In 2013, Fosun International Ltd. bought One Chase Manhattan Plaza. They have re-branded it as 28 Liberty Street and now they want to re-develop the landmark. The proposal includes ground floor retail and major changes to the plaza, and was presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday, but the commissioners had issues. So, the team will have to re-work their plan before they get the go-ahead.
Boaz Gilad’s Brookland Capital is one of the most prolific small condo developers in Brooklyn, with projects under construction from the Williamsburg waterfront all the way down to East Flatbush. Now they’ve ventured away from Bed Stuy and Crown Heights and into more established condo territory with a development at 15th Street and 4th Avenue in Park Slope.
Landmarking and NIMBYism severely limit new construction in the West Village, but every once in a while, a longtime property owner finds a way to redevelop a small, un-landmarked plot. And so a new building application has been filed for a six-story, 20-unit development at 51 Carmine Street, on the corner of Bedford Street.
A few weeks ago, YIMBY revealed the SBJ-designed 13-story, 199-key hotel planned for 9-03 44th Road, in Long Island City, and now The Court Square Blog reports demolition of the existing single-story warehouse is about to begin, with fencing now rising outside the old structure. No completion date has been formally announced.
The City Council has voted to approve the re-zoning of a five-block stretch of Vanderbilt Avenue in Midtown East, per Capital New York. SL Green’s proposed 67-story, 1,501-foot-tall One Vanderbilt is the first building to maneuver the rezoning, and a full-council vote could come as early as the end of May. SL Green is funding $220 million in transportation improvements for Grand Central, and completion is expected in 2020.