520 Park Avenue

54-Story, 33-Unit Residential Tower Rises Into Skyline, Receives Limestone Façade At 520 Park Avenue, Upper East Side

Last month, YIMBY brought you new renderings of the 54-story, 33-unit ultra-luxury residential tower under construction at 520 Park Avenue, located on East 60th Street in Lenox Hill. The building is now between 15 and 20 stories above street level, as seen in photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by Robert Walpole and ILNY, and can be seen for the first time from Central Park. Crews are also installing limestone to the structure’s western façade. The 781-foot-tall tower will encompass 251,892 square feet, and its condominium units should average an opulent 5,394 square feet apiece. The building’s amenities are all listed in our previous update. Zeckendorf Development is the developer and Robert A.M. Stern Architects is behind the design. SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. Completion is expected in 2017.

61-15 168th Street

Two Two-Story, Two-Family Houses Coming to 61-15 168th Street, Utopia, Queens

Fresh Meadows-based Forest Bird Realty, headed by Fei Tian Huang, has filed applications for two two-story, two-family houses at 61-15 – 61-17 168th Street, in the Queens neighborhood of Utopia, located immeadiately south of the Long Island Expressway. Each will measure 3,542 square feet, and across both, the full-floor residential units should average 1,261 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. The project will have a total of two off-street parking spots. Edward C. Lui’s Little Neck-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,000-square-foot plot is currently occupied by a two-story brick townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in January.

1455 51st Street

Four-Story, Five-Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned at 1455 51st Street, Borough Park

Property owner Samuel Landau has filed applications for a four-story, five-unit mixed-use building at 1455 51st Street, in the heart of Borough Park, located three blocks from the 50th Street stop on the D train. The structure will measure 8,132 square feet, and will include a 2,732-square-foot religious organization on the ground and cellar levels. The residential units above should average 1,080 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized apartments. Nanuet, N.Y.-based Thomas Kenneth is the applicant of record. The 30-foot-wide, 3,005-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in January.

13-19 37th Avenue

Two-Story, 7,500-Square-Foot Multi-Use Commercial Building Filed at 13-19 37th Avenue, Long Island City

Property owner Pushpinder Verma has filed applications for a two-story, 7,500-square-foot multi-use commercial building at 13-19 37th Avenue, in the Ravenswood section of Long Island City. The project will feature retail on the ground floor and medical offices on the second floor. There will be 5,000 square feet of commercial space, which means each component of the building should average 2,500 square feet. Rajendra Parikh’s Hudson Square-based Metropolitan Building Consulting Group is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot, located on the corner of 14th Street, is currently vacant. The site’s last occupant, a single-story commercial structure was demolished back in 2005.

424 West 55th Street

Seven-Story, 17-Unit Affordable Residential Building Complete at 424 West 55th Street, Hell’s Kitchen

Back in July of 2014, YIMBY revealed an initial rendering of the planned seven-story, 17-unit all-affordable residential building at 424 West 55th Street, in Hell’s Kitchen. At the time, we reported that excavation was underway at the site. The 21,339-square-foot building has since been entirely constructed and applications for the apartments are now available, according to DNAinfo. The rental apartments should average 1,082 square feet apiece and will range from studio to three-bedroom configurations. Amenities will include storage for nine bicycles, laundry facilities, and an outdoor recreational area behind the building on the ground floor. Arker Companies is the developer and Aufgang Architects is behind the design. Occupancy is expected this summer.