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.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 550 Trinity Avenue in Woodstock, The Bronx. Located between East 149th Street and Pontiac Place, the lot is two blocks south of the Jackson Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Shimshon Grunstein under the 550 Trinity LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 73 West End Avenue in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. Located between Ocean Court and Hampton Avenue, the lot is a few blocks south of the Sheepshead Bay subway station, serviced by the B and Q trains. Vahe Sahakyan under the West End Avenue Development LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
YIMBY went to check in on the progress of demolition and excavation for Disney’s new 1.2-million-square-foot headquarters at 137 Varick Street, aka Four Hudson Square, in Lower Manhattan. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed in partnership with Silverstein Properties, the 22-story building is slated to stand 320 feet tall. Skanska is overseeing the demolition process for the Hudson Square property, which Disney purchased from Trinity Church Real Estate for $650 million.
The Lionsgate Motion Picture Group will soon debut a new studio complex in Yonkers following the approval of a major financing package from the city’s development agency. The project is expected to create up to 420 permanent jobs as well as 400 construction jobs.