In the summer of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of Ian Schrager’s planned residential building at 160 Leroy Street (a.k.a. 357 West Street), in the West Village, and now The New York Times has an update on the project. The Herzog & de Meuron-designed structure will actually stand 15 stories and accommodate 49 condominium units, which will range from 1,100 to 6,000 square feet. A 12,000 square-foot penthouse will top the building. Madison Cox Associates is also designing a 9,750 square-foot courtyard and Christian Liaigre is designing the interiors. The assemblage’s existing buildings are now being razed, and completion is expected by the end of 2016.
The single-purpose commercial district is a staple of the city’s urban patchwork, whether it is the Diamond District at 47th Street and Fifth Avenue in Midtown, the Lighting District along the Bowery, or the former Radio Row in Lower Manhattan. Among these spaces, the Flower District in Midtown South is among the most unique. The concrete jungle meets the green jungle on sidewalks lined with rows of flowers and shrubbery. Yet while the District has been around for over a century, ongoing transformations are shaking its identity to the core.
Developers have been busy in Astoria recently, and last Friday, applications were filed for two five-story residential buildings near the 30th Avenue N/Q stop.
Beechwood Organization has demolish the dilapidated warehouses at 5 Atlantic Avenue, in East Rockaway, and is now backfilling the property to make way for an 84-unit residential development. The project, dubbed Marina Pointe, will consists of four-story buildings in the form of attached townhouses and condominiums, LI Herald reports. Site preparation should be complete by early 2016, with construction following shortly after. Completion is expected before 2017. The site is located across the street from the East Rockaway Long Island Rail Road station, in southern Nassau County.
Roseland, a branch of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, has landed $94 million to build a 364-key hotel development at 500 Avenue At Port Imperial, in Weehawken, New Jersey. According to Real Estate Weekly, the project will include a 210-key Renaissance hotel and a separate 154-key Residence Inn, both to be operated by Marriott. The hotel will be built atop an existing multi-level parking garage, and 15,000 square feet of outdoor space is planned on the sixth floor. Completion is expected near the end of 2017.