View of La Central - Photo courtesy of Julienne Schaer

First Two Properties Debut at La Central Affordable Housing Complex in Melrose, The Bronx

This week, developers celebrated the completion of two new affordable housing properties within the sprawling La Central residential complex in Melrose, The Bronx. Located at 556 and 600 Bergen Avenue, buildings A and B comprise nearly 500 income-restricted units, a new YMCA, a production studio for BronxNet, a rooftop farm operated by GrowNYC, and a mix of retail businesses.

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1,100-Foot Supertall Proposed for 41-47 West 57th Street in Midtown, Manhattan

It looks like Billionaires’ Row is about to get another supertall in the near future. Plans for a mixed-use 1,100-foot-tall tower at 41-47 West 57th Street have been spotted according to the New York DOB, where the applicant, BOB 57, LLC., proposes a 63-story supertall with just under 443,100 square feet of newly built space. About 237,100 square feet will be devoted toward residential usage with 119 units, while nearly 205,100 square feet of commercial space will make room for a 158-room hotel and a 10,212-square-foot restaurant. The Midtown, Manhattan site is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and has frontage along both West 57th and West 58th Streets. This would be the tallest structure between SHoP Architects‘ 111 West 57th Street and Rafael Vinoly‘s 432 Park Avenue.

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Rendering of 5203 Center Boulevard. Courtesy of TF Cornerstone

Housing Lottery Launches for TF Cornerstone’s 5203 Center Boulevard in Long Island City, Queens

A new mixed-income development from TF Cornerstone in Long Island City, Queens launched its housing lottery on NYC Housing Connect. Designed by ODA Architects, 5203 Center Boulevard will have 800 rental apartments with 534 units designated as permanently affordable. Affordable housing is for residents at 40 to 165 percent of the area median income, ranging in eligible income from $20,606 to $212,685. SLCE is the architect of record and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects designed the adjacent 22,000-square-foot park.

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