Renovation Work Progresses at 105 Washington Street in Financial District, Manhattan

Renovation work is progressing on 105 Washington Street, a six-story former residential building in Manhattan’s Financial District that is being converted to a homeless shelter under the city’s Safe Haven program. Designed by EQ Architecture & Design and developed by The Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS), the 97-year-old structure spans 22,088 square feet and will yield 84 housing units. Penta Restoration Corp. is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Carlisle and Rector Streets.

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Rendering of the Green-Wood Cemetery Education and Welcome Center at 749 Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn

Renderings Revealed for Green-Wood Cemetery’s Education and Welcome Center at 749 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn

The historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn will soon be home to a new Education and Welcome center at 749 Fifth Avenue, where construction has already broken ground. Located in Park Slope along the cemetery’s western boundary, the 22,000-square-foot center will feature a permanent collection of photographs and artifacts, flexible learning spaces, Green-Wood’s new Center for Research, staff offices, and event space for local community organizations.

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Warren Street Hotel’s Exterior Nears Completion at 86 Warren Street in Tribeca, Manhattan

Exterior work is nearing completion on the Warren Street Hotel, an 11-story building at 86 Warren Street in Tribeca. Designed by Paul Taylor with Stonehill Taylor and developed by Firmdale on a land lease from Solil Management, the 135-foot-tall structure will span 44,000 square feet and yield 69 guest rooms operated by Firmdale Hotels, as well as the 150-seat Warren Bar and Restaurant, a drawing room, an orangery, and a private event space. Pavarini McGovern is the general contractor and Kit Kemp is the interior designer for the project, which rises from the site of a former parking lot between Greenwich Street and West Broadway.

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35 Commercial Street. Designed by Handel Architects.

Affordable Housing Lottery Launches for 35 Commercial Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

The affordable housing lottery has launched for 35 Commercial Street, a newly constructed affordable housing property in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Located within the Greenpoint Landing mega-complex, the 22-story building will contain 374 permanently affordable apartments and 7,600 square feet of retail space on the lower levels. The project is developed by Park Tower Group along with Greenpoint Landing Associates, New York City’s Housing Preservation & Development (HPD), and the Housing Development Corporation (HDC).

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