Excavation has begun at 244 East 52nd Street, the site of a seven-story condominium building in Midtown East. Designed by Issac & Stern Architects for Minrav Development, the 26,000-square-foot structure will yield 15 units, a cellar level, a 30-foot-long rear yard, and what appears in the rendering to be a roof terrace. Residential amenities have yet to be disclosed for the property, which will rise from a 5,000-square-foot plot between Second and Third Avenues. Permits were filed in January 2019 to demolish the 9,200-square-foot education facility that formerly occupied the site.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) recently reviewed proposals to install new awnings and signage at Balthazar Restaurant in Soho. Located at 80 Spring Street, the restaurant occupies the ground floor of the building that was originally constructed in 1903. Today, the restaurant is one of the most popular destinations in the neighborhood.
Construction began last month on a new mixed-use property with affordable housing in Forest Hills, Queens. Located at 69-65 Yellowstone Boulevard, the 11-story building is designed by Aufgang Architects and developed by Slate Property Group, which recently secured $90 million in construction financing.
Construction is now complete on ABI Chelsea, a ten-story residential building at 455 West 19th Street in Chelsea. The project is located between Ninth and Tenth Avenues and is designed by Lebanon-based Raed Abillama Architects with Paik Architecture as the architect of record. YIMBY previously reported that developer Al Amir Holdings is expecting a projected sellout of $77.5 million, while Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is handling sales and marketing for the residences, which are slated to range from $12.3 to $22.75 million.
Construction is now complete on 315 East 46th Street, the new nine-story home of the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations in Turtle Bay, Midtown East. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Fisher Brothers, the 145-foot-tall structure is located between First and Second Avenues, a short walk from the United Nations.