Leasing has launched at The West, a new residential building located at 144 West Street near the East River waterfront in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The seven-story boutique structure is designed by GF55 Partners and developed by Caspi Development and Barone Management. Corcoran New Development is the exclusive leasing agent.
The Department of City Planning recently review rezoning proposals from Sheepshead Nursing Rehabilitation Center to facilitate the construction of a new dialysis center and critical upgrades to the building’s mechanical systems. The property is located at 2840 Knapp Street in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn with frontage along Brigham Street, Shore Parkway, and Knapp Street.
Affordable housing development Mannie Wilson Towers in Manhattan’s Harlem neighborhood just received $18.2 million for capital improvements and system upgrades from Merchants Capital New York, a mortgage banking company. Located at 565 Manhattan Avenue, the structure originally debuted in 1892 as Sydenham Hospital which closed in 1980. Owned by West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc., Mannie Wilson Towers currently provides restricted-income housing to senior residents.
Exterior work is wrapping up on Sven, aka Queens Plaza Park, a 762-foot-tall skyscraper at 29-37 41st Avenue in Long Island City. Designed by Handel Architects for The Durst Organization, the 67-story project currently holds the title as the second-tallest structure in Queens and will yield a total of 978,000 square feet. Selldorf Architects is serving as the interior designer, Hunter Roberts as the general contractor, and Jaros, Baum & Bolles Engineering is handling the required mechanical systems. The project is aiming for LEED certification.
Plans to expand New York Blood Center’s headquarters at 310 East 67th Street in Manhattan have drawn ire from Lenox Hill residents and Upper East Side community groups. The development calls for demolition of the center’s existing property and the construction of a new 16-story building.