The story of Amazon’s selection of Long Island City for the company’s second headquarters stoked the hopes and dreams of many New Yorkers living within the Five Boroughs, with the company’s promise to bring up to 40,000 new jobs averaging $100,000 per year to Queens, by 2033. Unfortunately, due to the actions of a few elected Democrats, these hopes and dreams have now been squashed, as Amazon has now pulled out of Long Island City. Despite petitions and basic organizing advocating for the new HQ2, the combined Twitter presence of a rabid horde of regressive leftists led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez generated sufficient outrage for cancellation.
606 Broadway, on the corner of Houston Street, is nearly complete. The narrow, triangular-shaped building is composed of a steel structure rising six stories above SoHo. It is being designed by S9 Architects and developed by Madison Capital Realty. When finished, 606 Broadway will have 34,300 square feet of interior space with 22,500 square feet allocated for future office space.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 31 Sumpter Street in Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn. Located between Fulton Street and Patchen Avenue, the interior lot is one block west of the Ralph Avenue subway station, serviced by the A and C trains. Neriya Borukhov under the 31 Sumpter LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story residential building at 1670 East 19th Street in Homecrest, Brooklyn. Located between Kings Highway and Quentin Road, the interior lot is four blocks east of the Kings Highway subway station, serviced by the B and Q trains. Joshua Markovics of Royal Builders is listed as the owner behind the applications.
YIMBY recently interviewed David Von Spreckelsen, President of Toll Brothers City Living, and we discussed the range of the firm’s current projects, from the OMA-designed 121 East 22nd Street, down to their newest building at 77 Charlton Street.