Façade work is in full swing at 27-21 44th Drive in Long Island City. The 27-story apartment building known as The Edison reached its final height in early June, when the national flag was hoisted atop its concrete bulkhead. At that point, the roughly 300-foot-tall structure became the tenth-tallest within the Court Square district, though taller neighbors rising nearby are already surpassing it. However, the building would remain highly visible thanks to its position at the epicenter of the resurgent neighborhood.
Two years ago, YIMBY brought you the first look at the 12-story office and medical center for New York City Hotel and Motel Trades Council’s Employee Benefit Funds at 620 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Now, workers are installing a curved, undulating facade on the building, and Tectonic has photos of the progress.
Just how in control of a historic district is the Landmarks Preservation Commission? The answer is very in control, as illustrated by one recent approval in the Flatiron District. Think of the commission as a curator.
Since being four stories in height back in February, the 19-story, 60-unit mixed-use building under construction at 153 Remsen Street, in Brooklyn Heights, has topped out and is now receiving its façade elements. The latest photo was posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. The latest permits indicate the structure encompasses 90,850 square feet. It will host 4,465 square feet of ground-floor retail and restaurant space, followed by residential units on the floors above. It’s unclear if the units will be rentals or condominiums, but they will average 1,196 square feet apiece. Amenities include a fitness center, laundry facilities, a children’s playroom, storage for 30 bikes, and a rooftop terrace. Quinlan Development and Lonicera Partners are the developers. S9 Architecture is behind the architecture. Completion is expected by the end of the year.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 1214 Greene Avenue, in central Bushwick. The project will measure 9,395 square feet and its residential units should average 7,023 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Some of the apartments will also feature space within the cellar and an upper penthouse level. Laundry facilities will be located in the cellar. Jeffrey Kamen’s NoHo-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 32-foot-wide, 3,200-square-foot lot is currently vacant. The Central Avenue stop on the M train is seven blocks away.