Yesterday 200 Amsterdam Avenue, a 668-foot-tall residential tower on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, conclusively won the long legal battle that allows for new construction without the fear of new retroactively enforced interpretations on those permits. The New York Court of Appeals denied an opposition group’s attempt to appeal a previous court’s ruling upholding the validity of 200 Amsterdam’s building permits. Earlier this year, a previous ruling from the New York State Appellate Division, First Department, ruled in favor of developers SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan America by unanimously overturning the lower court’s ruling. The trial court ruling sought to apply a retroactive draft zoning interpretation which would reduce the height of the constructed 52-story building designed by Elkus Manfredi.
Articles by Vanessa Londono
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 2369 and 2377 Hoffman Street, an adjacent pair of four-story residential buildings in Belmont, The Bronx. Designed by Gerald Caliendo Architects, the structures each yield eight residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are six units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $72,000 to $167,570.
Construction of Astoria West, a new residential development at 30-77 Vernon Boulevard on Astoria‘s waterfront, is nearing completion. Developed by Cape Advisors in partnership with Pioneer Group and designed by Fogarty Finger Architects, the 534-unit project has a new teaser website and rendering of its rooftop.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story residential building at 375 Lefferts Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn. Located between Nostrand and New York Avenues, the interior lot is one block east of the Sterling Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Leo Greenfield, as part of an anonymous partnership, is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for an 11-story mixed-use building at 134 Jane Street in the West Village of Manhattan. Located at the intersection of West Street and Jane Street, the corner lot is within walking distance of the 14th Street subway station at 8th Avenue, serviced by the A, B, C, and L trains. Matthew Abreu of Aurora Capital Associates is listed as the owner behind the applications. Aurora Capital is also one of the developers for the neighboring 70-74 Gansevoort Street, a six-story mixed-use office building.