Several protesters glued their hands together and chanted loudly in opposition to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s two big zoning policies yesterday at City Hall, but the City Council still passed the two affordable housing proposals, Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) and Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA), with little opposition.
Another piece of the puzzle that is the Howard Hughes Corporation’s plan to revitalize the South Street Seaport is one step closer to fitting into place. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the relocation of the Tin Building.
A Hindu temple in Hollis, Queens hopes to expand further east to serve the thriving South Asian community in Floral Park, a neighborhood right next to the Long Island border. YIMBY has a look at the plans for their new temple, which is set to rise at 264-12 Hillside Avenue.
MCC Theater has broken ground on a long-planned venue inside the 27-story, 627-unit Avalon Clinton at 515 West 52nd Street, in Hell’s Kitchen. Crain’s reports the performance facility will measure 27,000 square feet across the ground floor and a mezzanine level. The space inside the building was initially intended for a nonprofit’s use when it was built in 2004, but has remained vacant since then. In 2011, plans to build a performance facility kicked off, and the theater organization along with the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs raised $29.9 million for the project. When construction wraps up in 2018, there will be 249-seat theater and a 99-seat theater. Andrew Berman Architect is designing the theaters, which will include associated workshop, meeting, and rehearsal spaces, as well as a grand lobby and connections to the existing outdoor courtyard space. AvalonBay currently owns the property.
Towards the end of 2015, YIMBY revealed initial renderings of the seven-story, 31-unit residential building planned at 610 Warren Street, in Boerum Hill, located six blocks south of the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center stop on the B/D/N/Q/R/2/3/4/5 trains. YIMBY now has an updated rendering of Adam America Real Estate’s new building, dubbed Six Ten Warren, which will encompass 47,050 square feet. Its condominium units should average 1,150 square feet apiece. The apartments will come in one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom configurations, and some of them will be duplexes and triplexes. Paris Forino Design is responsible for the interiors and Issac & Stern Architects is behind the overall design. Amenities will include a 645-square-foot rooftop terrace, a gym, a children’s playroom, private storage space, residential lounges, a parking garage, and bicycle storage. Construction is currently underway and completion can be expected in the spring of 2017.