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  • chang-west-40th

    Sam Chang and 346 West 40th Street

    Developer Sam Chang plans to bring a 594-room hotel to the parking garage site at 346-354 West 40th Street that he purchased for $26.3 million in December.

    Gene Kaufman, a regular collaborator of Chang’s, is serving as architect on the 35-story hotel project between Eighth and Ninth avenues, according to building permits filed today, as first cited by the blog New York Yimby. The cabin-like units will be no larger than 300 square feet apiece. [more]

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  • 100 Bogart Street

    100 Bogart Street

    WEEKENDEDITION A new building designed by ubiquitous architect Gene Kaufman is coming to 100 Bogart Street in Bushwick, and in an unusual move, the structure won’t have any apartments — just artist studios and retail.  [more]

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  • 347-bowery

    347 Bowery and rendering (Inset: Glauco Lolli-Ghetti of Urban Muse)

    Manhattan-based developer Urban Muse is planning a 13-story mixed-use residential project at 347 Bowery in East Village, the latest development in the works along the busy, rapidly changing street. [more]

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  • The Bossert Hotel at 86 Montague Street and Gene Kaufman

    The Bossert Hotel at 86 Montague Street and Gene Kaufman

    Gene Kaufman is no longer the architect of record on the conversion project of the landmarked Hotel Bossert in Brooklyn Heights. Kaufman has been replaced by Jeffrey Holmes of Australian architecture firm Woods Bagot, according to city Department of Buildings filings.

    Developers the Chetrit Group and David Bistricer bought the 86 Montague Street property in 2012 for $81 million. [more]

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  • chetrit

    Christen Portelli and 396 Broadway

    Isaac Chetrit is in contract to sell an office building at 396 Broadway in Tribeca to an executive of investment firm Bridgeton Holdings, for $42 million, the buyer confirmed to The Real Deal today.

    The deal brings an end to several different plans Chetrit had for the 10-story prewar building, which he purchased in 1994 for $1 million after foreclosure proceedings against former owner Fortune Smooth US Ltd. [more]

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  • Gene Kaufman

    Gene Kaufman

    Two new residential buildings, developed by Grand Street Development, are slated to rise in Williamsburg, both designed by Gene Kaufman.

    The first Kaufman-designed structure, at 774 Grand Street, is to rise eight stories and contain 62 rental units, a fitness center, three common roof spaces and onsite parking. Slated to open at the beginning of 2016, 20 percent of the units will be affordable housing. [more]

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  • Gene Kaufman

    Gene Kaufman

    It’s no maiden voyage for Gene Kaufman. The new owner of 8 Maiden Lane has tapped the prolific architect to design a 25-story, 191-room hotel on the site — his second on the narrow Financial District street.

    The 75,742-square-foot project, to be crowned with a 25th-floor bar and outdoor terrace, will be located between Broadway and Liberty Place, according to a plan exam cited by BuzzBuzzHome. The cryptically-named 10-12 MLane LLC purchased the current four-story building in August for $5.6 million. The seller, Rusdan Operating Corp., had owned the lot since 1978. [more]

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  • kaufman-wburg

    56 North 9th Street in Williamsburg

    Prolific New York architect Gene Kaufman has been tapped to design a seven-story mixed-use building at 56 North Street, near Kent Avenue, in Williamsburg. [more]

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  • From left: Joseph Chetrit, 500 Metropolitan Avenue and Gene Kaufman

    The Chetrit Group has resumed construction at the stalled 500 Metropolitan Avenue site in Williamsburg, Brownstoner reported. The 15-story project will be mixed-use, with 148 hotel rooms and 81 residential units. Work appears to have started on the foundation, Brownstoner said. [more]

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  • Gene Kaufman and 70 and 90 Columbus Street

    Construction will begin in the next two months at a long-stalled 1.2 million-square-foot mixed-use project in Jersey City, the architect for the project told The Real Deal today. The two 50-story towers, designed by Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman + Associates Architects, were approved by the Jersey City Municipal Council and Planning Board in December, clearing the way for the massive project to move ahead, according to Gene Kaufman, owner of GSKA. [more]

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  • Gene Kaufman and 125 West 28th Street (credit: PropertyShark)

    Gene Kaufman has built himself a mini-empire around West 28th Street. The architect is behind the design of the hotel rising at 125 West 28th Street, directly next to a Kaufman-designed Holiday Inn Garden at 121 West 28th Street and in front of another Kaufman-designed building, New York YIMBY reported. [more]

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  • From left: 300 Schermerhorn Street and Gene Kaufman

    Two empty lots in Downtown Brooklyn will become hotels designed by Gene Kaufman with completion set for 2014, Brownstoner reported.

    The Department of Buildings approved plans last year for a 182-unit building at the corner of Nevins and Schermerhorn streets, the blog said. Queens-based Barone Management bought the site in January for $4.5 million, according to city records. [more]

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  • At the desk of: Gene Kaufman

    July 18, 2012 04:30PM

    From the July issue: 

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  • Gene Kaufman and 70-90 Columbus Streets

    Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates has unveiled a new design for a planned 1.2 million-square-foot development project in downtown Jersey City (see rendering to the right). The firm was recently selected by Ironstate Development and partner Panepinto Properties to replace Costas Kondylis as the architect of two 50-story residential and hotel towers planned for 70 and 90 Columbus Street in Jersey City.

    Ironstate chose GSKA after it successfully designed the firm’s development of a W hotel in Hoboken, according to James Ronga, vice president of development for Ironstate. Gene Kaufman, a principal at GSKA, told The Real Deal in a statement that his firm is working with the same footprint and square footage, but will make “qualitative modifications that result in a project with a distinct geometry and a plan that better integrates the site into the Jersey City community.” [more]

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  • The Bossert Hotel

    Developer and landlord David Bistricer has filed plans to turn the Bossert Hotel in Brooklyn Heights back into a 302-unit hotel, according to Department of Buildings records cited by Brownstoner. Architect Gene Kaufman, who is behind the Hotel Chelsea’s restoration, is the architect of record to convert the building, which is used as a residence for Jehovah’s Witnesses volunteers. [more]

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  • Gene Kaufman and a rendering of the revamped Hotel Chelsea

    Architect Gene Kaufman presented his renovation plan for the Hotel Chelsea to the Landmarks Preservation Commission yesterday, Curbed reported, but most of the feedback came from residents and politicians who attended the hearing. The most controversial aspect of the plan was a 16-foot high glass and aluminum 3,800-square-foot rooftop addition to the landmarked building at 222 West 23rd Street. [more]

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  • 502 Metropolitan Avenue

    A Chetrit Group development site that has long illustrated the consequences of the boom years in Williamsburg appears to finally be ready for construction, according to Brownstoner. [more]

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  • A rendering of the proposed restoration of the Hotel Chelsea

    Gene Kaufman Architect, who is leading the restoration of the facade of the Hotel Chelsea, will present its plan for the landmarked exterior to the Landmarks Preservation Commission this April, and provided The Real Deal with a rendering (see above).

    “The Hotel Chelsea is a landmark in every sense of the word,” said Kaufman, a prolific architect who heads GKA. “We are honoring the long, storied history of this singular building while ensuring that it survives and thrives. [more]

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  • alternate<br /></a>text Hyatt Union SquareUnlike Paris, whose magistrates have enforced a general unity upon their architecture, especially as regards the height of contiguous buildings, the streets of New York tend to be a jagged tumult of two-story taxpayers vying with soaring high-rises.

    Many of the locals insist that this clamorous variety is what gives the city is honky-tonk charm: in fact, the results more often than not are quite ugly. A case in point is 132 Fourth Avenue, a two-story classical structure clad in limestone and not a bad-looking building in itself. Its neighbor, at 77 East 12 Street, is a pallidly functional exercise in red-brick rationalism from the 1960s. Now a new, 12-story Hyatt Union Square hotel, designed by Gene Kaufman, has risen over the scrupulously preserved façade of the two-story classical structure at the corner of Fourth Avenue and 13th Street and is set to open in the fall of this year…. [more]

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  • Hidrock Realty has secured $66 million in construction loans for its two Fashion District hotel projects — at 960 Sixth Avenue and 25 West 37th Street — the developer announced earlier this week.

    Hidrock purchased the note for 960 Sixth Avenue, also called the Atlantic Bank building, from Societe Generale for $40 million in October 2009, according to published reports. The company foreclosed on the 35th Street office building, which by then had only one tenant, in August 2010. Previous owner Statuto Group had planned a residential conversion for the site, and Hidrock had considered a mixed-use space including offices, but in the end a hotel was the most lucrative venture, said Hidrock’s president, Abraham Hidary.

    The developer now plans a Courtyard Marriott at the address, for which it just closed on $36 million in construction financing from BBVA Compass. The hotel, across the street from Macy’s Herald Square
    flagship, will boast 167 rooms, a rooftop bar and retail, and should be completed by October 2012. The total cost of the conversion will be around $30 million, Hidary said…. [more]

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