Last week YIMBY revealed the 12-story, 68-unit residential building Greystone is planning at 225 4th Avenue, in Park Slope, and now the developer has found a tenant for the adjacent two-story Brooklyn Lyceum at 227 Fourth Avenue. According to The Wall Street Journal, Blink Fitness has leased 16,700 square feet in the landmarked building, which will undergo a restoration. The air rights over the Lyceum will be transferred to the neighboring project, and opening of the gym is slated for 2016.
The furthest reaches of Midtown West are about to get another mixed-use building designed by Cetra Ruddy. The Soho-based firm filed new building applications this morning for a 13-story residential development with ground floor retail at 572 11th Avenue, on the corner of 43rd Street.
The four tenement buildings spanning 148-154 Rivington Street, on the Lower East Side, are set to be redeveloped into a residential property, according to Curbed. The existing buildings, formerly Streit’s Matzo Factory, total roughly 50,000 square feet, and were picked up earlier this year for $30.5 million by Cogswell Realty.
Green-Wood Cemetery is planning to restore the landmarked Weir Greenhouse building at 750 5th Avenue and wants to construct a connected three-story office building for the nonprofit’s uses. Page Ayres Cowley is designing the project, and the landmarked structure was originally designed by Mercein Thomas in the 1880’s, but altered in 1895 by George Curtis Gillespie, according to Brownstoner. The LPC’s approval is required, and an adjacent two-story structure must be demolished.
The past few months have seen construction kick into high gear at several sites along and adjacent to the 57th Street corridor, and now 111 West 57th Street will join the pack. Interior demolition and excavation began last year, and now the tower’s crane has arrived on-site, signaling its impending verticality.