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34-30 Steinway Street

Reveal For Three-Story, 120,000-Square-Foot Retail Complex At 34-30 Steinway Street, Astoria

An anonymous Financial District-based LLC has plans to redevelop an assemblage of single-story commercial buildings – located at 34-30 – 34-46 Steinway Street and 34-35 38th Street, in southern Astoria – into a three-story, 120,000-square-foot retail complex. Winick Realty Group is leasing the commercial space from the developer and is currently in negotiations with multiple potential tenants, including food markets, restaurants, and big-box stores,DNAinfo reported. The building will feature four levels of retail space and an underground parking garage. In November, the developer submitted pre-filings for a five-story, 29-unit mixed-use building that would have including retail, community facility space, and residential units. Those plans appear to have been replaced with the latest retail project, although filings have yet to be amended to resemble the current design. Completion of the redevelopment is expected in 2018.


346 Broadway: rendering by Beyer Blinder Belle, photograph by the author

Mixed Rulings for Conversion of 346 Broadway, TriBeCa

It was back in December of 2014 that the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved (on its second attempt) the residential conversion of the former New York Life Insurance Company Building, later a city office building, at 346 Broadway, in TriBeCa. However, in just the past two weeks, two rulings have come down that will impact the plan from developers Peebles Corporation and Elad Group, being marketed using the alternate address 108 Leonard Street.

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160 Van Brunt Street

Commercial-Office Conversion Complete on Three-Story Building At 160 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook

Back in April of 2015, renderings were revealed of the planned commercial conversion of the Golten Marine building, a three-story, 98,650-square-foot former industrial property at 160 Van Brunt Street, in northern Red Hook. Since then, construction has been largely completed on the project and Tesla Motors was announced as the anchor tenant, as reported by Curbed NY earlier this year. Tesla is leasing 40,000-square feet on the ground floor, which it will use for dealership showrooms, offices, and a service center. The Brooklyn Paper also recently reported Tesla will install a reconstructed illuminating “Red Hook” sign on the ground floor. The building opened in March and contains additional yet-to-be-leased office space on the upper levels. LIVWRK is the developer and acquired the property for $21.5 million in 2014. New Jersey-based John Saracco Architects is the architect of record.


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