The Camden Hotel, a former SRO and temporary residence for people with HIV at 206 West 95th street, will be torn down to make way for a new 10-story building, according to a permit application reviewed by The Real Deal. Neighbors have complained about the building for years, because of drug dealing and other issues there; the 24th precinct reportedly called it the second most dangerous building in the neighborhood at one point. In 2012, a resident there killed the building manager, according to police.
It was emptied of residents over the past few years — the HIV program was moved to another site — and sold for $15 million last year to developers United Management Corp. and Certes Partners. The Real Deal says the new building will have 18 residences and be about 26,000 square feet. No permits have been filed yet to demolish it.