The tony, private Horace Mann School in the upper Bronx has filed plans with the Department of Buildings to expand their campus with a new pool and science center.
A long-stalled, 11-story mixed-use development at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Boerum Place in Downtown Brooklyn is finally taking shape. Construction chronicler Tectonic recently swung by the site to capture the progress, and the bottom retail floors are already getting glassed up.
Skateboarders in Upper Manhattan are in for a new experience. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation gave its blessing to a proposal to upgrade the 20-year-old skate park in Riverside Park.
The Parks Department and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation have launched a request for proposals (RFP) to redevelop the long-vacant, single-story Allen Street pedestrian mall, the former public bathroom located at the intersection with Delancey Street on the Lower East Side. As disclosed earlier this year, the city hopes a developer or business can convert the little building into a “food service facility,” DNAinfo reported. Community facilities are apparently not being considered at this time. Repairs to the structure will have to include significant work to the roof, walls, and floors, in addition to the replacement of door and windows, and the installation of necessary infrastructure. The restaurant and/or food vendor may also include outside seating. Proposals are due September 15, and the city expects to select a team in early 2017.
Since foundation work was underway in April, construction on the 28-story, 236-unit residential tower under development at 1501 Voorhies Avenue, in southern Sheepshead Bay, has now reached 10 stories in height. The progress can be seen thanks to photos taken by Alex Ellefson for a Sheepshead Bites report. The building will eventually rise 321 feet above street level and encompass 279,942 square feet. The residential units will be a mix of condominiums and rental apartments, and should average 1,112 square feet apiece. Amenities include a 168-car parking garage, storage for 118 bikes, a fitness center, a pool & spa, a terrace on the second floor, and a sky lounge on the 17th floor. Muss Development and AvalonBay are the developers, while Perkins Eastman is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2018. The project is located directly east of the Sheepshead Bay stop on the B and Q trains.