In some good news, a space in Midtown overrun with cars is finally being given back to the pedestrians. Canoe plaza has officially opened, adding a green landscape to the formerly car-blighted lot. Shanti Nagel designed the avenue-long park on 36th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue. The development has occurred thanks to Quandrum Global, owner of the Arlo Hotel brand prominent throughout New York City.
The New York City School Construction Authority has nearly completed a major expansion of PS 144Q, where work has officially topped-off. Located at 93-02 69th Avenue in Forest Hills, the project will better serve a growing population of children in the quiet Queens community.
A new nine-story residential building is coming to Astoria, Queens, at 11-37 31st Avenue, between Vernon Boulevard and 12th Street. It will stand 91 feet when complete, covering about 110,450 square feet and including 168 units. Christopher Fogarty of Fogarty Finger Architecture is designing, while the owner and developer is David Kronman of Astoria West LLC. The project will be a ground-up development and will replace an extant two-story structure on site.
Permits have been filed for a five-story residential building at 350 East 28th Street in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. The site is four blocks away from the Newkirk Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains, and one stop from the end of the line. Kings Group Development will be responsible for the project.
Construction of the 40-story tall and diagrid-tipped 30 East 31st Street has finally topped out in NoMad. It is now showing off its unique crisscross exterior influenced by surrounding Gothic architecture from the 1920’s and ‘30s. Morris Adjmi Architects is responsible of the design. Along with topping out, glass installation is nearing the peak. Installation of the metal paneling has not yet started.