The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation has announced a new name for Thomas Heatherwick’s 2.4-acre Chelsea park on Pier 55: “Little Island.” Work is continuing on the sculptural Hudson River promenade, and progress can be seen along Hudson River Park beyond the large steel frame of the old Cunard Pier 54. The funnel-shaped concrete pots are mostly in place, while a large amount of steel rebar and building materials are being laid on top. These will form the floor underneath a rolling terrain of landscaped hills, an amphitheater, and abundant greenery. The park is being built with a total of 132 piles that will hold each section 15 to 62 feet above sea level. Work is being managed by the Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT), and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C. is designing the landscaping, which will have over 100 species of trees and shrubs.
Permits have been filed for a 19-story mixed-use building at 131-01 39th Avenue in Flushing, Queens. Located at the intersection of College Point Boulevard and 39th Avenue, the lot sits along Flushing Creek in the Flushing West Rezoning. The nearest subway station is Main Street, serviced by the 7 train. Young Nian Group LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications. In 2017 Yuk Ming Yip purchased the massive property from Queens-based developer Andy Zhu for $115 million.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 64 North 8th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Located between Wythe Avenue and Kent Avenue, the lot is four blocks from the Bedford Avenue subway station, serviced by the L train. William Lika of The Lika Organization is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Work has begun on the pilings for 601 West 29th Street, a 695-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Hudson Yards. Progress on the project, which is located at the corner of West 29th Street and Eleventh Avenue, has been swift since the lot was cleared and excavated over the summer. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Douglaston Development, the 58-story building is also known as Tower A in a two-building development on the parcel.
Developer Teddy Li recently secured financial backing from Madison Realty Capital to facilitate completion of a new 240-key Staybridge Suites hotel in Long Island City. Located at 38-59 11th Street, the development will comprise approximately 183,000 square feet and top out at 24 stories.