44 Box Street, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: 44 Box Street, Greenpoint

Just about every empty lot and warehouse in northern Greenpoint is becoming a small apartment building, but Hadas Hakmon’s M Development has snagged one of the last available sites in the area at 44 Box Street, a block from Newtown Creek and the East River waterfront.

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82 Brown Place, image via Bing Maps

Permits Filed: 82 Brown Place, Mott Haven Hotel

Ten years after the city rezoned a desolate, industrial section of the South Bronx waterfront, the area is on the edge of a major transformation. The latest evidence of that change comes with an application to build a 12-story hotel at 82 Brown Place, between Bruckner Boulevard and the Harlem River freight yards.

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562 Fifth Avenue

Developer Begins Demolition At Fifth Avenue-West 46th Street Assemblage, Midtown

Gary Barnett’s Extell Development is moving forward with an unknown project on the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 46th Street, in Midtown’s Diamond District. Curbed NY reports the developer recently filed demolition permits for six five-story commercial buildings spanning 3-13 West 46th Street. The row of buildings are currently masked with black netting, which means demolition should begin soon.

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Coney Island

City Moves Forward With Coney Island Park Upgrades, Property Seizures

The city is moving forward with plans to seize multiple Coney Island waterfront properties along the amusement park’s Boardwalk, New York Post reports. The properties will total 75,000 square feet. 60,000 square feet of vacant land will be acquired between West 15th and 16th streets, where the old Thunderbolt roller coaster once stood, another vacant tract of land between West 22nd and 23rd streets will change hands, and, finally, a 9,000-square-foot amusement shop at West 12th Street is targeted. The Parks Department will build a long-planned esplanade connecting the park’s existing attractions at the Thunderbolt site, in addition to building new attractions. In the process, infrastructure work will occur in order for mixed-use developments to rise within the surrounding neighborhood. The eminent domain actions are expected to take a year.