A few years ago, a piece of the Palisades along River Road in North Bergen, New Jersey was cut back to prepare for new development. From south to north, a Starbucks Coffee, Bank of America, and Walgreens are already open. Just beyond them, a new residential development is now only months away from completion.
Staten Island-based property owner Michael Calabrese has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 2159 83rd Street, in southern Bensonhurst. The project will measure 10,080 square feet and its residential units should average 1,249 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. There will be six off-street parking spaces. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the architect of record. The 60-foot-wide, 6,000-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story, multi-family house. Demolition permits were approved in July. The Bay Parkway stop on the D train is four blocks away.
Media billionaire Sean Parker, of Naptster fame, has acquired, for an undisclosed amount, the five-story townhouse at 36 West 10th Street, in Greenwich Village. Parker also currently owns the five-story townhouse at 38 West 10th Street and the three-story townhouse at 40 West 10th Street. He plans to combine the three properties into a single-family mansion, the New York Post reported. The townhouse in the latest acquisition is currently under renovation and was set to be marketed for roughly $22 million. The assemblage is located within the Greenwich Village Historic District, which means the Landmarks Preservation Commission must approve any exterior alterations.
Storage Deluxe, doing business an an anonymous Bronx-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, 218,500-square-foot self-storage facility at 2880 Exterior Street, in the North Bronx’s Kingsbridge section. The project will feature a lobby and offices on part of the ground floor, followed by storage units throughout the rest of the building, which will have two below-grade levels. It will include four loading berths, as well as five off-street parking spaces. Jack Wilbern’s Virginia-based architecture firm Butz • Wilbern, which is prolific with storage facility projects, is the architect of record. The 124,988-square-foot site is largely vacant, with exception to a single-story commercial building and a warehouse. Demolition permits were filed in April for the commercial building.
Construction is now underway on the ground floor of 35 Hudson Yards, the 72-story, 1,046,332-square-foot mixed-use building under development at the corner of Eleventh Avenue and West 33rd Street in the Hudson Yards District. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The 1,009-foot-tall tower will contain retail space on the ground, second, fourth, and fifth floors, followed by office space on the eighth through 13th floors, a 217-key Equinox hotel on the 15th through 29th floors, and 137 condominium units on the 31st through 70th floors. Equinox will move their global headquarters into the office portion and will open a 60,000-square-foot fitness club in the building. Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group are the developers, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the architect. Completion is expected in 2019. The developers recently negotiated the project’s $2 billion capitalization, which includes $1.2 billion of debt, Real Estate Weekly reported.