Small alterations to Woolworth Building approved

Permit issued for two rooftop additions to historic Woolworth Building as part of change to residential use. In 2000, the Witkoff Group applied to Landmarks to add two, two-story rooftop additions to the wings of the Woolworth Building as part of its plan to convert the top stories of the designated landmark to residential use. Witkoff’s plan also called for a glass enclosure on the 29th floor of the west tower, a new glass canopy … <Read More>

York Ave. tower approved over opposition

New residential tower will be nine feet from adjacent co-op building. On September 28, 2005, the City Council approved a text amendment and special permit to allow construction of a 26-story, mixed-use building at 1129-1133 York Avenue in Manhattan. The proposal called for a zoning map amendment to change the site from C8-4 to C1-9 and a special permit to build a 100-space parking garage.

The developer, the Witkoff Group, plans to use HPD’s Inclusionary … <Read More>