Permits have been filed for a six-story commercial building at 1333 Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The site is a block and a half away from the Gates Avenue subway station, serviced by the J, M and Z trains. Jeremey Markowitz is listed as responsible for the development.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has refused a proposed addition to 827-831 Broadway for the second time, obliging its designers DXA Studio to reimagine their approach once more. The plan would add offices, retail, and community space inside and above two Italianate structures built between 1866 and 1867. The source of the controversy is the addition of four floors on top of the historic buildings. Samson Klugman of Quality Capital and Leo Tsimmer of Caerus Group purchased the pair in 2015 for $60 million. They initially filed permits for a 300-foot-tall commercial tower, but that was stopped when the LPC granted the extant structures landmark status.
New images have been shared for the redesigned lobby in 1407 Broadway, a 512-foot-tall Mid-Century skyscraper designed by Ely Jacques Kahn in Midtown, Manhattan. Lightstone Group sold the building to Shorenstein Properties in April of 2015. Tenants are largely from the fashion, technology, advertising, media, and information industries, and Fogarty Finger is behind the revamp.
Kaufman Astoria Studios first opened in 1921, and has long been a centerpiece of New York City’s media industry. The Astoria-based complex is no longer relying on its historical footprint, having recently become the first studio in the Five Boroughs to gain a backlot for filming. A backlot is a space containing permanent exterior sets. The latest addition to the campus will be a newly built four-story office building at 34-11 36th Street, Queens, that will include two new stages, which YIMBY can now reveal. The studio’s Astoria on Stage LLC is behind the applications.
The blocks surrounding Manhattan’s High Line have seen a plethora of developments boasting unique experimental architectural designs. The creativity has been pervasive and consistent. The latest icon to top-off is 40 Tenth Avenue, an expressive office building formerly known as the “Solar Carve” tower. Aurora Capital is responsible for the Meatpacking District development.