New York-based Gene Kaufman’s design studio is responsible for more than 50 hotels and dozens of commercial properties across New York City. Together with Onboard Hospitality, LLC, Kaufman’s latest project is currently under construction at 36 West 38th Street in Midtown, Manhattan, and will debut as Jade Hotel.
Articles by Sebastian Morris
The Bluestone Organization and Crown Holdings recently celebrated the commencement of construction at 1182 Woodycrest Avenue in The Bronx. Located in the borough’s Highbridge neighborhood, the nine-story building is designed by Crown Architecture and Consulting and will comprise 40,808 gross square feet.
While New York City is composed of islands and intersected with rivers and marine throughways within every borough, city dwellers rarely embrace any aquatic entertainment within their own backyards. ONE°15, a new marina within the Brooklyn Bridge Park public waterfront, opened this month on the banks of Brooklyn Heights and aims to remind New Yorkers of an overlooked benefit of living within a coastal city. The marina is the first of its kind to open in New York City in more than 50 years.
The Kaufman Organization has partnered with renowned street artist Tristan Eaton to complete a 100-foot-tall mural in the heart of NoMad, Manhattan. The artwork is positioned on the south-facing wall of 236 Fifth Avenue and depicts Evelyn Nesbit, a 20th century fashion icon, actress, and chorus girl who graced the magazine covers of Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Bazaar magazines, among others.
This week, COOKFOX Architects appeared before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission with proposals to alter previously approved designs for the new Giorgio Armani flagship boutique and residences. Located at 760 Madison Avenue on the corner of East 65th Street, the new development will rise 12 stories. The Armani boutique will occupy the lower levels of the structure with 19 residences positioned above. Alterations pertain exclusively to the exterior massing and materials of the building’s façade and were reportedly inspired by existing historic properties in the surrounding Upper East Side neighborhood.