Rendering of 335 Eighth Avenue - Courtesy of MAG Partners, COOKFOX Architects

Foundations Underway for COOKFOX’s 335 Eighth Avenue in Chelsea, Manhattan

Foundations are underway at 335 Eighth Avenue, the site of a seven-story mixed-use building in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by COOKFOX Architects and developed by MAG Partners and Penn South aka Mutual Redevelopment Houses, Inc., with financing provided by global holding company Safanad, the structure will span around 200,000 square feet and yield 188 rental units in studio to two-bedroom layouts, as well as a 23,000-square-foot Lidl supermarket and additional ground-floor retail space. Thirty percent of the homes will be reserved for affordable housing. Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 26th Street within the Penn South affordable housing cooperative, officially known as Mutual Redevelopment Houses.

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343 Menahan Street, courtesy of Hive Developers

The Josephine’s Foundations Near Completion at 343 Menahan Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Foundation work is nearing completion for The Josephine, a four-story residential building at 343 Menahan Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Designed by Aaron Yassin in collaboration with architect Robert Bianchini of ARC Architecture + Design and developed by Hive Developers, the structure will yield ten condominium units in large one-bedroom, compact two-bedroom, duplex two-bedroom, and three-bedroom duplex layouts with private terraces. Tal Bloch and Empire Builders are working collaboratively as general contractors for the project, which is located between Wyckoff Avenue and Irving Avenue.

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Housing Lottery Launches for 1541 New York Avenue in East Flatbush, Brooklyn

The affordable housing lottery has launched for 1541 New York Avenue, a six-story mixed-use building in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Designed and developed by Edmond Hakimian, the structure yields ten residences as well as medical office space on the ground level. Available on NYC Housing Connect are three units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $84,446 to $198,250.

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New Renderings Revealed For Xadia Hotel At 58 West 39th Street in Midtown, Manhattan 

New renderings have been released showcasing a design change for the Xadia Hotel, a 42-story hotel tower currently rising at 58 West 39th Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Marin Architects and developed by Wei Hong Hu under the H Hotel LLC, the 475-foot-tall structure will yield 173 guest rooms and amenities including a restaurant, an arcade, and a rooftop bar. City Cross Construction Corp. is the general contractor for the property, which is located on a narrow interior plot between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, one block south of Bryant Park.

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