This month Long Island University and RXR Realty celebrated the commencement of a multimillion-dollar capital improvement project at the institution’s Downtown Brooklyn campus. Located near the buzzing intersection of Flatbush and Dekalb Avenues, the improvement plan arrives as part of an initiative to modernize existing academic and recreational facilities.
Permits have been filed for a three-story commercial and manufacturing building at 43-34 37th Street in Sunnyside, Queens. Located between 43rd Avenue and Queens Boulevard, the lot is three blocks east of the 33rd Street-Rawson Street subway station, serviced by the 7 train. New York Custom Interior Millwork Corp. is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a five-story mixed-use building at 228 55th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Located between 2nd Avenue and the Gowanus Expressway, the lot is two blocks from the 53rd Street subway station, serviced by the R train. Hua Wen under the 228 United Realty LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The reconstruction of the landmarked Tin Building is making steady progress in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport District. The original structure, made mostly of a wooden frame featuring an exterior of corrugated metal sheets, suffered a major fire in 1995 and later weathered extensive flood damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. After approvals from the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission in 2016, the structure was carefully dismantled and is now being rebuilt 33 feet away from its original location, directly to the west of Pier 17. SHoP Architects is in charge of the design and renovations, while the Howard Hughes Corporation is the developer of the project. Plaza Construction is the construction manager for the property.
Tishman Speyer and the United States Post Office have concluded negotiations to redevelop the upper floors of a historic postal facility into a dynamic office complex above West Chelsea. Known as the Morgan North Postal Facility, the building was originally completed in 1933 and encompasses an entire city block from Ninth to Tenth Avenue and 29th to 30th Streets.