250 West 93 Street (the Melar)

Address: 250 West 93rd St.

Block No: 1240
Lot No: 52

Landmark status: No


Melvin and William Friedland
Friedland Properties
22 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10021-17033
(T) 212-744-3300

To get info on affordable units: (212) 210-6658 or (212) 210-6635


Summary of site plans and status

Rose Associates has built a 20-story site of 143 residential rental units; this is an 80/20 project (the developer did his own rent-up of the 80/20 units). This site houses 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units plus 3 bedroom convertible units. The building has a health club, decks, 24-hour attended lobby, fitness center, lounge and sun deck.

There is a 210 foot height limit on this property. The gross area for this site is 164,714 square feet. The building was designed by Costas Kondylis & Partners, LLP.

This site was completed in summer 2006.


212 West 93 Street (Congregation Shaare Zedek)

Address: 212 West 93rd Street
Block No: 1240
Lot No: 42
Landmark status: No


Rabbi Mark Ankcorn
Congregation Shaare Zedek
212 West 93rd Street
New York, NY 10025-17408


Summary of site plans and status

The owner of the building next door at Amsterdam Avenue between 92nd and 93rd Streets, asked to buy the air rights above the building. The offer was declined by the Board of the Congregation. There have been no negotiations since December 2005, and there is no future or immediate plans for this address.

144 West 90 Street (Church of Saint Gregory the Great)

Address: 144 West 90th Street
Block No: 1220
Lot No: 55
Landmark status: No


Michael Konopka
Parishoners’ Committee
574 West End Avenue
New York, NY 10024-12748
(T) 212-385-4800


Summary of site plans and status

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York is planning a realignment of its churches which could have resulted in the closing or merging of numerous churches in Manhattan. In 2005, the parishioners of Saint Gregory’s submitted a petition and individual letters to the Archdiocese, urging that Saint Gregory’s stay off the list. The realignment was evaluated by a Blue Ribbon Committee. The church was not on the 2006 closure list. A new priest, Reverend Monsignor Michael Crimmins, is bringing new energy to the congregation.

148 West 90 Street, 167 West 89 Street (Stephen Gaynor School/Ballet Hispanico)

Address: 148 West 90 Street (Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues) Entrance for Stephen Gaynor School, 167 West 89 Street (Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues) Entrance for Ballet Hispanico
Block: 1126
Lot: 45
Landmark status: No


Verdery Roosevelt
Executive Director
Ballet Hispanico
167 West 89 Street
New York, NY 10024
(T) 212-362-6710

Dr. Scott Gaynor
Head of School
Stephen Gaynor School
148 West 90th Street
New York, NY 10024
(T) 212-787-7070 ext. 101


Summary of Site Plans and Status

This site is the new K-8 Stephen Gaynor School and Ballet Hispanico building. It is 12 stories and approximately 37,000 square feet. Steven Gaynor sold the townhouse at 22 West 74 Street (one of 18 mansions built by the Clark family, developers of the Dakota) for $9.1 million in 2006.

The new home of the Stephen Gaynor School and Ballet Hispanico is the last of the West Side Urban Renewal Area (WSURA) sites to be developed. St. Gregory’s Church sold the site to Ballet Hispanico (an original WSURA tenant) and the Stephan Gaynor School, a school for gifted students who don’t meet their academic potential and who may be learning disabled. The school opened in 2006. Council Member Gale A. Brewer supported Ballet Hispanico with city capital funds.

466 Columbus Avenue (Kidville)

Address: 466 – 468 Columbus Avenue (West 82nd Street)
Block No: 1213
Lot No: 32
Landmark status: Yes


Steve Brecker
Rudd Realty Management Corporation
The Rudd Group, Ltd.
545 Madison Avenue, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10022
(F) 212-319-3095

Summary of site plans and status

The former site of the Pioneer supermarket is a two story building. It has been renovated by Gruzen Samton and is now a 3-story building occupied by Kidville, a company dedicated to children’s services. This West Side branch of Kidville opened on May 15, 2006.

2222 Broadway (Filene’s Basement)

Address: 2222 Broadway at 79 Street
Block No: 1227
Lot No: 13
Landmark status: Yes


Roger Klein, Trustee
Deborah Himmelfarb, Trustee
2220 Broadway
C/O Withers Bergman LLP
430 Park Avenue, 10 Floor
New York, NY 10022
(T) 212-848-9800


Summary of site plans and status

This is the site where Filene’s Basement is located. It is a large site in a C-4-6A. It is owned by Friedland Properties, who have recently built The Melar, at 250 West 93 Street and Broadway. There are currently no construction plans regarding 2222 Broadway.

318-330 Amsterdam Avenue and 75 Street (New York Cab Company)

Address: 318-324 Amsterdam Avenue (at 75 Street)
Block No: 1167
Lot No: 29

Landmark status: Yes


Summary of site plans and status

On Tuesday, November 16, 2006 the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted unanimously to extend landmark status to this building.

According to the LPC’s website,

The New-York Cab Company pioneered many of the practices we see in our present-day taxi industry, from the color of the cabs to timed fares,’ said Commission Chairman Robert B. Tierney. ‘At the end of the 19th century, there were an estimated 4,600 stables across the City and 74,000 horses crowding our streets. And hundreds of them were kept in this remarkably intact and well-preserved stable building on the Upper West Side.