The old Mercedes dealership at 520 West 41st Street and Eleventh Avenue is meeting a quick demise, paving the way for Silverstein Properties to begin preparation work for their future mixed-use development. While the project must still pass through ULURP, YIMBY revealed preliminary renderings last June, showing a 1,400-unit tower rising above a significant retail podium. Now we have a few overhead shots of demolition progress taken from the nearly-completed Skye, just a few hundred feet to the northwest.
Last month, YIMBY reported on filings for two new buildings at 731 and 733 Bergen Street, between Underhill and Washington Avenues in Prospect Heights. Now we’ve got the first look at what will rise on the empty lot, which sits right next to Brookland Capital’s newly finished condos at 735 Bergen.
New York City’s art house theaters have disappearing for years, and movie lovers mourned when they heard the Sunshine Cinema on Houston Street was on the market earlier this year. But the IFC Center is clearly doing well, and planning a big expansion to their three-story theater at 323 6th Avenue in the West Village.
NoMad-based Bell Urban, LLC, has filed applications for a 12-story, 126-unit affordable housing project at 294 East 162nd Street, in Melrose, right around the corner from the neighborhood’s Metro North station, and seven blocks from the 4 train at Yankee Stadium. The building will total 117,398 square feet, which works out to an average unit of 932 square feet. Midtown South-based Dattner Architects is the applicant of record, and two 2.5-story, wood-framed homes were demolished in 2014.
Collegiate Churches of New York has filed applications to transform the 12-story buildings at 370-378 West End Avenue, on the Upper West Side, into a single residential structure with 66 units. The Collegiate School building at 370 West End will be replaced with an 18-story structure, and once connected with 378 West End, will measure 198,095 square feet. Units will average 3,000 square feet apiece, and COOKFOX Architects is designing.