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Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History’s Gilder Center Expansion Ready to Move Forward, Upper West Side

Back in October of 2016, YIMBY reported on the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s approval of plans for the American Museum of Natural History’s expansion, which has been dubbed the Gilder Center. Now, permits for the project have been filed with the Department of Buildings, indicating that work is about to begin on the contemporarily-minded addition to one of New York City’s most iconic institutions.

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61-12 182nd Street

Permits Filed for Mixed-Use Structures at 61-10, 61-12 182nd Street, Fresh Meadows, Queens

Fresh Meadows is about to see two adjacent new developments at 61-10 and 61-12 182nd Street, just south of the Long Island Expressway. Each of the buildings will have a total construction area of about 6,200 feet, with both having 1,718 square feet of commercial space on their ground levels, topped by 2,626 square feet of community facility space, to be occupied by an ambulatory, diagnostic, or treatment center. Anthony Ng of Architects Studio NY is designing the two structures, and Zhou Xu of 182 Plaza LLC is listed as their developer.


5102 4th Avenue

Permits Filed for 5102 4th Avenue, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Building applications have been filed for a substantial new development at 5102 4th Avenue, in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood. The structure will stand eight stories tall, and span a total construction area of about 72,000 square feet. Within that, 42,233 square feet will be dedicated to residential space, and 12,442 square feet will be allotted for a new community facility, in this case, a library. The library will span the cellar, first, and second floors, while the residential portion will also begin on the second floor. The project’s 50 apartments will average about 840 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Magnusson Architecture and Planning is the architect, and HPD is the site’s developer.


Anthology Film Archives Expansion

Revised Design for Anthology Film Archives Expansion, 32 Second Avenue, East Village

The existing building at 32 Second Avenue has stood on the corner of East 2nd Street since 1919, before being purchased and refurbished for Anthology Film Archives in 1979. Those revisions were designed by architects Raimund Abraham and Kevin Bone, and now Bone’s firm Bone/Levine Architects has submitted plans for a larger revision and expansion to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which YIMBY can now reveal.

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