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The Jackson at 11-51 47th Avenue. Photo credit: Michael Wiltbank

Visiting Long Island City’s The Jackson with Developer Sam Charney and Architect Chris Fogarty

In April 2014 we interviewed developer Sam Charney of Charney Construction and Development. Among other things, he spoke about Long Island City’s 11-51 47th Avenue, now known as the Jackson. Since then, we have followed the building’s progress, starting when the site was cleared at the end of 2015 up until its recent topping-out. Today we revisit the project with Charney and the building’s architect, Chris Fogarty of Fogarty Finger.

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242 West 53rd Street

62-Story, 426-Unit Mixed-Use Tower Rises to 10th Floor at 242 West 53rd Street, Midtown

Construction is now 10 stories up on the 62-story, 426-unit mixed-use tower under development at 242 West 53rd Street, in Midtown’s Theater District. The progress on construction, first reported by Curbed NY, can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. Building permits indicate the project will eventually encompass 542,276 square feet, rising 674 feet to its main roof, not including the bulkhead. There will be 16,514 square feet of retail space across the ground floors, followed by 426 residential units on the fourth through 59th floors. The apartments should average 1,024 square feet apiece. Algin Management is the developer and CetraRuddy is the architect. Completion is anticipated for 2018.


56 Fulton Street

23-Story, 120-Unit Mixed-Use Building Tops Out at 56 Fulton Street, Financial District

Construction has topped out on the 23-story, 120-unit mixed-use building under development at 56 Fulton Street, located on the corner of Cliff Street in the Financial District. Progress on the structure, including façade installation, can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the 128,540-square-foot tower stands 237 feet to its main roof, or 272 feet to the top of its bulkhead. There will be 5,865 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by rental apartments, averaging 797 square feet apiece. Twenty percent of the apartments, or 24 units, will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. The Parkland Group and Scoius Development Group are the developers. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is behind the design and completion is expected next year.