Foot Locker has leased 36,000 square feet of retail space at 1460 Broadway — dubbed 8 Times Square — a 16-story commercial building in Midtown, reports the New York Post. The building is currently being renovated and repositioned in phases by Himmel+Meringoff and The Swig Company, and MdeAS Architects is designing. WeWork is leasing 180,000 square feet of office space above, and renovations are expected to be finished in 2016.
The property owner, Domnic Acona, of 205 12th Street, in Gowanus, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building measuring 4,960 square feet. Frank Petruso is designing, and an existing two-story wood-framed townhouse must first be demolished.
In 2013, Fosun International Ltd. bought One Chase Manhattan Plaza. They have re-branded it as 28 Liberty Street and now they want to re-develop the landmark. The proposal includes ground floor retail and major changes to the plaza, and was presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday, but the commissioners had issues. So, the team will have to re-work their plan before they get the go-ahead.
Boaz Gilad’s Brookland Capital is one of the most prolific small condo developers in Brooklyn, with projects under construction from the Williamsburg waterfront all the way down to East Flatbush. Now they’ve ventured away from Bed Stuy and Crown Heights and into more established condo territory with a development at 15th Street and 4th Avenue in Park Slope.
Landmarking and NIMBYism severely limit new construction in the West Village, but every once in a while, a longtime property owner finds a way to redevelop a small, un-landmarked plot. And so a new building application has been filed for a six-story, 20-unit development at 51 Carmine Street, on the corner of Bedford Street.