The five-story building at 214 West 72nd Street near Broadway is set to be replaced by a 21-story apartment building, which likely be a condo development, according to NY YIMBY.
“The 219-foot tall structure will yield 30,650 square feet, with 29,560 square feet dedicated to residential use, and 1,090 square feet for commercial-retail use, to be situated on the ground floor.
The site will yield 20 units, with one per floor. The residences will average 1,478 square feet apiece, indicating condominiums. Tenants will have access to bicycle parking and recreation space on the second and third floors.”
Zen Nail & Spa closed its location at the base of the building earlier this year.
More than 100 years ago — from 1895 to about 1899 — it was the home of famous writer Dorothy Parker, according to the Dorothy Parker Society.
“When Dorothy lived here with her parents, Henry and Eliza, and siblings Harold, Bertram and Helen, the home had striped awnings and was a private home. Now it is home to apartments and retail space.”
The building was reportedly damaged when the Corner (the apartment building that houses TRader Joe’s) was being built. Dorothy Parker fans fought plans to demolish it then.
Demolition permits have not yet been filed.