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550 Clinton Avenue, rendering by Morris Adjmi Architects

Morris Adjmi Sits Down With YIMBY to Discuss His First Brooklyn Skyscraper at 550 Clinton Avenue

We last covered 550 Clinton Avenue when the plans were approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission a few weeks ago. Today, we have an interview with the project’s architect Morris Adjmi, illuminating the challenges of building a new tower in a landmarked district. We also have a fresh rendering of the site, depicting 550 Clinton Avenue as approved by the LPC.

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520 and 550 Clinton Avenue view from South, Brooklyn, new design

Morris Adjmi’s First Brooklyn Skyscraper at 550 Clinton Avenue Heads Back to LPC After Revisions

Recent new development in Downtown Brooklyn has been on a historic scale, having been ranked among the most significant growth spurts for a single neighborhood in the city’s history. Plans to build a 29-story residential tower at 550 Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill will spread the boom slightly further out. YIMBY reported on the design in January of this year when it was first proposed to the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC). After receiving feedback, its architect Morris Adjmi is returning to the LPC with what may be the final design.

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119 Second Avenue, via Google Maps

Permits Filed for Site of East Village Explosion at 119 Second Avenue

Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 119 Second Avenue, in the East Village. The development will rise on the site of a tragic explosion from 2015, which claimed two fatalities. After the event, three buildings were demolished and cleared. The new project will fill one of the three addresses. Nexus Development is heading the project, partnering with Immobiliare Capital and Premier Equities. According to the Real Deal, Nexus purchased 119 and 121 Second Avenue in 2017 for $9.15 million. 123 Second Avenue was sold to Ezra Wibowo in 2016.

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Italian American Museum, rendering courtesy Oved Group

New Renderings Reveal Interiors of Italian American Museum’s Little Italy Expansion

One week ago, YIMBY reported on the filing of demolition permits for the future Italian American Museum and associated residential building coming to Manhattan’s Little Italy. Today, we get a chance to look at new renderings, revealing an innovative Frank Stella-inspired white-wall interior. Oved Group and Nexus Development Group will be responsible for the development.

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