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50 Greenpoint Avenue. Photo by Waymond_Womano via the Forums.

Construction Wraps on Six-Story, 44-Unit Residential Project at 50 Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint

Construction is now wrapping, at least on the exterior, of the six-story, 44-unit residential building under development at 50 Greenpoint Avenue, located on the corner of West Street in Greenpoint. A photo posted to the YIMBY Forums offers a glimpse of the project in its final stages, a stark difference from when YIMBY stopped by in November of 2015. The latest building permits list the project at 51,534 square feet, which means its residential units, condominiums ranging from one- to three-bedrooms, should average 1,171 square feet apiece. Amenities include a 23-car underground garage, a recreation space behind the building, and “indoor recreation rooms” on the ground floor. Oren Evenhar is the developer and Karl Fischer’s SoHo-based firm is behind the architecture. A sales office will open in September.


755-765 Bedford Avenue

Two Six-Story, 16-Unit Residential Buildings Top Out at 755-765 Bedford Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Construction has topped out on two six-story, 16-unit residential buildings at 755-765 Bedford Avenue, in northwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant. Progress on the construction can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user Waymon_Womano. Each of the buildings measure 34,141 square feet, although the amount of residential space isn’t given. It’s very likely the average unit will measure over 1,000 square feet, which means apartments with family-sized configurations are probably in the works. Amenities in each building will include a nine-car parking garage in the cellar, recreational spaces on the ground floor, and a rooftop terrace. Brooklyn-based Goldstone Amber Realty is the developer and Fred W. Torrico’s Maspeth-based architectural firm is the architect of record. At some point, Torrico replaced Karl Fischer, who initially filed plans with the Buildings Department, as the architect. Completion can probably be expected closer to 2017.


1516 Park Avenue, rendering by Karl Fischer Architect

Revealed: 1516 Park Avenue, East Harlem

East Harlem may be experiencing a renaissance, but the stretch of Park Avenue covered by the elevated Metro-North Railroad tracks remains inhospitable and littered with vacant lots. Now, development may be coming to a barren stretch at 1516 Park Avenue, between 110th and 111th streets.

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968 60th Street

Exterior Work Wraps on Five-Story, 92-Unit Mixed-Use Project at 968 60th Street, Borough Park

Exterior construction appears to be nearly wrapped up on the five-story, 92-unit mixed-use building under development at 968 60th Street, in western Borough Park. Photos of the construction progress were taken by Pablo Enriquez for the New York Times. Dubbed Hamilton, the 134,367-square-foot building will include 13,848 square feet of ground-floor commercial-retail. The residential units above, which will be rental apartments, should average 931 square feet apiece. They will range from studios to three-bedrooms.

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172 Madison Avenue

Construction Wrapping on 33-Story, 69-Unit Mixed-Use Tower at 172 Madison Avenue, Midtown South

The 33-story, 419-foot-tall mixed-use building under development at 172 Madison Avenue, on the northwest corner of East 33rd Street in Midtown South, has now topped out and exterior construction is wrapping up. The update comes thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by JC_Heights. The 132,425-square-foot tower will eventually host 69 condominiums, averaging 1,795 square feet apiece and coming in one- to three-bedroom configurations. There will also be a mansion on the third floor and the tower will be topped by a four full-floor penthouses and a Sky House triplex apartment. The ground floor will have 4,361 square feet of retail space. Amenities include a swimming pool with accessory saunas and lockers (there will also be two private pools), a fitness center, a yoga/ballet room, bike storage, a children’s playroom, an entertainment lounge, a dog washing station, and private residential storage units. Tessler Developments is behind the project, and Karl Fischer is responsible for the design. Occupancy is expected this fall.


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