Few individuals are as versed on the machinations of the Five Boroughs as former Governor Eliot Spitzer. Since leaving office and rejoining Spitzer Enterprises, his eponymous firm has embarked on a substantial building boom, with three towers on the Williamsburg waterfront at 420 Kent Avenue now nearing their opening date. YIMBY sat down with Spitzer to discuss his latest projects, the ongoing evolution of Williamsburg and its waterfront, as well as his thoughts on 270 Park Avenue and the potential repeal of the state cap on residential FAR.Read More
The development saga continues on a hotly contested segment of West 57th Street located just south of Central Park, between 5th and 6th Avenues. Solow Management Corp has filed fresh permits for 12 West 57th Street, revealing a new 52-story mixed-use skyscraper with a proposed height of 672 feet.
Brooklyn’s boom continues apace, and today, YIMBY has the reveal for the redevelopment of the existing building at 489 Washington Avenue, in Clinton Hill. The site is three blocks away from the Clinton-Washington Avenue subway station, serviced by the C trains. GB Properties is responsible for the applications. Construction will alter the extant structure, resulting in a tenfold increase in the unit count.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 1562 Dekalb Avenue, in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The site is two blocks away from the Dekalb Avenue subway station, serviced by the L trains. Xiao Yong Lin of Global Team 123 will be responsible for the development.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 28-06 21st Street, in Astoria, Queens. The site is eight blocks away from the 30th Avenue subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. Guohua Liu is behind the applications.