Just South of Union Square, on Broadway between East 12th and East 13th Streets, there are two Italianate-inspired buildings from 1866 and 1867, at 827-831 Broadway. Back in 2015, the sites had been purchased for $60 million by the real estate investors Samson Klugman of Quality Capital, and Leo Tsimmer of Caerus Group. They had initially filed permits for a 300-foot-tall commercial space, but that was stopped when the Landmarks Preservation Commission awarded landmark status for the 150-year old construction.
Permits have been filed by an anonymous LLC for a six-story residential building at 679 Lefferts Avenue, in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. The project is ten blocks away from the Kingston Avenue Subway Station, serviced by the 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains, and the area around the site is predominantly residential. Today, YIMBY also has the first renderings of the design, by IMC Architecture.
Permits have been filed by an anonymous LLC for a four-story residential building at 166 Newel Street, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The site is not far from the core of retail action in Greenpoint, along Manhattan Avenue. Eight blocks away is the Nassau Avenue Subway Station, serviced by the G trains.
Permits have been filed for a three-story private school at 211-18 45th Drive, in the affluent neighborhood of Bayside, Queens. The site is seven blocks away from the Bayside Train Station, serviced by the Port Washington branch of the Long Island Rail Road. Bayside Presbyterian Church will be responsible for the development.
YIMBY last reported on 45 Broad Street when workers arrived and barrier installation began back in September. Now, we have a few fresh renderings for the tower, which also depict what the inside of the open-air mechanical floors will look like. The supertall borrows the technique from 432 Park Avenue, and combined with the intricate bronze exterior, the resulting tower could be one of the most attractive additions to the Lower Manhattan skyline in several decades.