Property owner Iyad Saleh has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 4623 Fifth Avenue, located on the corner of 47th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The project will measure 7,520 square feet and rise 42 feet above street level to its roof. There will be 2,506 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground and cellar levels, followed by full-floor residential units on the second and third floors. The apartments are expected to average 2,506 square feet apiece, which indicates that condominiums are likely in the works.
Six of the seven subway lines that connect Queens to Manhattan converge at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge, where Queens Plaza meets Queens Boulevard, Northern Boulevard, and Jackson Avenue. There, the elevated Queensboro Plaza station handles the N, Q, and 7 trains, while the E, M, and R serve the underground Queens Plaza stop. The two stations face increasing pressure from steady growth in both Long Island City and the borough as a whole, as well as the impending overflow of Brooklyn commuters displaced by the L train shutdown. The need for a transfer connection between them has become more pressing than ever.
In June 2015, then-Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer revealed renderings for the last two residential towers set to rise in the park, on Pier 6. Now, ODA Architecture, which is designing them, has filed plans for the pair of developments at 15 and 50 Bridge Park Drive.
Since topping out early this year, exterior work is now nearing completion on the tower portion of the 13-story, five-unit mixed-use project at 347 Bowery, located on the corner of East 3rd Street in the East Village. Bowery Boogie first spotted the scaffolding coming down, and the photo below, posted to the YIMBY Forums, is by Tectonic.
A year ago, SL Green began knocking down a full block of prewar commercial buildings next to Grand Central to make way for a 1,401-foot-tall office tower at One Vanderbilt Avenue. Now YIMBY has a time lapse of the lengthy demolition between 42nd and 43rd Streets, courtesy of the project’s PR team.