Six of the seven subway lines that connect Queens to Manhattan converge at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge, where Queens Plaza meets Queens Boulevard, Northern Boulevard, and Jackson Avenue. There, the elevated Queensboro Plaza station handles the N, Q, and 7 trains, while the E, M, and R serve the underground Queens Plaza stop. The two stations face increasing pressure from steady growth in both Long Island City and the borough as a whole, as well as the impending overflow of Brooklyn commuters displaced by the L train shutdown. The need for a transfer connection between them has become more pressing than ever.
In June 2015, then-Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer revealed renderings for the last two residential towers set to rise in the park, on Pier 6. Now, ODA Architecture, which is designing them, has filed plans for the pair of developments at 15 and 50 Bridge Park Drive.
Since topping out early this year, exterior work is now nearing completion on the tower portion of the 13-story, five-unit mixed-use project at 347 Bowery, located on the corner of East 3rd Street in the East Village. Bowery Boogie first spotted the scaffolding coming down, and the photo below, posted to the YIMBY Forums, is by Tectonic.
Construction is now six stories above street level on the first of two 15-story, mixed-use buildings under development at 207 Van Vorst Street, in Jersey City’s Paulus Hook section. Work, presumably excavation, has also begun on the second building. Fields Development Group is the developer and Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects is behind the design.
The Hellenic Orthodox Community of Astoria has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 30-67 31st Street, in the heart of Astoria. The project will measure 11,232 square feet. It will include 3,223 square feet of community facility space, which will likely be used by the organization as an educational facility. The residential units above are expected to average 801 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Anastasios Giannopoulos’s Astoria-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 34-foot-wide, 2,668-square-foot plot is vacant. The 30th Avenue stop on the N and Q trains is a block to the north.