YIMBY Today: One57 Sibling Coming to 740 8th Avenue, More

740 8th AvenueOld office concept for 740 8th Avenue, image by Marco Baldassari

740 8th Avenue [Deadline]: Hollywood’s entertainment newspaper Deadline reported towering prospects for the mostly vacant assemblage of lots surrounding 740 8th Avenue — between 45th and 46th Streets, in the Theater District. Barnett’s Extell Development owns the assemblage, and plans include “another super-skyscraper along the lines of One57.” A decrepit four-story building has yet to be purchased at 252 West 46th Street, but old plans for Boston Properties give an idea of the total air rights available.

420 Kent Avenue [Crain’s New York]: Spitzer Enterprises is “in contract to purchase a nearly 3-acre development site” at 420-430 Kent Avenue — in Williamsburg — the site of Rector Hylan Corp’s stalled two-tower development. The previous firm won a rezoning of the parcel to build “up to about 600,000 square feet”; the renewed permits expire in June of 2016.

GWB Bus Station Renovation [New York Times]: The George Washington Bridge Bus Station — bisecting Broadway between West 178th and 179th Streets, in Washington Heights — closed earlier this week, to make way for a $183 million renovation; “the terminal will feature 120,000 square feet of retail space,” as well as modern exteriors.

Cornell Tech Campus [Roosevelt Islander Online]: The Roosevelt Islander gives us a closer look at the demolition currently underway on the island’s south side, which is making way for the Cornell Tech Campus; “construction of the first academic building is expected to begin in January 2015,” with work lasting between 28 and 30 months.

22-22 Jackson Avenue [Brownstoner]: Construction of an 11-story and 182-unit mixed-use building at 22-22 Jackson Avenue, in LIC — developed by Jeff Gershon and designed by ODA –has reached street level; verticality is imminent, with an expected completion date of 2016.

57 Jay Street [DNAinfo New York]: Development firm GRJ recently purchased the six-story warehouse at 57-59 Jay Street — on the southeast corner of Water and Jay Streets, in Dumbo — and the firm is suspected to have plans for a luxury residential conversion; the developer has asked remaining tenants to vacate, and has even offered buy-outs.

Princeton Forrestal Village [Times of Trenton]: Lincoln Equities Group now has plans to build 394 rental units — “50 of which will be affordable housing” — in an effort to enliven the commercial area of Princeton Forrestal Village, in Plainsboro, NJ (between New Brunswick and Trenton). The residential component will be built to the north of Main Street, where surface lots now exist, with groundbreaking expected “by the end of 2015.”

1059 Manhattan Avenue [Brownstoner]: The seven-story and 23-unit residential building being constructed at 1059 Manhattan Avenue — in Greenpoint — is making headway, with six stories now built. Asher Herkowitz is designing the 19,867 square-foot building, and completion is likely by the end of 2014.

81 East 125th Street [Harlem+Bespoke]: Steel framing has topped out at the seven-story reconstruction of the Corn Exchange Building located at 81 East 125th Street, in East Harlem.

88 Richardson Street [Brownstoner]: Rabsky Group is adding the finishing touches to their seven-story and 188-unit residential building of 139,702 square feet at 88 Richardson Street, in northern Williamsburg. Karl Fischer designed, and completion is imminent amid recent window and façade installation.

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