YIMBY Today: Astoria Cove Affordability, Pier 6 Towers Pushed Back, and More

Astoria Cove Development [DNAinfo NY]: In an effort to appease local leaders, Astoria Cove’s developers have increased the number of affordable apartments within the 1,700-unit mixed-use project, with the figure rising from 295 to 345. The project is required to “undergo the city’s ULURP” because the developers are applying for zoning changes.

Pier 6 Development [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]: A judge has halted the process for Brooklyn Bridge Park to approve “proposals to develop a 315-foot and and 155-foot tower” at two vacant Pier 6 sites, in Brooklyn Heights. The development would “offer approximately 430 units” on waterfront-adjacent property, while 30% would be for those of more moderate income. The developers, backed by the de Blasio Administration, will continue to “receive, review, and negotiate responses to the Pier 6 RFP.”

779 Wyckoff Avenue [Curbed]: Developed by 1612 Madison QX and designed by Gerald J Caliendo, the two-story building at 779 Wyckoff Avenue — in Ridgewood — is currently undergoing a three-story expansion, according to applications. Once complete, the building will span north of 30,000 square feet and “will hold 28 rental [units].”

25-19 43rd Avenue [The Court Square Blog]: Shortly after Ekstein Development erected a construction fence around the property, an existing one-story structure was obliterated to make way for a nine-story and 86-unit residential building at 25-19 43rd Avenue, in Long Island City’s Queens Plaza neighborhood.

146 Wooster Street [The Real Deal]: Investment firm KUB Capital is proceeding with a deal to acquire 146-150 Wooster Street — in SoHo — for $50 million. Lot 146 is currently a one-story retail store, while the remaining site is a parking lot; they “collectively offer about 36,700 buildable square feet.” The LPC had previously approved demolition of the retail store.

106 Haven Avenue [Curbed]: Construction of Columbia University Medical Center’s Medical and Graduate Education building — at 98-106 Haven Avenue, in Washington Heights — “has surpassed the halfway mark.” The building is scheduled to open in 2015.

10 Sullivan Street [NY Daily News]: Developed by Madison Equities, and other unnamed entities, a 19-unit and 203-foot building is set to rise at 10 Sullivan Street, in SoHo. The building’s spectacle will be its three-floor penthouse featuring “a private pool, rooftop lounge and ceiling height up to 23 feet.” Designed by Cary Tamarkin, the building “is slated for completion next year.”

2053 Frederick Douglass Boulevard [Crain’s New York]: Madison Realty Capital, “partnered with RWN Real Estate Partners,” has purchased two residential low-rise buildings at 2053 Frederick Douglas Blvd. and 300 West 112th Street — in Harlem — for roughly $30 million. Although the structures are currently occupied by residences and retail, development potential exists as the buildings “have about 30,000 square feet of unused air rights.”

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