Excavation Underway for 36-Story Skyscraper at 255 East 77th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

The 18th-tallest building on our year-end construction countdown is 255 East 77th Street, a 500-foot-tall residential skyscraper in the Lenox Hill section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Developed by Naftali Group with Hill West Architects as the architect of record, the 36-story structure will span 170,481 square feet and yield 62 condominium units, as well as 3,861 square feet of retail space, two cellar levels, and 33 enclosed parking spaces. 255 East 77th St Owner LP is listed as the owner and New Line Structures & Development is the general contractor for the project, which is alternately addressed as 1481 Second Avenue and located at the corner of Second Avenue and East 77th Street.

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198 St. Nicholas Avenue, courtesy of Melamed Architect, P.C.

198 St. Nicholas Avenue Completes Construction in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Construction is complete on 198 St. Nicholas Avenue, a four-story condominium building in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Designed by Melamed Architect and developed by AUM-NY, the project involved the repurposing of a former church and the construction of four new levels above, spanning 11,500 square feet and yielding six units. Sales have been finalized for all of the homes at the property, which is located at the corner of Harman Street and St. Nicholas Avenue.

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Housing Lottery Launches for Betances VI at 405 East 146th Street in Mott Haven, The Bronx

The affordable housing lottery has launched for Betances VI, a 15-story residential building at 405 East 146th Street in Mott Haven, The Bronx. Designed by Think Architecture & Design and developed by Lemle & Wolff Companies, The Bridge, and Alembic Community Development, the structure yields 101 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 64 units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $0 to $140,080.

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