Articles by Michael Young

Hebrew Home for the Aged

Major Expansion Plans Revealed for The Hebrew Home of Riverdale at 5701-5961 Palisade Avenue, The Bronx

Gary Tarnoff of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP has filed applications to build a new long term care facility, called The Hebrew Home of Riverdale, to be located at 5701-5961 Palisade Avenue in The Bronx, likely on behalf of the institution. The filings to construct a new center to the north of the existing facility show it would contain 137 nonprofit residential units for the elderly, 105 assisted living units, 607 skilled nursing beds, and 386 independent senior living units. The project will also come with 509 new parking spaces, with its entire scope clocking in at 1.4 million square feet.

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Suchi Reddy’s “X” is the Winner of 2019 Times Square Valentine Heart Design

For the past several years, as millions of tourists and visitors have braved the city’s cold February weather, Times Square has shown off its Valentines Day spirit with a new sculpture placed in Father Duffy Square every February, each different and unique from the year before. Last week, Succhi Reddy of Reddymade was chosen as the winner of the 2019 Times Square Valentine Heart Design, and will have her sculpture, titled “X,” constructed and displayed at the plaza and crossroads of the world. This is part of a collaboration between the Times Square Arts organization and AIA New York, and was announced at the Center for Architecture on Monday, October 15, with the winning sculpture chosen out of eight finalists.

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1059 Third Avenue’s Cantilevering Figure Nearing 481-Foot Pinnacle On The Upper East Side

1059 Third Avenue is climbing steadily toward its 481-foot and 30-story pinnacle on the Upper East Side, a milestone that is more than likely to be reached before the end of this year. The 127,000 square foot building is designed by Manuel Glas Architects and developed by Real Estate Inverland and Third Palm Capital. Since YIMBY’s last update back in July, the building had crossed the halfway mark, and now has about five floors left before construction workers reach the top.

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Journal Squared’s Second Phase and Tallest Tower Now Rising in Jersey City

Whether driving out from the Holland Tunnel, or taking I-78 East or Route 9 into Jersey City, the sight of Journal Squared, designed by HWKN/Hollwich Kushner and Handel Architects and developed by Kushner Real Estate Development, is hard to miss from the highways.  Perched on the high hills above the PATH train station to the west of the downtown district, the views and sights of both Jersey City and Manhattan are unbeatable from the top floors. For the past couple of months, work has significantly geared up on the second phase of the complex, which will imminently yield a 72-story residential tower standing 759 feet.

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