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319 Schermerhorn Street

New Details for 319 Schermerhorn Street, 21-Story Downtown Brooklyn Condo Project

Yesterday, YIMBY posted an on-site rendering sent in by a tipster for Adam America’s new 21-story condominium project coming to 319 Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Reps from Adam America sent along a higher-res version, which shows the building up-close, and also confirmed that Issac & Stern is the architect. The masonry cladding will be interspersed with large PTAC-free windows, and inside, the building will have 74 units.

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816 Amsterdam Avenue

Avison Young to Market Development Site at 816 Amsterdam Avenue, Upper West Side

According to The Real Deal, St. Michael’s Church is seeking a new developer for the vacant site at 816 Amsterdam Avenue, on the Upper West Side. A feud between the church and previous developers ended with the ruling that the old developers were not entitled to the property. Now Avison Young is expected to market the property as a development site; previous plans included a 14-story project.


55-46 84th Street

Six Residential Units Coming to 55-46 84th Street, Elmhurst

Property owner, Rui Wen Gao has filed applications for two three-story buildings at 55-46 – 55-48 84th Street in southern Elmhurst, together comprising of six residential units across a net 5,920 square feet. John C. Chen is designing the project, and an existing two-story abode must first be removed.


801 St. Nicholas Avenue

42 Affordable Residential Units Almost Complete at 801 St. Nicholas Avenue, Sugar Hill

Harlem + Bespoke noticed progress on the renovation taking place at 801-807 St. Nicholas Avenue, on 150th Street in Sugar Hill. NYC Housing Preservation and Development is creating 42 affordable residential units within the six-story, 52,850 square-foot building, and OCV Architects is designing. The restoration appears almost complete, and opening is likely in the coming months.


319 Schermerhorn Street

New Look: 319 Schermerhorn Street, Adam America’s 21-Story Downtown Brooklyn Condo Project

The last year has been somewhat tumultuous for 319 Schermerhorn Street, which was originally set to be developed a mysterious “SC Nevins LLC.” In April, it was announced that Adam America and the Naveh Shuster Group purchased the site, likely for over $30 million, and with the new ownership comes a new design, which YIMBY can now reveal thanks to a watchful tipster.

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129 Taaffe Place

Eight-Unit Residential Project Filed At 129 Taaffe Place, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Arturo Muroz, the property owner of the vacant lot at 129 Taaffe Place, in northwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building measuring nearly 8,000 square feet. Moshe M. Friedman is the architect of record, and the site’s former two-story building was demolished in 2003.


5 Manhattan West

Cladding Installation Underway at Brookfield’s 5 Manhattan West, 450 West 33rd Street

Real Estate Weekly watched crews install the first few panels of the glassy curtain wall going in at Manhattan West‘s 450 West 33rd Street, the 16-story, 1.8-million square-foot behemoth located near Penn Station, which Brookfield Properties is renovating top-to-bottom. The transformation is costing $200 million, and this past November, the Wall Street Journal reported that JP Morgan Chase signed a 123,000 square-foot lease for one of the floors. REX Associates is designing, and completion is expected in 2016.