A long vacant piece of Staten Island is finally seeing new life, now that plans have been filed for 11 townhouses along a city-owned stretch of Bloomingdale Road in Charleston, a small neighborhood at the southwestern edge of the island.
The site of a recent large-scale fire on Williamsburg’s northern waterfront — the burned-down warehouse located at 5 North 11th Street — may be on the path for redevelopment, or so the property’s owner hopes. Crain’s Business reports the property — likely valued at $500 million — boasts roughly 600,000 square feet of commercial air rights, and could be rezoned for residential if approved by city council, however earlier prospects to designate the land as park space may foil any redevelopment prospects.
Construction permits have revealed plans for LGS Partners’ eight-story, 12-unit mixed-use building measuring 12,830 square feet at the vacant lot of 44 East 132nd Street, in northern East Harlem. It will include a community facility spanning 2,280 square feet. C3D Architecture is the architect of record, and initial permits were filed over the summer of 2014.
After protesters surrounded the unfinished tower at 626 Flatbush last week to rally against the 421-a tax abatement, we stopped by to check out the construction progress on Prospect-Lefferts Gardens’ new tallest building.
The New York Times revealed that News Corporation and 21st Century Fox are in talks with the Port Authority and Larry Silverstein to relocate the companies’ headquarters downtown into 200 Greenwich Street, also known as 2 World Trade Center. If they commit, the media companies would propel the 88-story, 3.1 million square-foot office tower into vertical construction.