After two years of negotiations, Related Companies has reached a deal to lease 15 contiguous floors, or 850,000 square feet, to BlackRock, the investment management corporation, at its planned 2.9-million-square-foot, 985-foot-tall office tower 50 Hudson Yards. The building is located along Tenth Avenue, between West 33rd and 34th streets, in the Hudson Yards district.
Renderings of the final design have been revealed for New York University’s 23-story mixed-use building planned at 181 Mercer Street, located between West Houston and Bleecker streets in Greenwich Village. The academic facility, as YIMBY reported in October, will encompass 914,064 square feet and rise 275 feet in height, per the latest building applications, which the Buildings Department has not yet approved. Design firms KieranTimberlake and Davis Brody Bond are the architects.
Another one of Bushwick’s empty lots is becoming a new apartment building. YIMBY has the first look at the project at 16 Charles Place, a dead-end block off Myrtle Avenue that’s covered in murals.
UA Builders Group has filed applications for a seven-story, 26-unit mixed-use building at 1081 Tiffany Street, in the Longwood section of the South Bronx. The new building will encompass 20,905 square feet and include a 307-square-foot medical office on the ground floor. The residential units, located across the second through seventh floors, should average 657 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. There will also be eight off-street parking spaces, five of which will be housed on the ground floor. Mohammad R. Badaly’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 64-foot-wide, 4,582-square-foot site is vacant.
RW Real Estate Group has filed applications for a single-story, 4,394-square-foot commercial-retail building at 4741 White Plains Road, in the East Bronx section of Wakefield, a few blocks south of the city line. The building will be utilized as a laundromat, per the Schedule A. There will also be five off-street parking spaces on site. Steve S. Chon’s Flushing-based engineering firm is the applicant of record. The 80-foot-wide, 7,166-square-foot plot is vacant, with the exception of a few small structures. The Wakefield-241st Street stop on the 2 train is a few steps down the block.