Affordable housing development Mannie Wilson Towers in Manhattan’s Harlem neighborhood just received $18.2 million for capital improvements and system upgrades from Merchants Capital New York, a mortgage banking company. Located at 565 Manhattan Avenue, the structure originally debuted in 1892 as Sydenham Hospital which closed in 1980. Owned by West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc., Mannie Wilson Towers currently provides restricted-income housing to senior residents.
Exterior work is wrapping up on Sven, aka Queens Plaza Park, a 762-foot-tall skyscraper at 29-37 41st Avenue in Long Island City. Designed by Handel Architects for The Durst Organization, the 67-story project currently holds the title as the second-tallest structure in Queens and will yield a total of 978,000 square feet. Selldorf Architects is serving as the interior designer, Hunter Roberts as the general contractor, and Jaros, Baum & Bolles Engineering is handling the required mechanical systems. The project is aiming for LEED certification.
Plans to expand New York Blood Center’s headquarters at 310 East 67th Street in Manhattan have drawn ire from Lenox Hill residents and Upper East Side community groups. The development calls for demolition of the center’s existing property and the construction of a new 16-story building.
295 Fifth Avenue in Midtown South will soon receive a $350 million redevelopment at the hands of Tribeca Investment Group, PGIM Real Estate, and Meadow Partners. The full-block, 16-story “Textile Building” will have 700,000 square feet of updated office space. Studio Architecture is responsible for the design and CBRE is handling marketing.
Permits have been filed for two two-story residential buildings at 133-17 and 133-19 116th Avenue in Ozone Park, Queens. Located between 133rd and 134th Streets, the adjacent lots are closest to the 111st Street subway station, serviced by the A train. Sukhdev Singh of Lime Home Improvement Inc. is listed as the owner behind the applications.