In an effort to improve both operations and accessibility to New York’s busiest airport, Governor Andrew Cuomo has endorsed a $13 Billion plan overhaul and transform John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Permits have been filed for a new 30-story residential building at 1625 Shore Parkway, in the South Brooklyn neighborhood of Bensonhurst. The site is between Belt Parkway and Cropsey Avenue, and about three blocks away from Bensonhurst Park. The closest subway station, Bay Parkway, sits three avenues away and is serviced by the D train. The historically Italian neighborhood has a fabric more akin to suburban sprawl, featuring many big-box shopping options. The new structure will be located near Caesar’s Bay Shopping Center, a commercial strip with stores including BJ’s Wholesale, Best Buy, and Modell’s Sporting Goods.
Expect an additional 8,500 Google employees in Manhattan if the giant tech company scores a deal for St. John’s Terminal, at 550 Washington Street. If you’ve lost count, it adds up to a projected 19K Googlers working in the city. That includes the 7,000 headcount (as of early 2018) in their current office space at 111 8th Avenue near Chelsea Market, and the 3,500-staff member expansion currently in the works as a result of Google’s $2.4 billion purchase of 300,000 square feet at Chelsea Market and another 250,000 square feet at Pier 57.
Permits have been filed for a new seven-story residential structure at 244 East 52nd Street, in Midtown East. Issac & Stern Architects, P.C. is the designer, and Yehuda Mor of Minrav USA / 244 E 52 Owner LLC is listed as the developer.
The outer sculptural facade of 11 Hoyt is beginning to ascend up the building, piece by piece. The 57-story, ground-up skyscraper is being designed by Studio Gang Architects, and Tishman Speyer is the developer of the 770,000 square foot project, located in Downtown Brooklyn. Hill West is the architect of record, while Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is managing sales for the 480 condominiums that are being designed by London-based Michaelis Boyd Associates.