New York City’s Board of Standards and Appeals again upheld the development and construction of 200 Amsterdam Avenue despite years of pushback from both neighborhood groups and members of the State Supreme Court. In possible protest of state-level overreach, the board’s vote of support will allow SJP Properties to legally continue construction of the 668-foot tower.
Permits have been filed for a 12-story mixed-use building at 1998 Second Avenue in East Harlem, Manhattan. Located on the corner of East 103rd Street and Second Avenue, the lot is two blocks east of the 103rd Street subway station, serviced by the 6 train. Peter Fine of Bolivar Development is listed as the owner behind the applications. He purchased the almost-full-block property for $28.5 million last year.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 45-29 47th Street in Flushing, Queens. Located between Greenpoint Avenue and 47th Avenue, the lot is two blocks south of the 46 Street-Bliss Street subway station, serviced by the 7 train. Jagdeep Deol under the Armaan Holdings LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction on Queens Plaza Park, aka 27-29 Queens Plaza North, is progressing above the streets in the dense downtown neighborhood of Long Island City. The concave, curvilinear southern elevation of the 67-story tower is becoming more visible as the massive reinforced concrete structure rises. The project, which is also addressed 29-37 41st Avenue, will eventually top off at 755 feet tall and become the second tallest skyscraper in the outer boroughs. The 978,000-square-foot project is being designed by Handel Architects, while The Durst Organization is the site’s developer. Selldorf Architects will be designing the interiors.
Governor Andrew Cuomo was in attendance as developers celebrated the commencement of construction at the Nevins Street Apartments complex in Downtown Brooklyn. Located at 50 Nevins Street, the mixed-use development will introduce 129 affordable apartments to the neighborhood and provide a comprehensive offering of mental health support services for its lowest-income residents.