Issac & Stern Architects and Picksell Studio are working with developer Horizon Group to transform a three-story Classical Revival style building in Chinatown, Manhattan. New renderings of the project offer a first look at the ongoing residential redevelopment located at 61 Rivington Street. The original structure was completed around 1903 and served as a downtown branch of The New York Public Library. The base of the building incorporates horizontally scored masonry that transitions into red brick at the second and third floors.
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Permits have been filed for a 14-story affordable housing building at 4784 Broadway in Inwood, Manhattan. Located between Dyckman Street and Cumming Street, the interior lot is steps away from the Dyckman Street subway station, serviced by the A train. New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development is listed as the owner behind the applications for the site also known as 4790 Broadway.
A highly anticipated LPC hearing for the renovation and exterior alteration at the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 476 Fifth Avenue will take place later today. Earlier this month, the Landmarks Committee of Community Board 5 met to discuss proposed changes to the library that would introduce new outdoor areas.
Large developments don’t often come to the blocks of Broadway as it snakes through Upper Manhattan, but today YIMBY has an update on 4790 Broadway, which we first covered back in January of 2017. Since then, the City has moved forward with development plans, selecting Fogarty Finger and Andrew Berman Architects to design the project, now revealed through official renderings.
The Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has officially broken ground on the two-story replacement for their Greenpoint branch, at 107 Norman Avenue. The innovative new space touts environmental sensibility integrated directly into the educational center, and is poised to receive LEED-Gold Certification.