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15 Kensington Road

Four-Story, 54-Unit Residential Complex Under Construction At 15 Kensington Road, Bronxville

A four-story, 54-unit condominium project is currently under construction at 15 Kensington Road, in the downtown area of Bronxville, in Westchester County, according to Westfair. Construction began over the summer after years of delays, and occupancy is currently expected in the spring of 2017. The complex, dubbed VillaBXV, will have one- to three-bedroom units as well as penthouses, which together range from 1,300 to 2,000 square feet apiece. Greenwich, Connecticut-based Fareri Associates is developing. It’s located across the street from the village’s Metro-North Railroad station.


170 8th Street

City Planning 180-Seat Pre-K School At Vacant Lot At 170 8th Street, Gowanus

The city’s School Construction Authority is proposing to build an 180-seat pre-kindergarten school at 170 8th Street/197 9th Street, in Gowanus, located less than a block away from the F, G, and R trains’ stop at Fourth Avenue and 9th Street. According to Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the 13,500 square-foot thru-block lot is currently privately owned. The agency is beginning the public review process and is accepting the community’s input through mid December. The property’s two-story predecessor was demolished back in 1993.


340 Flatbush Avenue Ext.

340 Flatbush Ave Ext. Revealed, Brooklyn’s First Supertall Skyscraper

Back in June of 2014, YIMBY reported on new building applications filed by JDS Development for a tower coming to 340 Flatbush Avenue Ext., on the southeastern edge of Downtown Brooklyn. Now, we have the first rendering and actual details for the SHoP-designed tower, which will rise 1,000 feet tall, claiming the title of New York City’s tallest building outside of Manhattan, and giving Brooklyn its first legitimate supertall skyscraper.

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42nd Street Theaters, Osborne Interior, More Round Out First Manhattan Landmarks Backlog Hearing

Last Thursday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held another public hearing in the process of dealing with its 95-item backlog. It was the first to deal with properties in Manhattan. In addition to hearing testimony about the IRT Powerhouse, Bergdorf Goodman’s headquarters, Union Square Park, and others, the commissioners heard about seven theaters on 42nd Street, a five-story building, a former hotel, and an apartment building lobby.

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