Back in 2013, the city’s School Construction Authority announced plans to renovate the exterior of the six-story, 102-foot-tall Seward Park High School, located at 350 Grand Street, on the Lower East Side. Since then the structure has been shrouded in scaffolding, and the façade is finally being revealed, Bowery Boogie reports. Upgrades include new windows, new parapets, and rooftop installations, and it appears much of the brick has been restored and cleaned. The building never closed, and work was done only after school hours and on the weekends. The rest of the scaffolding is expected to be removed imminently.
Back in April of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of the two-tower, 428-unit residential development at 400 West 113th Street, located on the Cathedral of St. John the Divine campus, in Morningside Heights. The Handel Architects-designed 15-story buildings topped out late last year, and now Tectonic has photos (h/t Curbed NY) of the completed towers. Dubbed Enclave at the Cathedral, all of the units will be rental apartments and will have access to over 10,000 square feet of amenity space. Amenities include landscaped outdoor decks and rooftop terraces, a 2,000-square-foot gym, an art gallery, and recreational/entertainment rooms. The Brodsky Organization is the developer and occupancy began on March 7.
Brooklyn-based Allied Properties has filed applications for a six-story, 59,784-square-foot school at 429 89th Street, in Bay Ridge, located three blocks south of the 86th Street stop on the R train. The school will probably be private as it wasn’t filed by the city’s School Construction Authority (NYCSCA), but it will be located right next to the five-story Public School Nos. 104 and 185 Annex, which is at 415 89th Street, and a block from Public School 264. The new building will featurea total of 29 classrooms, a gym and locker rooms, two squash courts, administration offices, a library, a theater/auditorium, and a cafeteria. The 107-foot-tall school would replace a 100-foot-wide, single-story auto body shop. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. Edward Mill’s TriBeCa-based Edward I. Mills & Associates is the architect of record.
Back in late 2014, renderings and details surfaced of the 78-unit residential conversion of the five-story former Public School 186 at 525 West 145th Street, in Hamilton Heights. Harlem+Bespoke now reports the façade of the once dilapidated structure has been largely restored. Eight of the residential units will rent at market-rate prices, although the rest will rent at below market-rates spanning a wide range of income brackets. Apartments at the Residences at PS186 will come in studio-, one-, and two-bedroom configurations and will spread across 100,533 square feet of residential space, which means units should average a spacious 1,289 square feet apiece. The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem will operate 11,302 square feet of the building. Dattner Architects is behind the design, and Monadnock Development, Alembic Community Development, and the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development are the developers. Completion is expected this summer.
Back in January, construction was wrapping up on the 12-story, 430-unit residential building at 365 Bond Street, in Gowanus, and now Real Estate Weekly reports the building is nearly complete. Curbed NY also has new renderings of the project, dubbed 365 Bond. The rental apartments will come in a variety of configurations, including studio-, one-bedroom, and townhouse-style layouts, although details for the larger apartments haven’t been made available yet. There will be roughly 40,000 square feet of amenities in the form of a fitness center, a spinning room, a yoga room, multiple lounges, a library, a recreation room, multiple rooftop terraces, a waterfront esplanade, an interior courtyard, and residential and bike storage.There will also be 1,240 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The Lightstone Group is the developer and Goldstein, Hill & West Architects designed the building. MARKZEFF and Weintraub Diaz Landscape Architecture also aided in the design process. Occupancy is expected in April, and construction is currently underway on another 270-unit residential building at 363 Bond Street.