YIMBY Today: New Look for 155 Attorney Street, Meadowlands Casinos, More

155 Attorney Street155 Attorney Street, image by Midtown Equities

155 Attorney Street [Bowery Boogie]: Renderings have surfaced for Midtown Equities planned seven-story and 37-unit luxury residential building of 299,772 square feet at 155 Attorney Street — on the Lower East Side — amid recently approved applications. Excavation and foundation work are likely imminent; Studio V is designing.

44-80 11th Street [The Court Square Blog]: On the northwest corner of 11th Street and 45th Avenue — at 44-80 11th Street, in Long Island City — GF55 Partners designed an eight-story and 105-unit residential building, and concrete and rebar are currently at the third floor; on-site signage indicates a Fall 2015 completion date.

288 St. Nicholas Avenue [Harlem+Bespoke]: With demolition permitted to begin late last month, sidewalk shedding has recently been erected around the five-story and 26-unit apartment building at 288 St. Nicholas Avenue, in Harlem. Pauline Harari — of 324 West 125th Street LLC — filed applications in February to construct a two-story commercial building of 23,318 square feet; Gambino+LaPorta is designing.

1 Harrison Avenue [GlobeSt.com]: Developer firm HornRock Properties is set to construct over 270 apartment units and 15,000 square feet of retail space on a vacant lot of 1 Harrison Avenue, in Harrison. The project’s “expected value once stabilized will be $85 million,” and groundbreaking is scheduled for early 2015.

525 West 145th Street [Crain’s New York]: Monadnock Development — and two other partners — has closed on $48.6 million of financing for the restoration of 521-525 West 145th Street, in Harlem. The deteriorating five-story building will eventually house 78 apartment units, with 63 designated for low-income families; restoration is imminent.

361 Central Park West [The Real Deal]: Plans for a residential conversion of the church at 361 Central Park West — on the Upper West Side — appear to have been abandoned; Joseph Brunner acquired the property from the Shapiros for $42 million. The new owner is “said to be asking about $50 million” for the landmarked site.

The Whitney Expansion [Curbed]: Set to open in the Spring of 2015, construction of the seven-story Whitney Museum — located at 820-830 Washington Street, in the Meatpacking District — appears to be wrapping up; Renzo Piano designed the museum, which sits adjacent to the High Line.

Meadowlands Development [NJ.com]: The Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce presented a vision for new casinos —  in East Rutherford — that “includes 2,000 new hotel rooms, a 1 million square-foot convention center, up to 20,000 additional parking spaces and a 1.5-mile monorail” that would cost an estimated $1.2 billion; the referendum to expand gambling outside Atlantic City is set for 2015.

135-14 Roosevelt Avenue [New York Post]: Muss Development — the developer behind Sky View Parc, in Flushing — is selling the second phase of the project, which includes “three additional residential towers, totaling 650,000 square feet,” that’s to be built atop the existing commercial podium. As a partner in the development, Onex Real Estate Partners “‘is committed to proceed’ and hope[s] to begin construction in November.”

225 East 81st Street [Curbed]: Michael Paul Enterprises is currently renovating and adding two stories to a four-story townhouse — at 225 East 81st Street, on the Upper East Side — building five family-sized condo units set “to launch this fall.” The building is also receiving an entirely new façade; Vail Associates is designing.

45 India Street [Brownstoner]: A four-story and seven-unit residential building of 9,920 square feet is currently up to it’s third floor at 45 India Street, in Greenpoint. The building will sport a “corduroy brick façade,” which Lubrano Ciavarra is designing; completion is scheduled for later this year.

43-53 Main Street [Queens Courier]: Set to rise at the vacant northeast corner of Main Street and Elder Avenue — at 43-53 Main Street, in Flushing — excavation has begun on a 13-story and 20-unit mixed-use building of 65,910 square feet. The building is to be delivered by Winter of 2015, per on-site signage, and Raymond Chan is designing.

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