Render of the Urban Empowerment Center, courtesy of BRP Companies

Exterior Work Finishes on The Urban Empowerment Center at 117 West 125th Street in Harlem, Manhattan

Exterior work is complete on the Urban Empowerment Center, a 17-story mixed-use building for the National Urban League at 117 West 125th Street in Harlem, Manhattan. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by L+M Development Partners, The Prusik Group, Taconic Investment, and BRP Companies, the 414,000-square-foot structure will yield 70,000 square feet of Class A office space, 110,000 square feet of retail space, 170 affordable housing units, and the Urban Civil Rights Museum, the first museum in New York dedicated to civil rights. The property is located between Malcolm X Boulevard and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.

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Housing Lottery Launches for 91-15 101st Avenue in Ozone Park, Queens

The affordable housing lottery has launched for 91-15 101st Avenue, a three-story mixed-use building in Ozone Park, Queens. Designed by Sion Consulting Engineering and developed by Sarbjit Singh of SGNR Properties, the structure yields 10 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are three units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $68,572 to $227,630.

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Google Opens St. John’s Terminal Headquarters at 550 Washington Street in Hudson Square, Manhattan

Google held a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the opening of its New York headquarters in the expanded 1.3-million-square-foot St. John’s Terminal building at 550 Washington Street in Hudson Square, Manhattan. Designed by COOKFOX Architects and developed by Oxford Properties, the 12-story project involved the adaptive reuse of a 90-year-old former freight terminal, and serves as the centerpiece of the 1.7-million-square-foot Googleplex master plan along with 315 Hudson Street and 345 Hudson Street. Gensler was the interior designer, Future Green Studio Corp. was the landscape designer, Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP was the structural engineer, and Structure Tone and Turner Construction were joint general contractors for the structure, which stands 232 feet tall and spans two full city blocks bound by West Street, West Houston Street, Washington Street, and the New York Department of Sanitation building.

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30-20 Thomson Avenue, courtesy of the Feil Organization

LaGuardia Community College Signs Lease Extension at 30-20 Thomson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens

The City University of New York’s LaGuardia Community College has signed a ten-year lease extension at Queens Atrium, an eight-story commercial building at 30-20 Thomson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. The college has occupied the building for the last 15 years and currently leases 210,334 square feet across the lower floors of the structure.

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