Yesterday, YIMBY featured a first glimpse at the plans for 76 8th Avenue, on the corner of 14th Street, at the crossroads of the Meatpacking District and the West Village. Today, we have the full rendering for the project, designed by Gene Kaufman, which will dramatically improve a corner that has long been under-built.
Permits have been filed for a new 20-story hotel in Murray Hill, Manhattan. The site, at 347 Lexington Avenue on the corner of East 40th Street, is just a few blocks away from Grand Central Terminal, serviced by the 4, 5, 6, 7, shuttle to Times Square, and the Metro-North railroad trains.
Permits have been filed for a new four-story building at 104-14 Liverpool Street, in Jamaica, Queens. The building is being developed by the American Bengali Hindu Foundation, and will be their new house of worship. The project will be a big improvement from their current situation, which is located within an open-air tent.
Families of East Elmhurst, Queens can rejoice, as a new public school will soon be coming to their neighborhood. Permits have been filed for a five-story building at 111-12 Astoria Boulevard, and the NYC School Construction Authority will be responsible for both design and development.
While the Upper West Side rarely sees new developments, a few blocks in the upper 70s and lower 80s have recently sprouted several modestly-sized but impeccably-designed towers. Now, another is in the works, as Alchemy Properties and Carlyle Group’s 18-story condominium project at 250 West 81st Street has risen above ground. The building will be yet another attractive, masonry-clad high-rise designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.