The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) and local Community Board 7 have again failed to approve proposals to renovate and enliven an abandoned church that has been proposed as a new home for the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Located on the Upper West Side at 361 Central Park West, the First Church of Christ Scientist was originally completed around 1903, then designated a New York City landmark in 1973.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 30-43 31st Street in Astoria, Queens. Located between 30th Avenue and 30th Drive, the interior lot is just steps from the 30th Ave subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. Hui Mei Lin under the 168 Astoria Realty LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 1847 Cross Bronx Expressway in Parkchester, The Bronx. Located between Thieriot Avenue and Leland Avenue, the interior lot is a short walk east to the Parkchester subway station, serviced by the 6 train. Moses Freund under the 1369 Lelland LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Edge observation deck, the most anticipated public-facing component of the Hudson Yards megaproject, is finally open. Perched 1,131 feet above Tenth Avenue on the 100th floor of Kohn Pedersen Fox’s 30 Hudson Yards, Edge galvanizes the new mixed-use neighborhood with an attraction unlike any other in New York.
The years-long initiative to renovate and repurpose the defunct Bayview Correctional Facility in Chelsea may never be revived following an abrupt cancellation by the NoVo Foundation and Goren Group in 2019. Referred to as the Women’s Building, the structure at 550 West 20th Street would have repurposed and expanded the former all-female prison, renderings of which have been released by Spacesmith and Davis Brody Bond.