New York

Pennsylvania Station

State Moves Forward With Penn Station Renovations & Moynihan Station Plans

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is preparing to issue a request-for-proposals later this week to renovate and upgrade Pennsylvania Station, located under Madison Square Garden on Eighth Avenue between West 31st and 33rd Streets. According to the Observer, the project is part of the $26 billion investment in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), with the state contributing $8.3 billion. Multiple plans for a new entrance have already been put forth, one of which involves the demolition of the MSG Paramount Theater in replace of a glass enclosure, seen in these latest renderings.

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Second floor roof garden at 711 West End Avenue, rendering via P2B Ventures

Developer of 711 West End Avenue Promises New Amenities for Rent-Stabilized Tenants

When two developers decided to build 10 stories of condos on top of an occupied, rent-stabilized apartment building at 711 West End Avenue on the Upper West Side, tenants were predictably upset. To appease the renters, many of whom have lived there for decades, the landlords plan to renovate and add new amenities to the seven-story brick building between 94th and 95th Streets.

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530 Exterior Street, rendering by Dattner Architects

Revealed: 530 Exterior Street and 491 Gerard Avenue, Mott Haven

The South Bronx is suddenly booming with construction, and YIMBY has renderings for one of the biggest projects underway in Mott Haven, near the banks of the Harlem River. The unique multi-building development will include two affordable rental buildings and a Hampton Inn, on a block next to the Major Deegan Expressway and the 145th Street Bridge to Harlem.

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45 Broad Street

Developers Plan 86-Story, 1,100-Foot-Tall Mixed-Use Tower At 45 Broad Street, Financial District

Back in the fall of 2015, Madison Equities and Pizzarotti-IBC closed on the purchase of the 45 Broad Street development site in the Financial District, and now Curbed reports the pair are planning an 86-story, 245-unit residential tower. The supertall – being designed by CetraRuddy – would stretch 1,100 feet into the sky, although some details are still being finalized. In addition, five floors of commercial space are planned, and future residents will have access to amenities including, but not limited to, a swimming pool, a gym, and a lounge. New building applications are expected sometime this summer, and groundbreaking is scheduled for later this fall. A tentative completion date is slated for 2018.


1031 Broadway

Five-Story, Six-Unit Mixed-Use Building Filed At 1031 Broadway, Bushwick

Long Island-based Hersel Sakhaee has filed applications for a five-story, six-unit mixed-use building at 1031 Broadway, in northern Bushwick, located three blocks down from the Myrtle Avenue stop on the J/M/Z trains. The project will measure 6,750 square feet in total and includes a 1,687 square-foot ground-floor retail portion. The residential units will begin on the second floor and average 844 square feet apiece. Hudson Valley-based Kenneth Thomas is the applicant of record.


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