Permits have been filed to expand an existing three-story structure into an eight-story mixed-use building at 43-02 Ditmars Boulevard in Ditmars Steinway, Queens. Located between 43rd and 45th Streets, the lot is closest to the Ditmars Boulevard subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. Andrew Rosenwach under the LaGuardia Center Realty LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
YIMBY attended the ribbon cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of The Willoughby, a 34-story mixed-use tower at 196 Willoughby Street on Long Island University‘s Downtown Brooklyn campus. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by RXR Realty, the 445-foot-tall structure yields 476 residential units ranging from studios to two-bedrooms, as well as new academic and office spaces, an adjacent athletic field to the east, and parking for 564 vehicles directly below. Hunter Roberts Construction Group served as the general contractor for the Brooklyn project, which is bound by Willoughby Street to the north, Ashland Place to the east, DeKalb Avenue to the south, and Flatbush Avenue Extension to the west. The building dedicates 30 percent of units as rent stabilized apartments for middle-income households.
YIMBY attended a topping-out ceremony for 122 Fifth Avenue, a 11-story commercial building expansion in Union Square. Designed by STUDIOS Architecture and developed by Bromley Companies, the 300,000-square-foot project involves the erection of a one-story steel-framed addition above the parapet of the landmarked building, as well as the construction of a reinforced concrete annex that will expand the property’s T-shaped footprint along West 17th Street. Microsoft has signed on as the anchor tenant for the office space, and athleisure company Allbirds will occupy the retail space. Omnibuld is the general contractor for the Midtown, Manhattan property.
Permits have been filed for a 10-story mixed-use building with affordable housing at 284 4th Avenue in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Located between Carroll Street and 1st Street, the lot is two blocks from the Union Street subway station, serviced by the R train. Francis Leung of FKAL Management is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction has passed the halfway mark on 606 West 30th Street, a 42-story residential skyscraper in Hudson Yards. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Lalezarian Properties, the 545-foot-tall structure will yield 312,350 square feet, with 192,780 square feet of residential space and 14,240 square feet of commercial space. Hudson 37 LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is also known as Tower B in a two-skyscraper development alongside FXCollaborative and Douglaston Development‘s topped-out 601 West 29th Street. 606 West 30th Street is located between Eleventh Avenue and West Street, near the border with West Chelsea.