Foundations Underway at 280 Eighth Avenue in Chelsea, Manhattan

Foundations are underway at 280 Eighth Avenue, the site of a 12-story residential building in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Red Apple Group under the RA 280 Development LLC, the 113-foot-tall structure will span 58,021 square feet and yield 64 rental units with an average scope of 819 square feet, as well as 4,642 square feet of commercial space, 947 square feet of community facility space, a cellar level, and a 24-foot-long rear yard. The property is situated at the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 24th Street.

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Beach Channel Drive Apartments at 13-12 Beach Channel Drive - Courtesy of UAI

Beach Channel Apartments Nears Completion at 13-12 Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway, Queens

Construction is nearing completion on Beach Channel Apartments, an eight-story affordable housing building at 13-12 Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway, Queens. Designed by Urban Architecture Initiatives (UAI) and developed by BRC and Camber Property Group, the structure is set to yield 147 affordable units and 100 shelter units with supportive services, as well as residential amenities and a 1,239-square-foot community facility on the ground floor. The property is located on an interior lot between Beach Channel Drive and Redfern Avenue.

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WatchHouse Opens First US Location at Newly Redeveloped 660 Fifth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan

WatchHouse, a London-based specialty coffee roastery and café, has opened its first United States location at 660 Fifth Avenue, a recently renovated 39-story commercial tower in Midtown, Manhattan. The coffee shop recently signed a lease for approximately 1,500 square feet on the ground floor. The building is located West 52nd and 53rd Streets and was formerly addressed as 666 Fifth Avenue.

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Render of 1515 Surf Avenue, courtesy of LCOR

1515 Surf Avenue Nears Completion in Coney Island, Brooklyn

Construction is nearing completion on 1515 Surf Avenue, a two-tower residential project along the Coney Island waterfront in Brooklyn. Designed by Studio V Architecture and developed by LCOR, the 16- and 26-story structures will span 470,000 square feet and yield 324 units in one- and two-bedroom layouts, with 139 apartments designated for affordable housing, as well as 10,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The property is located on a 1.5-acre plot bound by Surf Avenue to the south, West 15th Street to the east, and West 16th Street to the west.

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