Two-Building Development Tops Out at 218 Front Street in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn

Construction tops out on 218 Front Street, a seven-story two-building residential complex in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn. Designed by S. Wieder Architect and developed and built by Chess Builders, the ground-up project will yield 218 rental apartments with 66 affordable housing units, as well as 350 square feet of commercial space and 180 square feet of community space on the ground floor. The large interior lot is bound by Front Street to the north and York Street to the south, and was formerly occupied by a one-story industrial warehouse with an open-air lumber yard.

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View of SPARC Kips Bay, looking northeast from First Avenue and 25th Street, via

Master Plan Revealed for SPARC Life Science and Public Health Innovation Hub in Kips Bay, Manhattan

Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams have unveiled the master plan for the Science Park and Research Campus (SPARC) Kips Bay, a new life sciences hub located on Hunter College’s Brookdale Campus at East 25th Street and First Avenue in Kips Bay. Designed to transform a city block in Manhattan, SPARC Kips Bay is expected to create over 15,000 jobs and generate an economic impact of $42 billion over 30 years.

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