Last November, YIMBY wrote about plans to demolish the Second Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem and replace it with a new residential building. Now we have a look at the project, which will be a graceful addition to Lenox Avenue just north of Central Park.
Construction is now 21 floors above street level on the 35-story, 67-unit mixed-use tower under development at 200 East 59th Street, located on the corner of Third Avenue in Midtown East. Progress on the structure can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. The latest building permits indicate the project will encompass 152,191 square feet and rise 490 feet in height.
An Elmhurst-based property owner has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential project at 40-43 68th Street, in Woodside. The new building will measure 9,632 square feet and its residential units should average 749 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be seven off-street parking spaces behind the building. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based firm is the architect of record. The 4,000-square-foot lot is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits have not been filed at this time.
An estimated 800,000 working-class New Yorkers would benefit from subsidized, half-price MetroCards. The City Council hammered transit officials today on how the city and the MTA should be doing more to make discounted subway and commuter rail fares a reality for low-income people across the five boroughs.
An anonymous Hell’s Kitchen-based LLC has filed applications for a nine-story, 31-key hotel at 444 East 149th Street, located in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven section near the area known as The Hub. The building will encompass 20,226 square feet. There will be 760 square feet of medical offices on part of the ground floor, followed by hotel rooms across the rest of the building. Oscar M. Fuertes’s Huntington, N.Y.-based firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,600-square-foot plot is occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.