Permits Filed for 1597-1599 Saint John Place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Permits have been filed to expand a pair of two-story structures into six-story mixed-use buildings at 1597-1599 Saint John Place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Located between Ralph Avenue and Buffalo Avenue, the interior lots are near the Utica Avenue subway station, serviced by the 4 train. Pierre Bernard of PJB Construction LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.

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Disney Headquarters Terracotta Façade Nears Completion at Four Hudson Square in Hudson Square, Manhattan

Façade installation nears completion on The Walt Disney Company’s new headquarters, a 22-story building at Four Hudson Square in Hudson Square, Manhattan. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed by Silverstein Properties, the 338-foot-tall structure will yield 1.2 million square feet of offices, film and production studios, and ground-floor retail. Lendlease is the general contractor for the property, which is alternatively addressed as 137 Varick Street and occupies a full city block bound by Vandam Street to the north, Spring Street to the south, Varick Street to the east, and Hudson Street to the west.

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Updated rendering of proposed property at 14th Street and Ninth Avenue - BKSK Architects

44-54 Ninth Avenue’s Renovation and Expansion Progresses in Chelsea, Manhattan

Renovation and expansion work continue on 44-54 Ninth Avenue, an eight-story office and retail building on the border of Chelsea, the Meatpacking District, and the West Village. Designed by BKSK Architects for Tavros Capital, the project consists of the restoration of a row of a landmarked townhomes and the construction of a new office volume above. Broadway Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is alternately addressed as 351-355 West 14th Street and located at the intersection of West 14th Street and Ninth Avenue.

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Preliminary rendering of Caesars Palace Times Square - Courtesy of SL Green

NIMBY Coalition Voices Opposition to SL Green’s Proposed Casino at 1515 Broadway in Times Square

In December, SL Green announced a partnership with Roc Nation in a bid to win development rights to construct a new Caesars Palace casino and hotel at 1515 Broadway in Times Square, Manhattan. Citing concerns about congestion, economic disturbance, and social harm, a group of community associations and neighboring businesses have formed a coalition to oppose any advancement on the proposed casino.

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Housing Lottery Launches for 375 Lefferts Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn

The affordable housing lottery has launched for 375 Lefferts Avenue, an eight-story residential building in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn. Designed by S. Wieder Architect with interiors by Classic Image, and developed by Leo Greenfield, the structure yields 41 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 13 units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $98,915 to $156,130.

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