At noon today, New York’s newest neighborhood will ceremonially open for business. Hudson Yards‘ first public-facing attractions—the Shops & Restaurants and Thomas Heatherwick’s interactive sculpture Vessel—will welcome the crowds that have watched patiently from afar as the project’s soaring, glass-sheathed towers have transformed the skyline. Elkus Manfredi Architects is the designer of the seven-story retail center, of which Neiman Marcus is the anchor tenant. The city’s largest indoor shopping mall with more than 100 stores, it features 720,000 leasable square feet with nearly 85 percent of the space already occupied.
Local developer Supreme Equities has announced a new seven-story residential building in the Allerton neighborhood of The Bronx. The new corner property is located at 653 Mace Avenue and will contain 54 units ranging from two to three-bedroom accommodations.
Permits have been filed for a new four-story mixed-use residential building at 549 61st Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. City Building NY Architect P.C. is listed as the applicant of record and the filing representative. The new structure will be made with a steel frame and yield just over 5,400 square feet of newly built space. The property is located between Fourth Avenue and Fifth Avenue and is less than five minutes away from the N and R train at 59 Street Station. Leif Ericson Park is about a five-minute walk to the south beyond the elevated I-278 Belt Parkway.
Permits were recently filed for a new four-story residential building at 735 Fenimore Street in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. The site is located between Troy Avenue and Albany Avenue. The two closest subway stations are the Sterling Street and Winthrop Street on the 2 and 5 train, while the 2, 3, and 4 train at Utica Avenue and Sutter Avenue-Rutland Road subway stops are nearby to the east. Gerald Caliendo of Gerald Caliendo Architect is the designer and listed as the applicant of record and the filing representative. 737 Development, LLC is listed as the owner of the property.
Developer and entrepreneur Ian Schrager has commissioned two public art projects that have debuted at 20 Times Square, aka 701 Seventh Avenue. The site is home of the EDITION, a newly opened high-end hotel and is one of the newest buildings to be built at the crossroads of the world. The building is also home to one of the largest LED screens in the world. The billboard art is being curated by multimedia design studio Sila Sveta. One of the videos will show an interactive robotic installation that pays homage to Alexander McQueens’ Spring runway show from 1999. The LED board is located on the lower floors of the hotel which sits at the northeastern corner of West 47th Street and Seventh Avenue.