Kaufman Astoria Studios, located at 34-12 36th Street in southern Astoria, is planning to build a four-story expansion of their production complex at 36-06 34th Avenue, located at the corner of 36th Street and 34th Avenue, three blocks from the Steinway Street stop on the M and R trains. The expansion will include two new stages, one which will measure 15,381 square feet and a second to measure 8,573 square feet, according to Crain’s. It will also include 26,000 square feet of ancillary production space, 45,000 square feet of office space, and an underground parking garage. Construction is expected to begin in the fall, with completion scheduled in 2018. The corner site is currently vacant.
Back in June of 2015, Sam Chang’s Great Neck, N.Y.-based McSam Hotel Group disclosed plans to incorporate a portion of the façade of the six-story Christ Church, at 334-344 West 36th Street in the Garment District, into their planned hotel redevelopment. Now, a rendering of the project has been revealed by the New York Post. The latest building permits indicate a 19-story, 386-key hotel is in the works, which is somewhat scaled-down compared to early filings that listed as many as 566 rooms. It will encompass 132,210 square feet and is being designed by SoHo-based Gene Kaufman Architect. Unfortunately, the six-story parish house portion of the church is in the process of being demolished. It’s expected to be rebuilt with pre-fabricated materials. Guest amenities include a fitness center, meeting rooms, a ballroom, laundry facilities, a restaurant and bar, and storage for 12 bicycles.
It’s been over a year since YIMBY first reported on four new apartment buildings coming to 335-341 Nostrand Avenue in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Now we have renderings for the 24-unit project, which is under construction between Gates Avenue and Quincy Street.
When we last checked in on the Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed condominium building under construction at 20 East End Avenue, between East 80th and 81st streets in the Yorkville section of the Upper East Side, it had just topped out. That was back in November. Since then, as we can see in photos from our friend Tectonic, the façade is nearly finished.
Another vacant lot in East Harlem is about to be filled in by new construction. An eight-story residential building is planned for 400A East 118th Street, between First and Pleasant avenues.