The eastern borderlands between Flushing and Murray Hill, along Northern Boulevard in Queens, have become the new frontier for builders looking to make their mark in the fast-growing Asian neighborhood. Developer Oz Levi managed to find a large development site at 144-74 Northern Boulevard, at the corner of 146th Street in Murray Hill.Read More
Early in 2014, YIMBY reported on filings for a 13-story mixed-use project at 347 Bowery, in the East Village, and later the same year, the site’s three-story building was demolished to make way for the development. Now, per EV Grieve, the 22,857 square-foot building is a story above ground level, and will feature five three-bedroom condominiums. Additionally, three retail units will spread across 10,800 square feet on the first two floors. Urban Muse is developing, and Annabelle Selldorf is designing.
This past summer, YIMBY revealed renderings of Cayuga Capital’s six-story, 64-unit mixed-use conversion of the two-story warehouse at 600 Bushwick Avenue, in northern Bushwick. According to Crain’s, the developer has landed $28 million in financing for the 63,000 square-foot building, which will feature 12,500 and 2,500 square feet of retail and medical offices, respectively, on the ground floor. Ground was broken on the rental project in August, and completion is expected sometime in 2017. Hustvedt Cutler Architects is the applicant of record.
In October 2014, YIMBY reported on filings for a seven-story residential project at 65-38 Austin Street, in Rego Park, and now the building is currently under construction, according to DNAinfo. The building will have 65 condos across 55,630 square feet of space, for average units of 855 square feet; there will be 30 one-bedroom, 30 two-bedroom and five three-bedroom units. Bayside-based Yin Hu is the developer, and Angelo Ng + Anthony Ng Architects Studio is the applicant of record. Completion is expected sometime 2016.
Back in July, YIMBY posted that 56 Leonard was topping-out, and now the tower’s scaffolding seems to be disappearing from its uppermost floors, revealing the cantilevered levels at the very top. The remainder of the tower’s glass will first be installed across the penthouse levels, spiraling downwards to meet the glass that’s already appeared along the mid-section.
Now that the Upper West Side is nearly 80% landmarked, new development usually comes in the form of conversions, not ground-up construction. But one developer managed to snag an abandoned single-story building at 952 Columbus Avenue, on the corner of 107th Street. And YIMBY has the reveal for the development that will eventually rise on the site.
As Fourth Avenue’s construction boom stretches south of the Prospect Expressway in Brooklyn, condos are rising on the neighborhood’s less desirable blocks, closer to the traffic-clogged road and further from Green-Wood Cemetery. One such project is in the works at 186 21st Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues in Greenwood Heights.
This past July, the 20-story, 229-key Joie de Vivre hotel under construction at 50 Bowery, in Chinatown, was at the 17th floor and receiving its first glass panels. Now, the building is topped out, and glass is nearing the top of the structure, per Bowery Boogie. Commune Hotel & Resorts is developing, and Peter Poon Architects is designing. The building is expected to open in the spring of 2016.
Bed-Stuy-based CS Real Estate has filed applications for a 14-story, 13-unit mixed-use building at 940 First Avenue, in Midtown East, three blocks from the E, M or 6 subways caught on Lexington Avenue at 51st or 53rd Streets. The building will measure 17,450 square feet in total, and will feature 1,073 square feet of commercial-retail space on the first floor. Above, full-floor units will measure 1,210 square feet apiece, likely indicative of condos. Karl Fischer is the architect of record, and an old four-story tenement must first be demolished.
Chao Fei Li, head of Corona-based Six Brothers USA Corp., has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 108-38 41st Avenue, in North Corona, one block from the 7 train’s stop at 111th Street. The building will measure 6,225 square feet, which means units will average 890 square feet apiece. Flushing-based Chang Hwa Tan is the architect of record, and the existing 1.5-story home was filed for demolition this past July.