Plans for the replacement at 119-121 2nd Avenue have been submitted to the Landmark Preservation Commission, allowing the public a first look at what may be coming to an East Village corner. The three lots previously on the site were cleared from the devastating 2015 East Village gas explosion, which injured 19 and caused two deaths. The two lots were purchased for $9.15 million in 2017, and permits were filed in late February 2018 for the replacement. Nexus Development will be responsible for the rebuild, first revealed by EV Grieve.
Nicknamed the “Pearl On The Park,” and located next to the Beekman Hotel at 5 Beekman Street and directly adjacent to COOKFOX’s 59-story residential tower rising at 25 Park Row, 1 Beekman Street has officially topped-out at 25 stories in height. Construction has progressed quickly over the past year, and demolition and excavation of the site only began two years ago.
Permits have been filed for a 16-story long-term care facility at 1508 Avenue Z, in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. The site is just two blocks away from the Sheepshead Bay subway station, serviced by the B and Q trains. SB1 Holdings LLC is listed as responsible for the development.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 1741 Grand Avenue in Morris Heights, The Bronx. The site is three blocks from the 176th Street subway station, serviced by the 4 trains. Four blocks further is the 174-175th street subway station, serviced by the D trains. Elie Fourti is listed as the developer.
For the second time in 2018, YIMBY has a new look for Five World Trade Center. The latest rendering was found by a reader on the project’s fencing in the Financial District. The image shows a glassy building with a triangular motif reminiscent of the David Childs-designed 1 WTC. The depiction is roughly 70 stories in height, which could indicate yet another supertall is planned for the area.