While construction is booming across the entirety of Williamsburg’s waterfront, one of the first mega-projects of this development cycle to wrap will be 420 Kent Avenue’s three residential towers. Totaling 857 units, the last two buildings are preparing for an imminent opening day. YIMBY sat down with the project’s developer Eliot Spitzer of Spitzer Enterprises to discuss the latest happenings at the ODA-designed site, the former governor’s plans for Hudson Yards, and the perils of potential population loss across the five boroughs.
The State University of New York at New Paltz this week celebrated the completion of a $13.5 million Engineering Innovation Hub located on the institution’s Hudson Valley campus. Designed by Urbahn Architects, the two-story building comprises 19,500 square feet and serves as a central headquarters for the university’s bachelor’s degree program in mechanical engineering that has seen rapid enrollment growth since launching in 2014.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 2358 Pitkin Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn. Located between Ashford Street and Warwick Street, the lot is four blocks from the Van Siclen Avenue subway station, serviced by the A and C trains. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 1183 New York Avenue in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located between Clarendon Road and Cortelyou Road, the lot is five blocks from the Beverly Road subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. David Frank under the 1183 New York LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The façade for Vandewater is reaching the upper floors of the 33-story, 385-foot-tall reinforced concrete structure, in Morningside Heights. Located at 543 West 122nd Street, the residential building now towers over the surrounding neighborhood. The project is designed by INC Architecture & Design, with SLCE Architects serving as the executive architect. Savanna is the developer, and Halstead Development Marketing is handling sales for the 183 condominiums.