The issue of shadows over Midtown had seemingly been settled over a century ago, with the construction of the neighborhood’s first skyscrapers, but many of the new trees in New York’s urban forest will stand a substantial height taller than the existing plateau. While critics have lurked in the background since the death of the original Torre Verre, they are once again out in full force, seeking new limitations on development due to “the shadows.”
Last year, architect Charles Mallea filed plans for three neighboring buildings with 24 units on Starr Street, between Wilson and Central Avenues in Bushwick. Now YIMBY has renderings for the development, which will rise four stories, spanning the lots of 24-28 Starr Street.
At the eastern edge of Alphabet City, an old single-story deli is yielding to a 7-story residential building, for which YIMBY has obtained renderings. The project is located at 127 Avenue, between 8th and 9th Street, and its architect of record is JCT Engineering. Permits list the applicant as Sharon Hakmon of 127D Realty LLC.
Globiwest Hospitality has finally begun construction on its planned boutique hotel at Third Avenue and Sixth Street, where excavation kicked off last summer. The foundation and first floor were going in when YIMBY stopped by earlier this week.
607 West 161st Street [DNAinfo]: Sutton Management is constructing a 62-unit residential building — which will include 13 affordable units — at 605-607 West 161st Street, in southern Washington Heights. Construction is above street level, and completion is expected by 2016.