Rendering of proposed development at 48-18 Van Dam Street

Renderings Reveal New Teamsters Union Headquarters at 48-18 Van Dam Street in Long Island City, Queens

A large trapezoidal lot at 48-18 Van Dam Street in Long Island City may soon serve as the new headquarters for International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 813, a union that represents a variety of laborers in the New York City Metropolitan Area. Before the project can begin, the Department of City Planning will need to approve zoning text amendments to permit the construction of a mixed-use commercial building that is above the currently allowable height and density.

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188 Humboldt Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Courtesy of NY Housing Connect

Housing Lottery Launches for 188 Humboldt Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The affordable housing lottery has launched for 188 Humboldt Street, a seven-story residential building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The 58,754-square-foot development was designed by Charles Mallea and yields 55 units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are four units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $74,606 to $167,570.

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383 Union Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn via Google Maps

Permits Filed for 383 Union Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 383 Union Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The site is two blocks away from the Metropolitan Avenue subway station, serviced by the G and L trains. Yochanan Tennenhaus under the Union Holdings NY LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications. Permits filed in 2018 called for a five-story building with ground-floor commercial space and five condominium units above.

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606 West 30th Prepares to Go Vertical in Hudson Yards, Manhattan

Construction is about to go vertical on 606 West 30th Street, a 545-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Hudson Yards. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Lalezarian Properties, the 42-story building will yield 312,350 square feet, of which 192,780 will be dedicated to residential space and 14,240 for commercial use. The property is located between Eleventh Avenue and West Street near the border of West Chelsea.

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Korean Cultural Center’s Façade Begins to Emerge at 122-126 East 32nd Street in Murray Hill, Manhattan

Scaffolding is beginning to come down, revealing the exterior of the Korean Cultural Center of NYC, a seven-story building at 122-126 East 32nd Street in Murray Hill. Designed by SAMOO Architecture PC for Level Group, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, NY, purchased the property for $15.8 million in March 2008, including the use of nearly 4,500 square feet of air rights. Construction broke ground in June 2018 on the 120-foot-tall project, which is planned to yield a total of 36,500 square feet and is aiming for LEED Certification.

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