The Landmarks Preservation Commission has issued a certificate of appropriateness for a rooftop addition, façade renovation, and cellar excavation at 238 East 15th Street in Gramercy, Manhattan. As part of the excavation, the building will include a 39-foot swimming pool and lounge areas that open out into a manicured rear yard.
Permits have been filed for a 32-story mixed-use building at 2-01 50th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. Located at the intersection of 50th Avenue and Center Boulevard, the corner lot is two blocks west of the Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue subway station, serviced by the 7 train. Katheline M. Pierre is listed as the owner behind the applications. The development site is under project management by corporate subsidiary Kathens’ Piettokpatia and Foundation of Motion Pictures Information Enterprises.
Exterior work is still wrapping up on Madison House, an 805-foot-tall residential skyscraper at 126 Madison Avenue in NoMad and number 13 on our countdown of the tallest projects under construction in the city. Alternately addressed as 15 East 30th Street, the 62-story tower is designed by Handel Architects and developed by Fosun Group and JD Carlisle. Douglas Elliman is handling sales and marketing of the 199 condominiums, which will all sit atop an additional 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
Construction may soon break ground at 868-870 New York Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn, following approvals from New York City’s Department of Buildings. Designed by Opera Studios Architecture, the existing town two-family, two-story will be completely redeveloped into a pair of multi-family properties.
This week the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) announced $13.6 million in housing tax credits was awarded to seven developments. These projects will be responsible for creating and preserving 583 affordable units throughout the city.