This week Governor Andrew M. Cuomo released new reconstruction options for revitalizing Pennsylvania Station in Midtown, as part of the proposed Empire Station Complex. The initiative is a massive undertaking by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Amtrak, and NJ Transit to unify all three concourses into a fresh and modern space with FXCollaborative and WSP handling design. The existing Penn Station served 600,000 passengers daily and the redesign will accommodate the future influx of customers using both the existing Penn Station and the upcoming Penn Station expansion. The state projects ridership to grow to 830,000 daily users in 2038, about 54 percent of whom will be MTA customers using LIRR, Metro-North, and the subway, and 42 percent to be NJ Transit customers, with remaining four percent to be Amtrak customers.
Articles by Vanessa Londono
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 1044 Bedford Avenue, a seven-story residential building in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The 16,335-square-foot development was designed by Hany Rizkalla Architect and developed by Prime Rok Real Estate, and yields 24 affordable housing units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are five units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $70,286 to $167,570.
Today’s housing lottery round-up features three buildings in Queens, Brooklyn, and The Bronx with available affordable units on Housing Connect with deadlines closing within the next seven days.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 414 East 152nd Street in Melrose, The Bronx. Located between Melrose Avenue and 3rd Avenue, the lot is a short walk to the 3rd Avenue – 149 Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Shaya Seidenfeld of MZS Realty Corp. is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Leasing has launched at The West, a new residential building located at 144 West Street near the East River waterfront in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The seven-story boutique structure is designed by GF55 Partners and developed by Caspi Development and Barone Management. Corcoran New Development is the exclusive leasing agent.