Construction may soon begin on a new 30,000-square-foot mixed-use building located near the World’s Fair Marina in East Elmhurst, Queens. The four-story development will take shape at 106-02 Astoria Boulevard and will eventually replace several private residences, associated yards, and parking spaces.
Permits have been filed for a 13-story mixed-use building at 4037 Broadway in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Located at the intersection of Broadway and West 170th Street, the corner lot is a short walk to the south for the 168th Street subway station, serviced by the A and C trains and the 168th Street-Washington Heights station, serviced by the 1 train. New York-Presbyterian is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a five-story hotel building at 169 Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Located between Bedford Avenue and Rogers Avenue, the lot is two blocks west of the Sterling Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Nehalkumar Gandhi under the Empire Prospect LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Demolition preparations appear to have begun for Tower Fifth, a proposed 1,556-foot-tall office skyscraper by Macklowe Properties. Located along East 51st Street between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue, and directly to the north of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the 96-story supertall would be the tallest structure by roof height in the city, eclipsing Extell‘s Central Park Tower by six feet. YIMBY last reported that the project team had successfully negotiated a $192 million refinancing package from Fortress Investment Group. The $1 billion development is planned to span two plots of land, 5 East 51st Street and 12 East 52nd Street.
Demolition preparations have yet to begin at 339-345 East 33rd Street in Kips Bay, future site of a 23-story mixed-use building from GF55 Architects and Excel Development. Located between First and Second Avenues, the property would span 150,000 square feet and contain 173 residential units, as well as two levels of commercial space on the ground floor and cellar. Excel reportedly completed a large air rights deal in December to facilitate the development.