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United Nations Apartment Hotel to be redeveloped

Joseph Stavrach's violation-prone Midtown lodge to become 3-story resi building

October 07, 2015 12:00PM

Eran Chan United Nations Apartment Hotel

From left: ODA’s Eran Chan and the United Nations Apartment Hotel at 302 East 45th Street in Midtown

After years of complaints and Department of Buildings violations, Joseph Stavrach, head of Triangle Assets, has decided to tear down and replace Midtown’s seedy United Nations Apartment Hotel.

The developer filed plans with the city to replace the four-story, 22,000-square-foot hotel, at 302 East 45th Street, with a three-story residential building with ground floor retail.

ODA is listed on the architect of record.

The hotel has received numerous complaints from guests over the years, including for squalid conditions, cockroaches and theft. It’s also been the subject of numerous DOB investigations for unauthorized alterations and an expired certificate of occupancy, DNAinfo reported.

Behind the story:

ODA New York

Back in 2013, The Real Deal reported that another of Stavrach’s buildings, 369 Lexington Avenue, was one of the most debt-ridden in the city. [DNAinfo]Ariel Stulberg