211-217 Columbus Avenue

Address: 211-217 Columbus Ave. (at West 69 Street) Formerly Banana Republic
Block No: 1122
Lot No: 63
Landmark status: Yes


Owner: Vornado Realty Trust
888 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(212) 894-7000


Summary of site plans and status

UPDATE: 1/23/2008
The retail space is now occupied by Club Monaco and a small cosmetic shop. There are currently no known plans for alteration of the building.

This one-story building was bought in fall 2005 by Vornado Realty Trust for $24.2 million. The property is zoned for residential and retail use, and Vornado plans to “redevelop it into a mixed-use building,” according to Lansco Corporation, the firm representative of the seller.

The ground floor of 5,600 square feet, was home to Banana Republic, which moved to 1960 Broadway at West 67 Street in summer 2006.

Vornado’s plans are presently unknown; the building is a historic landmark, so any building changes must be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.


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