Among the numerous hulking eyesores in New York City, Two Penn Plaza manages to make a particularly negative impact, and its placement above Penn Station helps cement the latter’s status as an architectural failure. But now we have a first look at plans to transform the structure completely, created by Bjarke Ingels Group/BIG for developer Vornado.
Vacant lots are quickly becoming a thing of the past in Bed-Stuy, where developers are snatching them up and building little residential projects. Today YIMBY has the reveal for a four-story rental building under construction at 655 Quincy Street, between Stuyvesant Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard.
It was back in December that YIMBY told you of Premiere Equities’ plans for a new commercial building at 134 Wooster Street, located between Houston and Price streets in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District. Those plans went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday and were approved with very little fuss.
When Robert Moses built the Cross-Bronx Expressway half a century ago, he demolished dozens of large apartment buildings in East Tremont to make way for the six-lane highway. It’s taken the blocks nearby decades to recover, but they are finally seeing new life, in the form of large affordable apartment buildings and small market-rate ones. Yesterday, new building applications were filed for a six-story, market-rate apartment building at 712 East 175th Street.
Back in December of 2014, YIMBY reported on the Landmarks Preservation Commission approval of the four-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 112 Atlantic Avenue, in northern Cobble Hill (within the Cobble Hill Historic District), after initial plans for the site were rejected the month before. Curbed NY now has a new rendering of the project, which is reportedly now under construction and using the address 325 Henry Street. The latest filings describe a 25,244-square-foot structure with 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The condominium units will begin on the second floor and should average a very spacious 2,169 square feet apiece. There will also be six bike storage spaces and an eight-car automated parking garage in the cellar. BKSK Architects is designing, and Avery Hall Investments and OTL Enterprises are the developers. Completion is probably expected later this year or in 2017.