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1407 Broadway lobby awning, image courtesy Fogarty Finger

New Look Inside 1407 Broadway’s Lobby by Fogarty Finger in Midtown, Manhattan

New images have been shared for the redesigned lobby in 1407 Broadway, a 512-foot-tall Mid-Century skyscraper designed by Ely Jacques Kahn in Midtown, Manhattan. Lightstone Group sold the building to Shorenstein Properties in April of 2015. Tenants are largely from the fashion, technology, advertising, media, and information industries, and Fogarty Finger is behind the revamp.

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34-11 36th Street, rendering courtesy the JRT Realty Group

Kaufman Astoria Studios’ 100,000 Square Foot Expansion Revealed, Queens

Kaufman Astoria Studios first opened in 1921, and has long been a centerpiece of New York City’s media industry. The Astoria-based complex is no longer relying on its historical footprint, having recently become the first studio in the Five Boroughs to gain a backlot for filming. A backlot is a space containing permanent exterior sets. The latest addition to the campus will be a newly built four-story office building at 34-11 36th Street, Queens, that will include two new stages, which YIMBY can now reveal. The studio’s Astoria on Stage LLC is behind the applications.

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2306 Webster Avenue, via Google Maps

Permits Filed for 2306 Webster Avenue, Belmont, The Bronx

Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 2306 Webster Avenue, in The Bronx’s Belmont neighborhood. The area is predominantly residential, with nearly a dozen public parks, and the sizable Saint Barnabas Hospital. The site is ten blocks away from the Fordham train station, serviced by the Harlem, New Canaan, and New Haven lines for Metro North. Eleven blocks away is the Fordham Road subway station, serviced by the D trains. Kim Tasher is listed as behind the applications.

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