Earlier this summer, YIMBY brought you news of New York University receiving court approval for their planned 1.9 million square-foot expansion in Greenwich Village, and now plans to demolish the Jerome S. Coles Sports Center, at 20 East Houston Street, are in the works. Per DNAinfo, the facility will close sometime this upcoming fall semester, but architects Davis Brody Bond and Kieran Timberlake will conduct tests on the property immediately. Design plans for the new mixed-use academic building are expected before 2016.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is planning to connect three Fort Greene properties with a unified single-story base, according to The New York Times.The buildings include the three-story BAM Harvey Theater at 651 Fulton Street, a vacant lot at No. 653, and the ground floor of the condominium building at 230 Ashland Place. The $25 million project will link BAM’s spaces, while creating visual art galleries and amenities, including a cafe. Construction will begin soon, and completion is scheduled for September 2017, with Mitchell Giurgola Architects designing.
Last night, a collection of Bushwick community activists, union members and neighbors sweated it out on folding chairs at a church on George Street to figure out how they would hold Rabsky Group—the developer of part of the Rheingold Brewery site—to the previous owner’s agreement to provide affordable units and funding for neighborhood schools and parks.
Whitewell Properties has filed applications for four three-story residential buildings, with a combined total of eight units, spanning the lots of 118-130 Bard Avenue, in West New Brighton (on Staten Island’s North Shore). The development will net 8,145 square feet in residential space, which works out to units averaging 1,020 square feet. Think Design Architecture is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story house — last purchased for $560,037 in 2014 — must first be demolished.
Astoria-based Voxx Realty has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building on the small triangular property at 40-20 23rd Road, in northern Astoria’s Ditmars-Steinway. The building is located eight blocks east of the N/Q train’s Astoria Blvd stop, and will boast units averaging 1,365 square feet. Anastasios Giannopoulos is the architect of record, and an existing single-story structure must first be removed.