It’s been over a year since YIMBY revealed 15 East 30th Street, the 750-foot condo tower under construction between Fifth and Madison avenues in NoMad. Now, we have a fresh rendering of the building, which was posted on the construction fence yesterday.
Construction is wrapping up on the exterior of the 51-story, 585-unit mixed-use project under development at 250 Ashland Place, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. That’s at the corner of Fulton Street in the BAM Cultural District. The progress can be seen in photos supplied to YIMBY by photographer Tectonic.
In the fight over whether to rezone Prospect Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn, a few industrially zoned blocks have become major sticking points. Activists have argued that a few highway-like blocks along Empire Boulevard, at the northwestern edge of the neighborhood, would produce high-rise development and gentrification if they were rezoned to allow new apartments. But there are two more industrial blocks at the southern end of the hood, on Parkside Avenue between Rogers and New York avenues, and now, a new building may replace an old warehouse there at 640 Parkside Avenue, between Rogers and Nostrand avenues.
Fairstead Capital has purchased the vacant seven-story, 108-key Park 79 Hotel at 117 West 79th Street, on the Upper West Side, for $22.5 million. The new owners plan to convert the 32,172-square-foot SRO building into an undisclosed number of residential apartments. It’s unclear whether the apartments will be rentals or condominiums. Park 79 Hotel closed late last year after receiving a slew of violations from the Buildings Department. Before the property was an illegal hotel, it was supposed to be a single room occupancy building for low-income tenants, Real Estate Weekly reported. The property comes with 27,780 square feet of air rights, allowing for a potential expansion. It’s also located within the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, which means the Landmarks Preservation Commission must approve any exterior alterations.
Construction is wrapping on five four-story, single-family townhouses being constructed at 73-79 Bond Street (a.k.a. 390 State Street), in Boerum Hill. The construction progress can be seen thanks to a photo taken by Tectonic. The 49-foot-tall townhouses will each measure between 4,310 square feet and 4,566 square feet, which includes an average 2,396 square feet of livable residential space. All of them will include four bedrooms, a single-car garage in the cellar, and a roof terrace equipped with a gas grill. Other features include a screening room and bar in the sub-cellars, and private laundry facilities. Adam America Real Estate is the developer and Hudson Square-based Ben Hansen Architect is responsible for the design. Move-ins are expected in the next few months.