Permits have been filed for a 13-story mixed-use building with affordable housing at 44-01 Northern Boulevard in Astoria, Queens. Located on a triangular site bordered by Northern Boulevard and 44th Street, the Steinway Street subway station is nearby and serviced by the E, M, and R trains. Brian Collins of Silverstein Properties is listed as the owner behind the applications.
As New York City and the United States remembers and commemorates the 20th anniversary of 9/11, YIMBY once again takes a look at the sacred 16-acre World Trade Center site, which holds the two square footprints of the former Twin Towers that are part of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. We focus on the active and ongoing construction of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, and the current state of Two and Five World Trade Center. All of which are, or are around, the former trapezoidal superblock that held six of the original World Trade Center buildings bound by West, Vesey, Church, and Liberty Streets.
Construction is rising rapidly on Disney’s 1.2-million-square-foot headquarters at 137 Varick Street in Hudson Square. Alternately addressed as Four Hudson Square, the 22-story, 338-foot-tall structure is designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and is being developed by Silverstein Properties. The media giant purchased the parcel from Trinity Church Real Estate for $650 million and Skanska was responsible for the demolition of four structures that wrapped up last summer. Lendlease is in charge of constructing the new headquarters, which is bound by Varick Street to the east, Spring Street to the south, Hudson Street to the west, and Vandam Street to the north.
Sorin Medical, one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular health providers, is the latest company to relocate its flagship headquarters to 120 Wall Street. Located in Manhattan’s Financial District, the property has received comprehensive upgrades to existing infrastructure, exterior facade, and interior spaces to better suit the modern office tenant.
A new art exhibit opened to the public yesterday at the World Trade Center Oculus in Manhattan’s Financial District. Titled Resurgence, the collection is curated by Clayton Calvert, a painter, sculptor, and installation artist. The exhibit features 28 established and emerging artists, including World Trade Center resident artists, with work that speaks to the resiliency and resurgence of New York City.