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42-43 27th Street

Site Cleared For Six-Story, Eight-Unit Building At 42-43 27th Street, Long Island City

In December 2014, YIMBY brought you news of developer Xi Zhao’s planned six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 42-43 27th Street, in Long Island City, and now The Court Square Blog reports the site has been cleared of its single-story predecessor. Construction will likely begin soon on the 7,000 square-foot building, of which 1,450 square feet is being designated for retail. Tan Architect is designing, and the design has yet to be revealed.


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Revealed: Williamsburg Warehouse Conversion at 89 Grand Street

UPDATE: Reps have gotten in touch with YIMBY, noting that these renderings are now outdated, and that Morris Adjmi is now designing the building instead of AA Studio.

A residential conversion is in the works for a three-story loft building at 89 Grand Street in Williamsburg, and YIMBY has the first look at the planned three-story expansion and new two-story building next door.

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11 East 31st Street

30-Story Boutique Hotel Nearly Topped-Out At 11 East 31st Street, Midtown South

YIMBY noted construction beginning in January 2014 at 11 East 31st Street, in Midtown South, where Simone Development Group is developing a mid-rise boutique hotel, with partners KSNY and Geolo Capital. The building is near topping out and has begun to receive its façade, according to A Fine Blog. Dubbed the Tommie Hotel, the tower is now expected to stand 30 stories, accommodating 120 hotel units across 108,120 square feet. Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman Architects is designing, and completion is expected in 2016.


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