305 West 128th Street, image via Bing Maps

Permits Filed: 305 West 128th Street, Harlem

One of the last large, vacant lots in central Harlem is about to become an apartment building. The property’s longtime owners, the Fane family, have filed plans to erect a 10-story residential development on the plot at 305 West 128th Street, between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and St. Nicholas Avenue.

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Work at 38 West 33rd Street. Photo by Tectonic.

Scope Grows As Construction Underway At Torkian Group Project On West 33rd Street, Midtown South

It was way back in September of 2014 that YIMBY reported on filings for a new residential building at 38-46 West 33rd Street (a.k.a. 38 West 33rd Street), in Midtown South. Then in June of 2015, we revealed a rendering of the project. In September, the Torkian Group development got financed by a $105 million loan. Now, the project’s scope is slightly bigger and construction is underway, which we can see in a pair of photos sent to us by our friend Tectonic.

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615 10th Avenue

Developer Closes On Mixed-Use Development Site At 615 Tenth Avenue, Hell’s Kitchen

Back in November, XIN Development, the U.S. branch of Beijing-based Xinyuan Real Estate, entered into contract to purchase the development site at 615 Tenth Avenue, between West 44th and 45th Streets in Hell’s Kitchen. Now, the developer has closed on the site for $57.5 million, and a mixed-use building with up to 90 condominium units is planned, according to The Real Deal. It will include mostly one- and two-bedroom residential units, as well as 20,000 square feet of retail space. The property is currently home to a Hess Express gas station, which must first be removed.


25-19 43rd Avenue

Nine-Story, 86-Unit Condo Project Rising At 25-19 43rd Avenue, Long Island City

Over the summer, foundation work began on Ekstein Development’s nine-story, 86-unit residential building at 25-19 43rd Avenue, in Long Island City’s Court Square neighborhood. Steel beams and rebar are now a floor above street level, according to The Court Square Blog. The 90,173 square-foot project will have 68,145 square feet of residential space and is being designed by GF55 Partners. Dubbed Dutch LIC, the residential units will be condominiums, ranging from studios to two-bedrooms. Completion is currently expected in January of 2017.