One of the first in a slew of proposals to revamp pedestrian areas surrounding the New York Stock Exchange has landed in front of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. This phase of work pertains to the construction of new concrete seating and planters near the Fearless Girl sculpture, Federal Hall, and along the intersection of Broad and Wall Street.
Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 565 West 170th Street in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Located between Audubon Avenue and St. Nicholas Avenue, the interior lot is two blocks north of the 168th Street subway station, serviced by the A and C trains. Jason Chen of Treble Development is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a six-story commercial building at 240 Huntington Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Located between the Gowanus Canal and Smith Street, the interior lot is one block north of the Smith-9th Street subway station, serviced by the F and G trains. Monadnock Development, a developer known for affordable and market-rate housing, is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Demolition is making steady progress at 550 Washington Street in Hudson Square, the site of Google’s newest 1.3-million-square-foot building. Workers continue to dismantle part of the steel superstructure of St. John’s Terminal, which directly overlooks the Hudson River. Designed by COOKFOX Architects and developed by Oxford Properties, the new facility will join two other nearby buildings at 315 Hudson Street and 345 Hudson Street to form a 1.7-million-square-foot “Googleplex.”
Trader Joe’s, one of the New York City’s most beloved independent grocery chains, could soon open up shop in a recently vacated landmarked venue near the Manhattan onramp of the Queensboro Bridge at 405 East 59th Street. The application is currently under review by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) which is expected to provide feedback on proposed upgrades to the building’s facçade and historic interior spaces.