Articles by Michael Young

Demolition Underway at 85 4th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Demolition is getting underway at 85 4th Avenue, the site of a 12-story mixed-use building in Park Slope, Brooklyn. James Shannon of Strekte Corp. is listed as the architect of record and Harry Einhorn under the 85 4th Avenue LLC is listed as the owner in permit applications filed in October 2019 for the 125-foot-tall structure, which will span 176,757 square feet and yield 193 residential units with an average scope of 647 square feet, as well as 5,415 square feet of commercial space, 1,996 square feet of community facility space, a cellar level, and 79 enclosed parking spaces. The property stretches from St. Mark’s Place to the north and Warren Street to the south.

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10-04 Borden Avenue Wraps Up Construction in Long Island City, Queens

Construction is finishing up on 10-04 Borden Avenue, a three-story commercial building in Long Island City, Queens. Developed and built by The Vorea Group under the Borden Ave Opportunity Zone Business LLC, the 56,000-square-foot structure will feature New York City’s first iFLY indoor skydiving facility and a separate commercial space. The plot spans nearly half an acre by the three-way intersection of Borden Avenue, Vernon Boulevard, and Jackson Avenue.

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Exterior Work Continues On Hotel Meta At 450 11th Avenue in Hudson Yards, Manhattan

Exterior work is continuing on 450 Eleventh Avenue, a 51-story hotel structure in Hudson Yards. Designed by DSM Design Group and developed by Marx Development Group, the 642-foot-tall skyscraper will yield 379 guest rooms and amenities including a business center, a ballroom, banquet and conference spaces, a spa, a fitness center, and a multi-level restaurant with a bar and outdoor terrace. The property is located at the corner of West 37th Street and Eleventh Avenue, directly across from the Jacob K. Javits Center.

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The Bold Nears Completion At 27-01 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens

Construction is finishing up on 27-01 Jackson Avenue, a 27-story residential tower in the Court Square district of Long Island CityQueens. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by American Lions, a joint venture between Fetner Properties and Lions Group, the 151,141-square-foot structure will yield 164 rental units with one-third reserved for affordable housing, as well as ground-floor retail space and approximately 90 parking spaces on the first three levels. The property is located at the corner of Jackson and 43rd Avenues, directly across from The Italic, its taller sibling at 26-32 Jackson Avenue.

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Jasper Stands Topped Out At 2-33 50th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens

Construction has topped out on Jasper, a 13-story residential building at 2-33 50th Avenue in the Hunters Point district of Long Island City, Queens. Designed by S9 Architecture and developed by The Domain Companies, LMXD, Bridge Investment Group, and The Vorea Group, the 125-foot-tall structure will span 550,000 square feet and yield 499 units in studio to three-bedroom layouts with 150 reserved for affordable housing, as well as 40,000 square feet of retail space, 503 square feet for a community facility under the Brownfield Award, 111 enclosed parking spaces, and a 30-foot-long rear yard. The $370 million project is alternately addressed as 49-20 5th Street and is bound by 49th Avenue to the north, 50th Avenue to the south, and 5th Street to the east.

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