The affordable housing lottery has launched for Centennial Astoria, an eight-story mixed-use building at 14-53 31st Avenue in Astoria, Queens. Designed by JLS Designs and developed by Anthony Hu, the structure yields 33 residences and ground-floor commercial space. Available on NYC Housing Connect are five units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $65,143 to $167,570.
Demolition is underway at 570 Fifth Avenue, the site of a potential supertall skyscraper in Midtown, Manhattan. Developed by Extell, the tower could reach a height of 1,100 feet and 78 floors on a 43,011-square-foot plot at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 46th Street. The parcel had mostly sat vacant for the past several years, and includes several old structures that are now in the process of being razed. There is still no architect publicly announced, nor clear indication of the building’s programming, though a series of zoning and massing diagrams and ground-floor plans suggest either an office complex or a residential and hotel development, with the latter reaching supertall status.
French design house Hermès has signed a 71,757-square-foot lease at 550 Madison Avenue, Philip Johnson’s landmarked commercial tower in Midtown East, Manhattan. The sprawling new office will span three full levels across the 23rd through 25th floors.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story residential building at 2081 Anthony Avenue in Tremont, The Bronx. Located at the intersection of East 180th Street and Anthony Avenue, the lot is two blocks south of the 182-183 Streets subway station, serviced by the B and D trains. Moses Freund of The Vaja Group is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed to convert a two-story commercial building into a five-story mixed-use building at 1374 Myrtle Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Located between Himrod Street and Harman Street, the lot is steps from the Knickerbocker Avenue subway station, serviced by the M train. David Halberstam of Bruklyn Builders Inc. is listed as the owner behind the applications.