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Mixed-Use

639 West 59th Street

34-Story, 244-Unit Residential Building Filed At 639 West 59th Street, Riverside Center

Extell Development and Carlyle Group have filed applications for another Riverside Center building, this time at 639 West 59th Street, in Lincoln Square. The building will stand 34 stories or 391 feet in height, and will have 244 residential units. Retail space will span 1,845 square feet on the ground floor within the larger 330,152 square-foot building, and amenity space will be located on the ground floor and cellar. Goldstein Hill & West Architects is the architect of record.


319 Bowery

Four-Story Building At 319 Bowery Getting Residential/Retail Conversion, East Village

The four-story commercial building at 319 Bowery, in the East Village, is currently being gut-renovated into three full-floor residential units and ground floor retail, according to EV Grieve. The retail portion will span 1,500 square feet in the 5,090 square-foot building, and residential units will average 1,200 square feet. Steve Croman is redeveloping the property, and Grasso-Menziuso Architects is the applicant of record.


93-01 Sutphin Boulevard

Permits Filed: 147-30 Archer Avenue, The Crossing at Jamaica Station

BRP Companies plans to spend nearly $300 million developing two mixed-use high rises just north of Jamaica Station in Queens, in what some have called the “largest private investment in Downtown Jamaica in decades.” Now they’ve filed new building applications for their megaproject on Archer Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard, a combination of a church, mixed-income apartments and retail.

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149 Rivington Street

Four-Story Mixed-Use Building To Be Expanded To Six Stories At 149 Rivington Street, Lower East Side

Silvershore Properties has acquired the four-story mixed-use building at 149 Rivington Street, on the Lower East Side, for $2.8 million. The firm plans to overhaul and expand the building, according to Bowery Boogie. Two stories will be added on top, and two duplex apartments and retail units will be carved out of the existing structure. Permits have yet to be filed with the DOB.


Hudson Rise

Design Update on 470 Eleventh Avenue, aka Hudson Rise, Stalled Hudson Yards Mixed-Use Skyscraper

With the first of Related’s Hudson Yards towers now inching towards its pinnacle, it should come as no surprise that other developers with nearby sites are also beginning to move ahead with plans of their own. Kuafu Properties and Siras Development are building a 700-foot tall 42-story mixed-use tower at 470 Eleventh Avenue, between 37th and 38th Streets, and YIMBY has a fresh set of close-up renderings that also show some slight modifications to the “lantern-inspired” design.

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NYU Expansion

Court Green Lights 1.9 Million Square-Foot NYU Expansion, Greenwich Village

New York State’s Court of Appeals has approved New York University’s planned four-building, 1.9 million square-foot expansion at their Greenwich Village campus, according to the Daily News, rejecting a bid by NIMBYs to block the school’s continued growth. The Jerome S. Coles Sports Center, at 20-40 East Houston Street (aka 181 Mercer Street), as well as the single-story retail buildings at 130 Bleecker Street and 535-555 LaGuardia Place, will be demolished. Completion of the entire expansion is expected by 2035.


brooklyn bridge park pier 6 rendering 2

Revealed: Two ODA-Designed Towers for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6

Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer unveiled the design and developer for the two towers planned on the park’s final development site at Pier 6. RAL Development, who converted the former Jehovah’s Witnesses warehouse at 360 Furman Street to a pricey condo project known as One Brooklyn Bridge Park, is partnering with Oliver Realty to develop the buildings.

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120 Skillman Street

Eight-Family Mixed-Use Project Filed At 120 Skillman Street, Bed-Stuy

Property owner Lipa Rubin, of Hess Management, has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 120 Skillman Street, in the northwestern corner of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The building will measure 8,085 square feet, and a commercial portion will span 1,490 square feet on the ground floor. There will be two units per floor, measuring an average 825 square feet. Boaz Golani’s BMG Design Build is designing, and an existing two-story home was filed for demolition in April.


22-12 Jackson Avenue

11-Story, 186-Unit Building Planned At 22-12 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City

Adam America and MSD Partners have acquired the development site at 22-12 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City — a few blocks south of Court Square stations serviced by the 7, E, M, and G trains — for $43.5 million. According to Crain’s Business, the developers plan to construct an 11-story, 186-unit mixed-use building measuring 210,000 square feet. A 5,000 square-foot retail portion is planned for the ground floor, and both ODA and Issac & Stern are designing. A small single-story structure must first be removed.