Excavation Underway at 1187 Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Excavation and pilings are underway at 1187 Fulton Street, the site of a four-story mixed-use building near the border of Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC and developed in a partnership by the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and St. Nicks Alliance, the 45-foot-tall structure will span 5,115 square feet and yield three affordable units with an average scope of 1,220 square feet, as well as 1,456 square feet of ground-floor retail space, a cellar level, and a 30-foot-long rear yard. Dekalb Commons NY LLC listed as the owner and Shamus Contracting Co. Inc. is the general contractor for the project, which is located between Spencer Place and Bedford Avenue.

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Artist Jocelyn Goode’s “The Return of the Horse Whisperers,” on Rockaway Avenue, courtesy of Rubenstein

Public Art Installation Debuts at 326 Rockaway Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn

ArtBridge, Slate Property Group, and RiseBoro Community Partnership have introduced “Brownsville Reflections: Past, Present, Future,” a 600-foot-long public art installation at 326 Rockaway Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Part of the City Canvas pilot program, the exhibition showcases the talents of local artists Jocelyn Goode, Laurent Chevalier, and Sophia Victor on the construction barriers of an upcoming affordable housing project.

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1522 First Avenue Rises Above Street Level on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Construction is rising on 1522 First Avenue, a 30-story medical office building in the Yorkville section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by Extell Development Company, the structure will yield 400,000 square feet of Class A office space and retail space on the ground floor and cellar levels. The Hospital for Special Surgery has signed on as the anchor tenant and will occupy 200,000 square feet across the first eight stories of the building. Ancora Engineering is the engineer of record and Lendlease is the general contractor for the property, which is alternately addressed as 403 East 79th Street and located between East 79th and 80th Streets.

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