Recent photos from the site of 31 West 57th Street show the property still bereft of construction activity. The perimeter along West 57th Street has been boarded up and plastered with black-and-white geometric art patterns, but not much has happened since the demolition of the original Rizzoli Bookstore and several other old low-rise buildings. 27-33 West 57th Street is among the most sought-after parcels of land along 57th Street, aka Billionaires’ Row, and it could still sprout a fairly tall skyscraper. The lot sits immediately to the west of the Solow Building and is slated to be developed by the LeFrak Organization.
In a recent announcement, New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) revealed a multi-phase affordable housing development in Brooklyn. Known as Broadway Triangle, the wedge-shaped plot of land sits at the intersection of Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Bedford-Stuyvesant and will eventually give rise to a five-building housing complex for low-income households and the formerly homeless.
Permits have been filed for a four-story apartment building at 74 Diamond Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Located between Norman Avenue and Nassau Avenue, the corner lot is five blocks east of the Nassau Avenue subway station, serviced by the G train. Sheng Zeng under the 74 Diamond LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 186 Throop Avenue in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Located between Ellery Street and Park Avenue, the corner lot is one city block west of the Flushing Avenue subway station, serviced by the J and M trains. Leo Kaufman under the Throop Avenue Residence LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction at 106 West 56th Street is ascending quickly. The multiple setbacks of the building’s northern elevation are beginning to take shape as the steel climbs toward its 403-foot planned height. The 27-story office tower is being designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by private equity firm Savanna Fund, along with Hong Kong-based developer Atom Assets. The site is located between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, just one block south of 57th Street, aka Billionaires’ Row. The closest subway is the F train at the 57 Street station on Sixth Avenue, while the N, Q, R, and W trains are to the west on Seventh Avenue and West 57th Street.