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Hudson Yards, image from Related

Thomas Heatherwick’s Hudson Yards Sculpture Now Under Construction

According to The New York Times, UK-based Thomas Heatherwick’s Hudson Yards centerpiece is now under construction. A source who has seen the design described it as resembling the shape of a chalice, rising higher than the 100-foot-tall Culture Shed, which YIMBY unveiled in 2013. The sculpture does not require public review, and Related Companies and Oxford Properties are developing.




Construction Workers on NYC’s Public Projects Make Up To 177% More Than Private Industry Counterparts

New York City’s infrastructure crisis stems from many issues, but one of the biggest problems in maintaining and expanding the city’s arteries are construction costs, which have ballooned into a stratosphere of unknown numbers and complete non-transparency on the part of city agencies. But now YIMBY has obtained data showing that salaries are up to 177% higher for unionized employees of contractors performing public works projects and building service work for government agencies than the prevailing wages of their respective private industry counterparts.

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5101 Broadway

NYC FC Looking Into Building Stadium at Columbia’s Inwood Complex

New York Times reports New York City F.C. is exploring the potential to build a new mixed-sport stadium at the site of Columbia University’s existing 17,000-seat stadium at 5101 Broadway, in Inwood. The soccer club has been searching for a location for their new stadium, and the Inwood possibility could be as large as 25,000 seats costing $400 million. Plans are only in the exploratory stage.


2846 Stillwell Avenue

Eight-Story Health Care Facility Planned for 2846 Stillwell Avenue on Coney Island

An LLC has filed applications for an eight-story, 15,150 square-foot health care facility at 2846 Stillwell Avenue, on Coney Island. Ruslan Goychayev, of RSLN Architecture, is designing the project, which will be directly across the Stillwell Ave subway stop serviced by the D, F, N and Q lines. An existing two-story structure must first be demolished.


31-08 Northern Boulevard

Criterion Group Set to Acquire Long Island City Development Site on Northern Boulevard for $40 Million

The Criterion Group plans to purchase the two-story property assemblage at 31-08 Northern Boulevard, in northern Long Island City, for $40 million, per The Real Deal. The development site boasts 253,000 square feet of building potential, but no plans for development have been proposed. The property last traded for $3.6 million in 2004, and the latest transaction should close this month.