Brooklyn-based Allied Properties has filed applications for a six-story, 59,784-square-foot school at 429 89th Street, in Bay Ridge, located three blocks south of the 86th Street stop on the R train. The school will probably be private as it wasn’t filed by the city’s School Construction Authority (NYCSCA), but it will be located right next to the five-story Public School Nos. 104 and 185 Annex, which is at 415 89th Street, and a block from Public School 264. The new building will featurea total of 29 classrooms, a gym and locker rooms, two squash courts, administration offices, a library, a theater/auditorium, and a cafeteria. The 107-foot-tall school would replace a 100-foot-wide, single-story auto body shop. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. Edward Mill’s TriBeCa-based Edward I. Mills & Associates is the architect of record.
A 35-story mixed-use project in the Financial District can now go forward, thanks to approval from the Landmarks Preservation on Tuesday. The project is at 77 Greenwich Street (a.k.a. 42 Trinity Place) and needed LPC approval because it would cantilever over the Robert and Anne Dickey House, an individual landmark immediately to the south at 67 Greenwich Street (a.k.a. 28-30 Trinity Place). The changes to the design weren’t too dramatic and one of them was described as a “no-brainer” by the LPC chair.
Last month, Savanna paid $96 million for air rights and a piece of the Jewish Theological Seminary at 3080 Broadway, in Morningside Heights between West 122nd and 123rd streets. The developer has since secured $34.6 million to finance the acquisition, Commercial Observer reports. The Seminary will use the funds to renovate its campus, to build a performing arts center, and to build a new dormitory with an expansive library. Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects will be designing the Seminary’s half of the project. As for Savanna’s piece of the project, a low-rise piece of the Seminary on West 122nd Street will be demolished and replaced by a 250,000-square-foot residential tower, to be designed by Beyer Blinder Belle. No targeted completion dates have been disclosed.
A school already a shining example of adaptive reuse in the city’s first historic district is about to do it again, this time for a much younger group of students. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation…
Late last year, the city began infrastructure work and laying out the new streets for phase two of the Hunters Point South mega-development, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City, directly on the East River. The second phase will see the mixed-use build-out of seven city blocks as well as new public park space. DNAinfo reports the city’s Department of Education is planning to built a new 600-student elementary school on the blocks bound by 57th and 56th avenues, Center Boulevard, and Second Street. That’s on the very southern tip of the master plan and will be located on block “F” in the image above. The school will have its own building and should cost roughly $60 million. Completion of the school is expected in 2020.