21 Barclay Street [Tribeca Citizen]: A steel-framed building, now four stories tall, has been erected to the east of 30 Park Place, Silverstein’s 67-story Four Seasons Hotel and Residences. The mysterious low-rise building will apparently “house mechanical, loading dock and the underground garage entrance” of 30 Park Place.
218 Greene Avenue [Brownstoner]: A three-story, brick walk-up has risen at 218 Greene Avenue, on the southeast corner of Grand and Greene Avenue in Clinton Hill. The structure replaces a previously vacant lot, and completion appears to be imminent.
626 Flatbush Avenue [Brownstoner]: The case against Hudson Companies’ 23-story tower at 626 Flatbush Avenue, in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, appears to be waning, now that the judge has “lifted the temporary restraining order against construction of the site.” Continuation of foundation work is now imminent.
516 8th Street [NY Daily News]: The City has voted unanimously to approve New York Methodist Hospital’s expansion at 516 8th Street in Park Slope, previously reported yesterday. The eight-story, now “300,000 square-foot Center for Community Health” will require the demolition of 16 buildings already owned by the hospital.
31 West 57th Street [Curbed]: Interior demolition of the Rizzoli Bookstore — at 31 West 57th Street, below Central Park — is currently underway. The six-story low-rise and its adjacent neighbors are being demolished to make way for a highrise by LeFrak and Vornado. Exterior demolition is imminent.
Stalled Waterfront Developments Get New Life [DNAinfo NY]: Three stalled waterfront development sites are being dusted off as Community Board 1 votes for the renewal of previously approved permits. The sites are located at 420-430 and 462-490 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, and 145-155 West Street in Greenpoint. The developer of 145-155 West, who planned a “39-story mixed-used development,” stated that “they hope to break ground early next year.”
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