Construction is currently ahead of schedule on One Madison Avenue, a 1.4-million-square-foot, 27-story office tower expansion in Manhattan’s historic Flatiron District. As of today, 100 percent of demolition work is complete and structural reinforcement is underway.
The Doe Fund has received Temporary Certificate of Occupancy for Muller Residences, a four-story affordable and supportive housing development for veterans. Located at 555 Nereid Avenue in The Bronx’s Wakefield neighborhood, the 51,000-square-foot building brings 90 units of affordable and supportive housing to the local community, with 54 residences allocated for formerly homeless military veterans. MHG Architects is responsible for the design.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 2741 Fulton Street, a four-story residential development in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. Designed by Diego Aguilera Architects and developed by Aron Schwartz, the building yields 11,233 square feet. Available on NYC Housing Connect are three units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $66,000 to $167,570.
YIMBY took a look inside the recently opened Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), which is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 40th Street across from Bryant Park and the main New York Public Library building. The renovation was made possible thanks to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, which contributed $55 million along with support from the City of New York. The building was once home to the Mid-Manhattan Library in the 1970s, and before that, the Arnold Constable Company. The 180,000-square-foot facility opened to the public on June 1 at a cost of $200 million and includes eight levels with soaring atrium spaces, wide walkways, easy circulation, bright interiors, and an outdoor rooftop terrace that overlooks the surrounding Midtown, Manhattan neighborhood. Interiors were done by Dutch architect Francine Houben of Mecanoo Architects and Beyer Blinder Belle.
This week, Smogasburg opened a new 300-seat outdoor venue at the Harborside commercial campus in Jersey City, joining Smorgasbar, which opened earlier this summer. The company’s premier outdoor destination in New Jersey now offers local craft beers, barbecue tacos, lobster rolls, and brick oven pizza. The debut is the latest in a flurry of announcements from developer Mack-Cali, which is quickly transforming the Harborside campus into a mixed-use destination for local residents and Manhattanites just a quick train or ferry ride away.