105 Corporate Park Drive

Five-Story, 421-Unit Residential Complex Approved at 105 Corporate Park Drive, Harrison

The Harrison, N.Y., Town Board has approved plans to build two five-story residential buildings, with a total of 421 residential units, at 105 Corporate Park Drive. Harrison is in southern Westchester County. The residential units will be rental apartments, ranging from studios to two-bedrooms, of which 10 percent (42 units) will be designated as affordable. The complex will be accommodated by 752 parking spaces and a 5,400-square-foot restaurant. The 10.35-acre property is currently occupied by two three-story, 87,700-square-foot office buildings built during the 1970s. Both will be demolished, although the residential complex will take on a similar footprint. Normandy Real Estate Partners and Toll Brothers are the developers. Sullivan Architecture is behind the design. Construction is expected to start during the first half of 2017.


88-49 179th Place

Plans Approved for Masjid Al-Arapha’s Three-Story Mosque at 88-49 179th Place, Jamaica

The Buildings Department has approved plans for Masjid Al-Arapha to build a three-story, 15,120-square-foot religious facility at 88-49 179th Place, located immeadiately east of downtown Jamaica. The project will measure 15,120 square feet and rise 35 feet in height. It will contain prayer areas on the ground and second floors, followed by classrooms for children ages three through 12 on the third floor. The cellar will contain a kitchen and a 22-car parking garage. Jamil M. Coppin’s Fresh Meadows-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 80-foot-wide, 8,615-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Jamaica-179th Street stop on the F train is located a block away.


L Train Flooding Post-Sandy

Why This Weekend’s Weather Forecast is Bad News for the L Train’s Long-Term Prospects

New York City has long dealt with storms, but recently, things have been getting more turbulent. In 2011, Hurricane Irene almost flooded the subways; the city’s sigh of relief was quickly suffocated by Sandy only one year later, which wrecked much of the system. This past winter, while Delaware and southern New Jersey were again hit by record tides during Central Park’s heaviest-ever snowstorm, the city escaped relatively unscathed. But, on Sunday, New Yorkers may not be so lucky, as guidance from NOAA’s storm surge model shows a substantial storm surge into the city, which would approach the tipping point for flooding of underground infrastructure.

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152 East 87th Street, rendering by Ismael Levya Architects

Work Reaches Street Level on 19-Story, 56-Unit Mixed-Use Project at 152 East 87th Street, Upper East Side

Not including several stories of steel frame retained from the former parking garage, construction has reached street level on the 19-story, 56-unit mixed-use building under development at 152 East 87th Street, on the Upper East Side. Photos of the progress have been posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest permits indicate the project, categorized as an expansion of the existing garage, will measure 155,764 square feet and rise 210 feet above street level. A 151-car parking garage, a part of which will be operated commercially, will be located on the cellar through third floors, followed by residential units on the fourth through 19th floors. The units will be condominiums and should average 2,411 square feet apiece. Gordon Haskett is the developer and Ismael Leyva Architects is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in late 2017.