St. Francis College will soon relocate its New York campus to The Wheeler Building at 181 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn. The new facility is expected to open in September 2022 and includes the introduction of new academic programs, dining area, event spaces, and collaborative areas.
Construction is coming to a close on Turkevi Center, a 35-story mixed-use skyscraper at 821 First Avenue in the Midtown East neighborhood of Turtle Bay. Designed by Perkins Eastman, the 563-foot-tall structure stands at the corner of First Avenue and East 46th Street and will serve as the consulate for the Republic of Turkey.
Construction has begun on the new superstructure for 1568 Broadway, a 470-foot-tall hotel in Times Square. Designed by PBDW Architects, Mancini Duffy, and Perkins Eastman and developed by L&L Holding Company, Maefield Development, and Fortress Investment Group, the project involved the partial demolition of the former DoubleTree Suites by Hilton to make way for the new 550,000-square-foot tower, which will be dubbed TSX Broadway. The overhaul also includes the raising of Kirchoff & Rose’s 108-year-old Palace Theater by 30 feet to make room for ground-floor retail space. The site is located at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 47th Street to the east of the red TKTS stairs, and is slated to cost $2.5 billion.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for Ebenezer Plaza Phase 1 North, a nine-story mixed-use building at 96 New Lots Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The 137,747-square-foot steel development was designed by Perkins Eastman and yields 118 units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 106 units for residents at 30 to 80 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $14,915 to $118,400.
Exterior work is progressing on The Fifth Avenue Hotel at 250 Fifth Avenue in NoMad. Designed by Perkins Eastman, PBDW Architects, and Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and developed by Flaneur Hospitality, the project involves the construction a 230-foot-tall, 24-story tower and the renovation of the adjacent 116-year-old McKim, Mead & White-designed building.