Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a $40 million allocation of funds to restore the historic Children’s Pool and the former Rose Garden in Prospect Park’s Vale of Cashmere. The capital fund is the largest single allocation for maintenance, upkeep, and restoration since 1867, when Brooklyn’s most historic park first opened to the public.
The Public Theatre has partnered with the Central Park Conservancy and the New York City Parks Department to complete extensive renovations at the Delacorte Theatre. Located in Central Park, the historic theatre was completed in 1962 and has not undergone significant capital improvement since 1999.
Bark, one of the world’s largest health and wellness subscription companies for dogs, has signed a 15-year, 52,000-square-foot lease at 120 Broadway in the Financial District of Manhattan. The company is the latest to join a slew of enterprise clients at the newly renovated commercial property.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is now reviewing updated proposals to construct an Education and Welcome Center at Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Greenwood Heights. The project includes restoration of the Weir Greenhouse, a landmarked Victorian building, and the construction of a new L-shaped building.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is now reviewing proposals from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to renovate and restore the historic Lever House at 390 Park Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan. Scope of work for the proposed alterations includes replacement of non-original plaza paving and bases, the installation of new signage and stainless steel doors, a new entrance into the Casa Lever restaurant on the ground floor, and the replacement of aluminum panelling and glass storefronts at the ground floor. The design team will also restore exterior stone, metal, and ceiling materials around the property.