The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council recently debuted the first permanent arts and culture center on Governors Island. Known as the LMCC Arts Center at Governors Island, the new building spans 40,000 square feet and contains a range of facilities including artist studios and gallery spaces, a performance center, and the island’s first outdoor café.
Permits have been filed for 15 four-story residential buildings at 406-461 Vandalia Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn. Located between Gateway Drive and Essex Street, the multiple lots are closest to the New Lots Avenue subway station, serviced by the 3 train. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Klövern and GDS Development recently broke ground on a new Manhattan boutique office project in Chelsea, called 28 & 7. Skidmore Owings & Merrill is the designer of the 12-story, class A office structure, which is located at 322-326 Seventh Avenue and is one of three properties that the two developers are working together on in New York City. Klövern is aiming to bring a more Scandinavian-inspired approach to the office market with higher sustainability standards and a more “human-scaled” design approach.
This month Long Island University and RXR Realty celebrated the commencement of a multimillion-dollar capital improvement project at the institution’s Downtown Brooklyn campus. Located near the buzzing intersection of Flatbush and Dekalb Avenues, the improvement plan arrives as part of an initiative to modernize existing academic and recreational facilities.
Permits have been filed for a three-story commercial and manufacturing building at 43-34 37th Street in Sunnyside, Queens. Located between 43rd Avenue and Queens Boulevard, the lot is three blocks east of the 33rd Street-Rawson Street subway station, serviced by the 7 train. New York Custom Interior Millwork Corp. is listed as the owner behind the applications.