609 Second Avenue Stands Topped Out in Kips Bay, Manhattan

Construction has topped out on 609 Second Avenue, an 18-story residential building in Kips Bay, Manhattan. Designed by Fischer + Makooi Architects and developed by The Horizon Group, the 212-foot-tall structure will span 74,528 square feet and yield 65 condominium units in studio to three-bedroom layouts with sales led by Ariel Tirosh and Team at Douglas Elliman. Britt Realty is the general contractor for the project, which is located between East 33rd and 34th Streets, just south of Murray Hill.

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Interior view of Powerhouse Arts' main floor - Photo by Iwan Baan

Herzog & de Meuron Transform Infamous ‘Gowanus Batcave’ Into Powerhouse Arts Facility in Brooklyn

After a decade of remediation and construction, a derelict industrial building along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn has been transformed into a state-of-the-art fabrication facility and makerspace for ceramic, print, and public art, as well as space for events and education. Known as Powerhouse Arts, the property is located at 322 3rd Avenue and was transformed by Pritzker Prize-winning design studio Herzog & de Meuron, alongside New York City’s PBDW Architects.

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Housing Lottery Launches for 1216 Pacific Street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

The affordable housing lottery has launched for 1216 Pacific Street, a four-story residential building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The gut-renovated structure is designed by McCaw Michael Ivanhoe Architect and yields seven residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are five units for residents at 110 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $71,932 to $139,810.

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