As the Asian population grows in Elmhurst, developers in nearby Flushing have begun to cater to the neighborhood’s burgeoning Chinatown along Broadway. Right next to Queens Place Mall at 88-08 Justice Avenue, one builder has filed plans for a 20-story apartment building with community space on the lower floors.
Construction is underway to convert the vacant four-story, 7,175 square-foot building at 120 East 125th Street, in northern East Harlem, into a community facility. The Caribbean Center Cultural African Diaspora Institute is moving into the building and leading the $3.5 million conversion. According to Harlem+Bespoke, the interior has been gutted, and completion is expected later this year.
In March, YIMBY revealed renderings of Rockrose’s Eagle Lofts, a 54-Story, 783-unit mixed-use tower and factory conversion at 43-22 Queens Street, in Long Island City’s Court Square, and now The Court Square Blog notes partial demolition of the existing six-story factory has wrapped up. Eighty percent of the building is still intact, and excavation has kicked off on Queens Street, where the tower portion will rise. SLCE is designing, and a completion date has not been formally announced.
Last night, 130 people crowded into a tiny dance rehearsal room above a theater in the East Village to talk about how they could turn struggling or vacant properties into affordable spaces.
Anthony Pistilli has filed applications for two three-story residential buildings, each containing 2 units, spanning the lots 273-277 8th Street, in Staten Island’s New Dorp. The four-total units will divide nearly 5,800 square feet of residential space, and Tony Sayad Architect is designing. Demolition of the existing single-story, two-family structure began earlier this month.