Storied St. Mark’s Hotel adding six floors

Pappas family plans to more than double height of infamous former flophouse

TRD NEW YORK /
Nov.November 05, 2014 12:29 PM

One of the city’s grittiest hotels — once a notorious haven for unsavory clientele — is expanding.

The St. Mark’s Hotel, an East Village landmark at the corner of Third Avenue and St. Mark’s Place, plans to expand to eight floors from two, according to building plans filed with the city.

The Pappas family, which owns the famous hotel, filed plans to build a 10-story mixed-use building on the hotel’s lot at 2 St. Mark’s Place.

The hotel – notoriously one of the neighborhood’s sleaziest flophouses before gentrification hit – currently has 64 rooms with rates starting at $118.95. Now more of a hostel, the hotel owed its earlier reputation to being a refuge for drug addicts and prostitutes, and more than one suspect fleeing police.

Calls to members of the Pappas family weren’t immediately returned, but the plans underscore changes to the neighborhood. The property, at the corner of Third Avenue and St. Mark’s Place, is across the street from developer Edward Minskoff’s 12-story office tower at 51 Astor Place.

The St. Mark’s Hotel currently occupies floors two through four of 2 St. Mark’s Place, with retail on the first floor. The structure measures 20,814 square feet but it has 37,296 buildable square feet, according to PropertyShark.

According to the building plans, the expanded building would also have retail on the ground floor, in addition to a medical office and other commercial space in the cellar. The hotel would occupy floors two through 10.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
(Image by Wolfgang & Hite via Dezeen)

Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys

Cammeby's International Group founder Rubin Schron and, from top: 194-05 67th Avenue, 189-15 73rd Avenue and 64-05 186th Lane (Credit: Google Maps)

Ruby Schron lands $500M refi for sprawling Queens apartment portfolio

Wendy Silverstein (Credit: Getty Images)

Wendy Silverstein, co-head of WeWork’s real-estate fund, is out

Bernie Sanders (Credit: Getty Images)

Bernie Sanders throws support behind New York rent-suspension bill

Web searches for terms including “homes for sale” are way down up north. (Credit: Pixabay)

Fewer Canadians are searching for homes online amid pandemic

Hometrack Managing Director David Ross and a view of Nottingham, England (Credit: Hometrack)

Demand for housing tanks in UK as buyers stay home

(Credit: iStock)

Stimulus deal buoys real estate stocks, but coronavirus maintains its grip

The Plaza Hotel, Sofitel New York at 45 West 44th Street and Le Bernardin at 155 West 51st Street (Credit: Yarl via Wikipedia Commons, Sofitel and Le Bernadin)

Mass layoffs claim jobs at the Plaza, Sofitel and Le Bernardin

arrow_forward_ios
Loading...