LeFrak Organization

Checking in at the Site of 31 West 57th Street, in Midtown

Recent photos from the site of 31 West 57th Street show the property still bereft of construction activity. The perimeter along West 57th Street has been boarded up and plastered with black-and-white geometric art patterns, but not much has happened since the demolition of the original Rizzoli Bookstore and several other old low-rise buildings. 27-33 West 57th Street is among the most sought-after parcels of land along 57th Street, aka Billionaires’ Row, and it could still sprout a fairly tall skyscraper. The lot sits immediately to the west of the Solow Building and is slated to be developed by the LeFrak Organization.

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LeFrak’s Dual-Tower, Mixed-Use Complex at 700 Washington Boulevard, aka “The Wave,” Revealed in Jersey City

In a surprising and exclusive reveal, YIMBY has the scoop for new renderings offering a first look at LeFrak’s waterfront development at 700 Washington Boulevard, in Jersey City. While the developer has released little information about the project, updated illustrations appear to match preliminary renderings made public in 2017, following approvals from the State of New Jersey.

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First Look For LeFrak’s Cantilevering 31 West 57th Street, Midtown Manhattan

Situated to the west of the Solow Building on a site that was once the home of the original Rizzoli Bookstore and several other low-slung buildings, 27-33 West 57th Street is one of the most prime sites on Billionare’s Row. The property is in the hands of developer LeFrak, and today YIMBY has the first look at what may eventually rise on the Midtown site in the near future.

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Rendering of LeFrak's 43-story building in Newport, Jersey City. Credit: Arquitectonica

The Ellipse, 43-Story, 376-Unit Mixed-Use Tower, Tops Out at 1-25 14th Street, Jersey City

Construction has topped out on the 43-story, 376-unit mixed-use tower, dubbed Ellipse, at 1-25 14th Street, located in the Newport section of Jersey City, N.J. The structure, which is now receiving glass installation on its 27th floor, can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The 592,800-square-foot tower’s apartments will be rentals, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. There will be 24,000 square feet of amenities, as well as a retail component near street level. The LeFrak Organization is the developer. Arquitectonica is the design architect and Haines, Lundberg & Waehler (HLW) is the executive architect. Completion is expected later this year.


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43-Story, 376-Unit Residential Tower Rises on 14th Street in Newport Section of Jersey City

Back in December of 2015, YIMBY reported on the groundbreaking of the planned 43-story, 376-unit residential tower, dubbed Ellipse, at the end of 14th Street in the Newport section of Jersey City. Now, the structure is four stories above street level, as seen in photos by JC_Heights via the YIMBY Forums. The new 444-foot-tall building will encompass 592,800 square feet and will include a retail component on the lower levels. The residential units will be rental apartments. LeFrak is developing the project, and Arquitectonica is behind its design. Completion is expected sometime in 2017.


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