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Cary Tamarkin plans resi conversion of UWS Catholic school

Developer-architect paid $50 million for the building in October

March 13, 2015 03:15PM
By Kyna Doles

553-559 West End Avenue

Cary Tamarkin and 553-559 West End Avenue

Cary Tamarkin will convert the site of a former Catholic school at West End Avenue and 87th Street into a residential building, according to permits filed with the Department of Buildings today.

The developer paid $50 million in October for the building and air rights at 553-559 West End Avenue, which was formerly home to the St. Agnes Boys High School and owned by the Archdiocese of New York.

The existing seven-story building, which totals 53,000 square feet will be expanded to eight stories, and span nearly 81,000 square feet.

Recreation space will replace the school’s cellar levels and each of the floors will hold two apartments, although filings also note there will be a total of 17 dwelling units.

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