This week, Jack Resnick & Sons unveiled a newly renovated ground-floor lobby at Gracie Mews, a 35-story residential building at 401 East 80th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The renovations were designed and completed by Specter DeSouza Architects with R.P. Brennan General Contractors & Construction Managers.
Full demolition permits have been filed for 686 Lexington Avenue and 126 East 57th Street in Midtown East. According to the filings, the two abuting sites are owned by MRR Development, a partnership between Rotem Rosen, Anand Mahindra, and Zahi Hagag. Under the MRR 1326 LLC, the firm also owns the vacant land on the northwest corner of East 56th Street and Lexington Avenue. 126 East 57th Street is a five-story mixed-use building built in 1920 on a 1,665-square-foot lot with six residential units and two commercial units on the ground floor and 686 Lexington Avenue is a five-story office building built in 1922 on a 3,000-square-foot lot.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 3103 Farragut Road in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of East 31st Street and Farragut Road, the corner lot also known as 593 East 31st is two blocks south of the Newkirk Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Joseph Rubin under the F31 Holdings LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction has risen past the podium section at One Bell Slip, a 368-foot-tall residential tower in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, the 31-story building will bring 413 units to the 22-acre, ten-tower Greenpoint Landing riverfront development. The structure is rising just to the north of the completed 37 Blue Slip.
Construction has officially topped out at Betances Residences, a Passive House senior housing development at 443 East 142nd Street in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. The project is designed by COOKFOX and is the seventh building in the borough developed by supportive housing provider Breaking Ground.