with it the stylized name of 200 E 62. The 30-story tower, converted by O’Connor Capital Partners, now has 115 one- through four-bedroom apartments with interiors by Messana O’Rorke that have "an emphasis on openness." The building’s amenities include a children’s playroom, a fitness center, club room, bicycle storage, and a landscaped rooftop terrace with Central Park views.

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4. The Clare

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301 E 61st St
New York, NY 10065

On East 61st Street just east of Second Avenue, developers Real Estate Inverlad Development and Third Palm Capital have introduced The Clare, a 19-story building with 30 apartments bedecked with white oak plank flooring, high ceilings, double-paned glass windows, and open kitchens. The condos are a mix of studios to three-bedrooms along with a four-bedroom triplex penthouse. Sales launched in September 2016 with prices going from $800,000 to as much as $8.9 million.

5. 321 E 60th St

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321 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022

A small plot of vacant land near the Manhattan side of the Queensboro Bridge is giving way to an eight-story, fully-affordable building with just 20 one- and two-bedroom apartments that are renting through the city for $1,254/month for individuals making between $44,949 and $50,800. Two-bedrooms are priced at $1,511/month for families with incomes that range from $53,795 to $72,480. The building’s application period closed on June 16.

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6. 27 E 79th St

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27 E 79th St
New York, NY 10075

A postmodern townhouse just down the block from former mayor Michael Bloomberg’s private residence will be demolished to make way for a 15-story condo building. Thomas O’Hara’s HTO Architects are set to design the 232-foot, eight-apartment building.

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7. 1299 3rd Ave

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1299 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10021

A 31-story condo building, developed by Thor and Premier Equities, will replace three buildings at 1297-1299 Third Avenue. It remains unknown just how many apartments the project will bring, along with any other specifics, but rumor has it that the ground floors of the buildings will be utilized as one continuous retail space.

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8. 1361-1363 First Avenue Avenue

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1361 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10021

The New York Post reported in July 2016 that a 33-story condo was set to rise at the site of longtime neighborhood establishment, Finnegan’s Wake—but over a year has passed and that plan remains to be formally established with the Department of Buildings.

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9. 151 East 86th St

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151 East 86th St
New York, NY 10028

It’s been more than three years since plans for a condo and retail building designed by HOK emerged, and things are moving along at the site. Demolition on the existing squat building finally got underway in April. The new 18-story building will consist of retail space along with 61 condos, averaging nearly 2,500 square feet a piece.

The corner before demolition.
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10. 301 E 80th St

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301 E 80th St
New York, NY 10075

A 30-story tower is on the rise on a site once occupied by a four-story apartment building. According to plans filed by developer Icon Realty, the tower will have 63 apartments and amenities including a basketball court, gym, yoga studio, game room, and lounge.

11. 180E 88th Street

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180 E 88th St
New York, NY 10128

No surprise here: DDG’s proposed 521-foot condo, the tallest planned for the neighborhood, has not been received well by some neighbors. The tower’s already faced three appeals due to controversy surrounding whether the project was within zoning rights, preventing construction from edging forward for some time. (It’s back on track and moving forward now.) Sales on the tower’s 48 apartments got underway early last year with prices starting at $3.2 million for a two-bedroom. The building will also feature a mix of studios through triplex apartments.

12. The Easton

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205 E 92nd St
New York, NY 10128
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Related Companies, the same developer behind Hudson Yards, is responsible for this behemoth rental building. The Easton’s 230 apartments started renting in March 2016, and have been fully leased for “quite some time,” says a spokesperson for Related. Just two rentals are showing up on StreetEasy: A $5,600/month two-bedroom, one-bathroom and a $8,730/month two-bedroom, two-bathroom. That means the $20,000/month four-bedroom, with smartphone-controlled lighting and shades, has found a renter after all.

13. 1639 1st Avenue

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1639 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10028

A pair of four-story walk-up buildings may be replaced by an 18-story apartment building, if developer First Avenue LLC has its way. The group filed plans for a 27-apartment building in February, and is still awaiting approval from the Department of Buildings. If the project is approved, it would spell the end for Capitol Chemists, who have occupied the ground floor of 1639 First Avenue since the 1930s.

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14. The Kent

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200 E 95th St
New York, NY 10128
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Extell’s 23-story Art Deco tower, The Kent, will welcome residents by the end of this year. The Beyer Blinder Belle-designed building has 83 apartments that are a mix of two- through five-bedrooms with interiors designed by Alexandra Champalimaud. The luxury building amenities aren’t in short supply here, with everything from a Lenny Kravitz-designed “Sound Lounge” to a landscaped courtyard and stroller valet. The project launched sales in May 2016 with prices starting at $2.45 million.

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15. Citizen360

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1660 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10028
(212) 360-0089
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The 83 condos of this SHoP-designed building started coming onto the market in February 2016, with one- through four-bedrooms priced from $1.5 million. Interiors in the 34-story building are designed by "holistic designer" Clodagh. The lobby features a green wall to help inspire peace of mind, and the building also has a fitness center with a yoga studio and spa.

16. 389 E 89

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389 E 89th St
New York, NY 10128

Ben Shaoul’s rental-to-condo conversion of the building at 389 East 89th Street, formerly known as Post Toscana, is offering prospective tenants “attainable luxury” apartments. The building has already sold more than 65 percent of its 156 units since launching sales in February 2016. Shaoul recently tapped celebrity interior designer Taylor Spellman, from Bravo’s reality series Yours, Mine or Ours, to craft the Loft Collection, a mix of 32 apartments, most of which are one-bedrooms and start at $825,000.

17. 20 East End Ave

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20 East End Ave
New York, NY 10028

Robert A.M. Stern’s 210-foot-tall condo at 20 East End Avenue has 41 apartments asking from $4.5 million for a two-bedroom to a whopping $35 million for its five-bedroom penthouse. Among the building’s amenities are a fitness center, a game room, private wine cellars, a billiards room, and a library.

18. 40 East End Ave

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40 East End Ave
New York, NY 10028

Interior designer Deborah Berke and Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects are collaborating on an 18-story boutique condo at 40 East End Avenue that will offer 29 two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments (some duplexes, a few floor-through units, and a triplex penthouse included). The project is replacing a six-story building with 4o rentals and is being developed by the Lightstone Group.

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19. Vitre

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302 E 96th St
New York, NY 10128

Karl Fischer’s 21-story condo Vitre is another so-called “affordable luxury” building. Is 48 one- to three-bedroom apartments are priced from $915,000 to $4.3 million (though to who $4.3 million is affordable is debatable.) With interiors designed by Elianart, each unit has been outfitted in smoked European oak floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and chef’s kitchens with custom cabinetry. Building amenities will include a two-story lobby, resident’s lounge, on-site parking, and bicycle storage.

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20. 511 East 86th St

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511 East 86th St
New York, NY 10028

Architecture firm Arquitectonica has been tapped for this 22-story, 139-apartment building developed by Sky Management. In addition to some affordable apartments—the exact number is up in the air—the building is poised to have retail space, a gym, and a roof deck. Sky’s owned the property since 2007, but only filed plans for the new building in April. The site’s been leveled since 2015, when Sky received permits to demolish a four-story building.

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21. NextGen UES Development

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1790 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10128

A 47-story mixed-income tower is getting ready to rise on the site of a NYCHA playground at the Holmes Towers public housing complex. Half of the building’s 300 rentals will be deemed “affordable,” however community members are already arguing that the units won’t be priced low enough for current residents. The project will also bring a new 18,000-square-foot recreation center as well as several new playgrounds.

22. 427 E 90th St

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427 E 90th St
New York, NY 10128

An 11-story apartment building will replace a five-story limo garage built in 1925. Developer 427 E. 90th Owner LLC filed plans with the city in late July for the 21-apartment building, noting ubiquitous firm Isaac & Stern as the new building’s architect. Neither demolition plans for the garage nor plans for the new building have been approved by the city.

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23. The Serrano

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1735 York Ave
New York, NY 10128

Developer Bonjour Capital shelled out $150 million to buy the 265-rental building The Hamilton, with plans to carry out a $20 million makeover. As a part of the renovation, Bonjour plans to rename the building The Serrano (like the ham) and bring upgrades to the facilities that will give them a “contemporary but timeless look,” according to Douglas Elliman’s Gilad Azaria, who’s spearheading leasing.

24. 321 E 96th St

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321 E 96th St
New York, NY 10128

Developer AvalonBay Communities will replace the School of Cooperative Technical Education with a massive 68-story tower with 1,100 rentals. The project will incorporate three new schools into its 1.3 million-square-feet and will offer 330 of its rentals as permanently affordable housing. The residential component of the development isn’t expected to be complete until 2023, while the schools are expected to open by 2022.

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1. 520 Park Ave

520 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065

The Robert A.M. Stern-designed luxury tower at 520 Park Avenue is on track to be complete sometime this year. The 54-story building is the work of Zeckendorf Development and will have 33 very pricey condos that will each span an entire floor, averaging almost 5,400 square feet a piece. A triplex apartment at the building’s crown could ask as much as $130 million.

520 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065

2. Former Subway Inn site

143 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022

What exactly Kuafu Properties is planning for the former site of beloved dive bar Subway Inn has yet to be announced, but that hasn’t stopped folks from imagining its supertall tower-filled future. Kuafa purchased the bar building and surrounding sites for $300 million in October 2015.

143 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022

3. 200 E 62nd St

200 E 62nd St, New York, NY 10065
Adrian Gaut

The former rental at 200 East 62nd Street got the condo conversion treatment, bringing with it the stylized name of 200 E 62. The 30-story tower, converted by O’Connor Capital Partners, now has 115 one- through four-bedroom apartments with interiors by Messana O’Rorke that have "an emphasis on openness." The building’s amenities include a children’s playroom, a fitness center, club room, bicycle storage, and a landscaped rooftop terrace with Central Park views.

200 E 62nd St
New York, NY 10065

4. The Clare

301 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065

On East 61st Street just east of Second Avenue, developers Real Estate Inverlad Development and Third Palm Capital have introduced The Clare, a 19-story building with 30 apartments bedecked with white oak plank flooring, high ceilings, double-paned glass windows, and open kitchens. The condos are a mix of studios to three-bedrooms along with a four-bedroom triplex penthouse. Sales launched in September 2016 with prices going from $800,000 to as much as $8.9 million.

301 E 61st St
New York, NY 10065

5. 321 E 60th St

321 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022
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A small plot of vacant land near the Manhattan side of the Queensboro Bridge is giving way to an eight-story, fully-affordable building with just 20 one- and two-bedroom apartments that are renting through the city for $1,254/month for individuals making between $44,949 and $50,800. Two-bedrooms are priced at $1,511/month for families with incomes that range from $53,795 to $72,480. The building’s application period closed on June 16.

321 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022

6. 27 E 79th St

27 E 79th St, New York, NY 10075
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A postmodern townhouse just down the block from former mayor Michael Bloomberg’s private residence will be demolished to make way for a 15-story condo building. Thomas O’Hara’s HTO Architects are set to design the 232-foot, eight-apartment building.

27 E 79th St
New York, NY 10075

7. 1299 3rd Ave

1299 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021
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A 31-story condo building, developed by Thor and Premier Equities, will replace three buildings at 1297-1299 Third Avenue. It remains unknown just how many apartments the project will bring, along with any other specifics, but rumor has it that the ground floors of the buildings will be utilized as one continuous retail space.

1299 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10021

8. 1361-1363 First Avenue Avenue

1361 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10021
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The New York Post reported in July 2016 that a 33-story condo was set to rise at the site of longtime neighborhood establishment, Finnegan’s Wake—but over a year has passed and that plan remains to be formally established with the Department of Buildings.

1361 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10021

9. 151 East 86th St

151 East 86th St, New York, NY 10028
The corner before demolition.
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It’s been more than three years since plans for a condo and retail building designed by HOK emerged, and things are moving along at the site. Demolition on the existing squat building finally got underway in April. The new 18-story building will consist of retail space along with 61 condos, averaging nearly 2,500 square feet a piece.

151 East 86th St
New York, NY 10028

10. 301 E 80th St

301 E 80th St, New York, NY 10075

A 30-story tower is on the rise on a site once occupied by a four-story apartment building. According to plans filed by developer Icon Realty, the tower will have 63 apartments and amenities including a basketball court, gym, yoga studio, game room, and lounge.

301 E 80th St
New York, NY 10075

11. 180E 88th Street

180 E 88th St, New York, NY 10128

No surprise here: DDG’s proposed 521-foot condo, the tallest planned for the neighborhood, has not been received well by some neighbors. The tower’s already faced three appeals due to controversy surrounding whether the project was within zoning rights, preventing construction from edging forward for some time. (It’s back on track and moving forward now.) Sales on the tower’s 48 apartments got underway early last year with prices starting at $3.2 million for a two-bedroom. The building will also feature a mix of studios through triplex apartments.

180 E 88th St
New York, NY 10128

12. The Easton

205 E 92nd St, New York, NY 10128

Related Companies, the same developer behind Hudson Yards, is responsible for this behemoth rental building. The Easton’s 230 apartments started renting in March 2016, and have been fully leased for “quite some time,” says a spokesperson for Related. Just two rentals are showing up on StreetEasy: A $5,600/month two-bedroom, one-bathroom and a $8,730/month two-bedroom, two-bathroom. That means the $20,000/month four-bedroom, with smartphone-controlled lighting and shades, has found a renter after all.

205 E 92nd St
New York, NY 10128

13. 1639 1st Avenue

1639 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10028
PropertyShark

A pair of four-story walk-up buildings may be replaced by an 18-story apartment building, if developer First Avenue LLC has its way. The group filed plans for a 27-apartment building in February, and is still awaiting approval from the Department of Buildings. If the project is approved, it would spell the end for Capitol Chemists, who have occupied the ground floor of 1639 First Avenue since the 1930s.

1639 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10028

14. The Kent

200 E 95th St, New York, NY 10128
Will Femia for Curbed

Extell’s 23-story Art Deco tower, The Kent, will welcome residents by the end of this year. The Beyer Blinder Belle-designed building has 83 apartments that are a mix of two- through five-bedrooms with interiors designed by Alexandra Champalimaud. The luxury building amenities aren’t in short supply here, with everything from a Lenny Kravitz-designed “Sound Lounge” to a landscaped courtyard and stroller valet. The project launched sales in May 2016 with prices starting at $2.45 million.

200 E 95th St
New York, NY 10128

15. Citizen360

1660 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10028

The 83 condos of this SHoP-designed building started coming onto the market in February 2016, with one- through four-bedrooms priced from $1.5 million. Interiors in the 34-story building are designed by "holistic designer" Clodagh. The lobby features a green wall to help inspire peace of mind, and the building also has a fitness center with a yoga studio and spa.

1660 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10028

16. 389 E 89

389 E 89th St, New York, NY 10128

Ben Shaoul’s rental-to-condo conversion of the building at 389 East 89th Street, formerly known as Post Toscana, is offering prospective tenants “attainable luxury” apartments. The building has already sold more than 65 percent of its 156 units since launching sales in February 2016. Shaoul recently tapped celebrity interior designer Taylor Spellman, from Bravo’s reality series Yours, Mine or Ours, to craft the Loft Collection, a mix of 32 apartments, most of which are one-bedrooms and start at $825,000.

389 E 89th St
New York, NY 10128

17. 20 East End Ave

20 East End Ave, New York, NY 10028

Robert A.M. Stern’s 210-foot-tall condo at 20 East End Avenue has 41 apartments asking from $4.5 million for a two-bedroom to a whopping $35 million for its five-bedroom penthouse. Among the building’s amenities are a fitness center, a game room, private wine cellars, a billiards room, and a library.

20 East End Ave
New York, NY 10028

18. 40 East End Ave

40 East End Ave, New York, NY 10028
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Interior designer Deborah Berke and Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects are collaborating on an 18-story boutique condo at 40 East End Avenue that will offer 29 two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments (some duplexes, a few floor-through units, and a triplex penthouse included). The project is replacing a six-story building with 4o rentals and is being developed by the Lightstone Group.

40 East End Ave
New York, NY 10028

19. Vitre

302 E 96th St, New York, NY 10128
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Karl Fischer’s 21-story condo Vitre is another so-called “affordable luxury” building. Is 48 one- to three-bedroom apartments are priced from $915,000 to $4.3 million (though to who $4.3 million is affordable is debatable.) With interiors designed by Elianart, each unit has been outfitted in smoked European oak floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and chef’s kitchens with custom cabinetry. Building amenities will include a two-story lobby, resident’s lounge, on-site parking, and bicycle storage.

302 E 96th St
New York, NY 10128

20. 511 East 86th St

511 East 86th St, New York, NY 10028
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Architecture firm Arquitectonica has been tapped for this 22-story, 139-apartment building developed by Sky Management. In addition to some affordable apartments—the exact number is up in the air—the building is poised to have retail space, a gym, and a roof deck. Sky’s owned the property since 2007, but only filed plans for the new building in April. The site’s been leveled since 2015, when Sky received permits to demolish a four-story building.

511 East 86th St
New York, NY 10028

21. NextGen UES Development

1790 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10128

A 47-story mixed-income tower is getting ready to rise on the site of a NYCHA playground at the Holmes Towers public housing complex. Half of the building’s 300 rentals will be deemed “affordable,” however community members are already arguing that the units won’t be priced low enough for current residents. The project will also bring a new 18,000-square-foot recreation center as well as several new playgrounds.

1790 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10128

22. 427 E 90th St

427 E 90th St, New York, NY 10128
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An 11-story apartment building will replace a five-story limo garage built in 1925. Developer 427 E. 90th Owner LLC filed plans with the city in late July for the 21-apartment building, noting ubiquitous firm Isaac & Stern as the new building’s architect. Neither demolition plans for the garage nor plans for the new building have been approved by the city.

427 E 90th St
New York, NY 10128

23. The Serrano

1735 York Ave, New York, NY 10128

Developer Bonjour Capital shelled out $150 million to buy the 265-rental building The Hamilton, with plans to carry out a $20 million makeover. As a part of the renovation, Bonjour plans to rename the building The Serrano (like the ham) and bring upgrades to the facilities that will give them a “contemporary but timeless look,” according to Douglas Elliman’s Gilad Azaria, who’s spearheading leasing.

1735 York Ave
New York, NY 10128

24. 321 E 96th St

321 E 96th St, New York, NY 10128
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Developer AvalonBay Communities will replace the School of Cooperative Technical Education with a massive 68-story tower with 1,100 rentals. The project will incorporate three new schools into its 1.3 million-square-feet and will offer 330 of its rentals as permanently affordable housing. The residential component of the development isn’t expected to be complete until 2023, while the schools are expected to open by 2022.

321 E 96th St
New York, NY 10128