At noon today, New York’s newest neighborhood will ceremonially open for business. Hudson Yards‘ first public-facing attractions—the Shops & Restaurants and Thomas Heatherwick’s interactive sculpture Vessel—will welcome the crowds that have watched patiently from afar as the project’s soaring, glass-sheathed towers have transformed the skyline. Elkus Manfredi Architects is the designer of the seven-story retail center, of which Neiman Marcus is the anchor tenant. The city’s largest indoor shopping mall with more than 100 stores, it features 720,000 leasable square feet with nearly 85 percent of the space already occupied.
Permits have been filed for a new four-story mixed-use residential building at 549 61st Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. City Building NY Architect P.C. is listed as the applicant of record and the filing representative. The new structure will be made with a steel frame and yield just over 5,400 square feet of newly built space. The property is located between Fourth Avenue and Fifth Avenue and is less than five minutes away from the N and R train at 59 Street Station. Leif Ericson Park is about a five-minute walk to the south beyond the elevated I-278 Belt Parkway.
Permits were recently filed for a new four-story residential building at 735 Fenimore Street in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. The site is located between Troy Avenue and Albany Avenue. The two closest subway stations are the Sterling Street and Winthrop Street on the 2 and 5 train, while the 2, 3, and 4 train at Utica Avenue and Sutter Avenue-Rutland Road subway stops are nearby to the east. Gerald Caliendo of Gerald Caliendo Architect is the designer and listed as the applicant of record and the filing representative. 737 Development, LLC is listed as the owner of the property.
Permits have been recently filed for a new nine-story mixed-use residential and commercial building at 4720 Third Avenue in Belmont, The Bronx. Ismael Leyva Architects is the designer of the nearly 190,500-square-foot project. Canas Solutions, Inc. is the filing representative while Cactus Holdings, Inc. is the owner of the 35,606-square-foot site. The project sits on a corner lot and is located south of Fordham University. It also sits very close to the Fordham Metro-North train station. The B and D train can be accessed at the Fordham Road subway station, which is only five minutes to the west.
Permits were filed for a new four-story apartment building at 2261 Watson Avenue in Unionport, The Bronx. The site is located across from Havemeyer Playground and sits near East 177th Street and the Cross Bronx Expressway. The closest subway station is Parkchester on the 6 train. There will be a total of eight dwellings within the 7,120-square-foot masonry structure. Each one will be just under 900 square feet, so they will most likely be rentals. The building will eventually rise 40 feet when completed.