Ben Shavolian, the head of L’Ermitage LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at the vacant lot at 1342 Prospect Avenue, in the Foxhurst section of the south Bronx. The building will measure 4,770 square feet, and Gerald Caliendo is designing. The site’s two-story predecessor was demolished by the HDP in 1994.
DNAinfo reports Cayuga Capital acquired the single-story warehouse building at 321 Starr Street, at the northern tip of Bushwick, for $9 million, and plans to expand the building to accommodate multiple commercial tenants. MetroRock Climbing is already expecting to open a 23,000 square-foot facility in the building in spring of 2016, and future tenants will be revealed later on.
An LLC has filed applications for a seven-story, 16-unit residential building at the empty lot at 1613 Mermaid Avenue, on Coney Island. Measuring nearly 11,290 square feet in total, the average unit will be a little over 700 square feet, indicating rentals are likely in the works. Miele Associates is designing the new structure, which will hopefully rise on the long-vacant lot.
The current race to the top of the skyline is the most impressive in New York City’s history, with ever-taller skyscrapers sprouting from the Financial District all the way to 57th Street. And YIMBY has now learned that 217 West 57th Street, aka the Nordstrom Tower, received a height boost between April and June of last year, pushing the tower’s pinnacle to 1,795 feet. That will make it the tallest building in New York City, the United States, and the Western Hemisphere.
The Toll Brothers’ 30-story condo project at 959 First Avenue is rising fast and starting to get its brick facade. The 90-unit tower launched sales last month, and now YIMBY reader Tectonic has photos of its contextual exterior.