[Via Wikipedia Commons]
The Pappas family, owners of the St. Marks Hotel, have filed plans to build a 10-story mixed-use building on the hotel's lot at 2 St. Mark’s Place and Third Avenue.
As The Real Deal reported:
According to the building plans, the expanded building would also have retail on the ground floor, in addition to a medical office and other commercial space in the cellar. The hotel would occupy floors two through 10.
And New York Yimby got a look at a rendering.
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Well, it looks appropriately
New York Yimby notes that John Pappas also owns the Park Savoy Hotel on West 58th Street... and that the new address will also be known as 71 Cooper Square, a long way from its hot-sheet hotel days of the 1970s and 1980s... and likely its current clientele of the hostel set and European tourists.
It was the Valencia until what, the early 1980s?
[From Blast of Silence, circa 1961]
[Photo by Michael Sean Edwards from 1980]