Work is nearing completion on Little Island, a 2.4-acre park over the Hudson River at Pier 55 in Chelsea. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick with landscape design by MNLA, and managed by the Hudson River Park Trust, the whimsical park is perched atop an undulating array of funnel-shaped concrete pods, with the aim of evoking the image of a leaf floating on water.
A new rendering of a proposed condominium building offers the first look at what could become of a narrow vacant lot at 151 Freeman Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by Pliskin Architecture, the building is expected to rise four stores above ground and comprise 7,084 total square feet.
The affordable housing lottery is open for 283 Powers Street, a three-story residential development in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Built in 1950, the 13,200-square-foot building yields 20 units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are six units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income, ranging in eligible income from $68,538 to $159,640.
Permits have been filed for a four-story mixed-use building at 598 Eagle Avenue in Woodstock, The Bronx. Located between East 149th Street and Terrace Place, the interior lot is three blocks west of the Jackson Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Samuel Weiss under the 598 Eagle LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The rapid pace of construction at 66 Hudson Boulevard, aka The Spiral, finally reached the 65-story, 1,031-foot-tall pinnacle over Hudson Yards this past Tuesday. Despite a light flurry of snow showers, the dedication ceremony was successfully held with Tishman Speyer President and CEO Rob Speyer joined on by Gary LaBarbera, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, Peter Davoren, President and CEO of Turner Construction Company and a group of trade partners. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, the steel-framed superstructure is located on a full-block parcel bound by Tenth and Eleventh Avenues and 34th and 35th Streets, and will yield 2.8 million square feet of office space.