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1972 70th Street

Four-Story, Six-Unit Residential Building Planned at 1972 70th Street, Bensonhurst

An anonymous Brooklyn-based corporation has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential project at 1972 70th Street, in Bensonhurst. The new building will measure 6,163 square feet and its residential units should average 819 square feet apiece. It’s unclear if rentals or condominiums are in the works, but the project will include off-street parking for five cars. Shiming Tam’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot property is occupied by a single-story house. Demolition permits haven’t been filed.


New York Public Library

First Rendering Revealed Of Renovations On New York Public Library’s Mid-Manhattan Branch, Midtown

The first rendering has been revealed of the renovation project planned for the New York Public Library‘s Main Branch, located between West 40th and 42nd streets on Fifth Avenue. Netherlands-based firm Mecanoo and local architecture firm Beyer Blinder Belle are designing the renovations, which will increase the amount of public space in the 646,680-square-foot structure by 35 percent. Specifically, back offices, the lower level, and the roof will be converted into public space. There will also be designated sections for specific age groups and professional interests. The library will close by the end of 2017 and reopen in 2020, Curbed NY reported.


123 Melrose Street, photo by tipster

Foundations Go In at All Year Management’s Rheingold Brewery Site in Bushwick

Three years ago, developer Read Property Group negotiated a controversial residential rezoning of the former Rheingold Brewery properties in southern Bushwick. After neighbors fought for affordable housing there, Read sold the multi-acre industrial property to Rabsky Group and All Year Management, who didn’t have to honor Read’s promises for low income rentals. Now All Year Management is pushing forward with construction on its two pieces of the site, at 123 Melrose Street and 28 Stanwix Street.

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Waterline Square

New Renderings Of Three-Towered Waterline Square, Upper West Side

General Investment & Development Companies (GID) is rebranding their three-tower mixed-use development — between West 59th and 61st streets and Freedom Place South and Riverside Boulevard, in Lincoln Square (which is technically south of the Upper West Side) — as Waterline Square. Updated renderings have been released of the towers, per Curbed NY, each of which has been designed by different architects.


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