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89-19 Liberty Avenue, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: 89-19 Liberty Avenue, Ozone Park

Ozone Park, a sprawling neighborhood in southern Queens, remains a working-class immigrant stronghold. Longtime Italian homeowners mingle with a fast-growing South Asian and Latino community, and many of the neighborhood’s new arrivals come from India, Bangladesh, Colombia, and Ecuador.

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1 Wall Street

Whole Foods Market Leases 44,000 Square Feet at 1 Wall Street Conversion, Financial District

A Whole Foods Market will take up 44,000-square feet across the ground and second floors of 1 Wall Street, in the Financial District, Commercial Observer reported. The 50-story, 654-foot-tall office building – part of which is an individual landmark – is currently being converted into 155,000 square feet of commercial-retail space and 524 residential units. YIMBY reported on the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s approval of the planned alterations back in January and April. A rendering of the new store reveals that the Whole Foods will be located in the annex portion of 1 Wall Street. The annex portion is also being expanded at the top. Macklowe Properties is the developer. Robert A.M. Stern Architects and SLCE Architects are behind the architecture. The retailer is expected to open its doors in late 2018.


161 Maiden Lane

Foundation Work Underway at 57-Story, 80-Unit Residential Tower, 161 Maiden Lane, Financial District

Foundation work is underway on the 57-story, 80-unit residential tower under construction at 161 Maiden Lane, located on the corner of South Street, in the Financial District. The construction photos were taken by the project’s general contractor, Pizzarotti-IBC. Dubbed 1 Seaport, it will measure 192,473 square feet and stand 670 feet over the East River, according to the latest building permits. The residential units will be condominiums, ranging from one- to four-bedrooms, and should average 1,726 square feet apiece. Two duplex penthouses will crown the tower. Amenities include private residential storage, storage for 37 bikes, a lounge on the fourth floor, a fitness center, a children’s playroom, and a lounge, pool, and sauna on the 27th floor. YIMBY has been revealing renderings of the evolving project since 2012, with the latest batch released in the spring. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the architect, while Groves & Co. is the interior designer. Fortis Property Group is the developer, and construction is expected to be complete in early 2018.


239 Tenth Avenue

12-Story, Six-Unit Mixed-Use Building Tops Out at 239 Tenth Avenue, West Chelsea

By the end of June, the 12-story, six-unit mixed-use building under development at 239 Tenth Avenue, on the corner of West 24th Street in West Chelsea, was had been built up to the fourth floor. The project has since topped out, according to a Curbed NY report. The new 54,662-square-foot, 137-foot-tall building, dubbed The Getty, will include 13,437 square feet of commercial space on the cellar through second floors. There will be eight condominium units on the floors above. They should average 4,674 square feet apiece, and three of them will be duplexes. Amenities include private residential storage units and a fitness center. The penthouse apartment will feature a roof terrace. Victor Group and SHVO (headed by Michael Shvo) are the developers, and Peter Marino Architect is designing. Completion is expected in 2017.


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