Permits were filed back in July of 2016 for a new hotel at 1548 Bedford Avenue, in Crown Height, Brooklyn. Though construction has not yet started, new renderings by ODA have revealed a daring, low-slung arched building adorned with a dark concrete façade. The hotel is located just two blocks away from the Franklin Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains. The Botanic Garden subway station is one block further, serviced by the Shuttle trains.
Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 407 East 117th Street, in Harlem. The site is eight blocks away from the 116th Street subway station, serviced by the 4 and 6 trains. Roy Moussaeiff will be responsible for the development.
Permits have been filed for a ten-story mixed-use building at 70-65 Queens Boulevard, in Elmhurst, Queens. The site is eight blocks away from the Elmhurst Avenue subway station, serviced by the E, M, and R trains. Skyhill III Group is behind the applications.
The recently completed office-to-residential conversion of 180 Water Street has officially leased 95% of its residential units. Located in the Financial District, the Metro Loft-developed property only has 25 vacant apartments remaining.
425 Park Avenue in Midtown East has been the focus of much interest, with good reason. Unlike the full demolition and larger replacement impending for the Union Carbide Building, the old pre re-zoning regulations forced 425 Park’s developers to maintain 25% of the extant structure in order to build to its exact original square footage. Now, steel and concrete for the Foster + Partners creation are finally rising above the old shell, and the project is slowly moving upwards and into the neighborhood skyline.