The massive rectangular-shaped project taking up a full block at 85 Jay Street has officially been dubbed “Front and York,” and today YIMBY has a full update on site progress. Bound by Front Street and York Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, the 1.1 million square foot residential complex will soon sprout from what was one of the neighborhood’s last and largest undeveloped lots. The new building, with retail shops on the ground floor and a mixture of condominiums and rentals above, is designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, and is being developed by CIM Group and LIVWRK.
Designed with a symmetrically curvilinear space frame with triangular-shaped glass panels, construction progresses on the new addition at 44 Union Square. When completed, this contemporary addition will create two new floors that overlook Union Square. The total square footage of the 90-year-old landmarked mixed-use building will increase to 70,348 square feet. BKSK Architects is the designer, while Edifice Real Estate Partners is developing the property. CNY Group is in charge of the construction and renovations.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 2502-2506 Newkirk Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located between East 25th Street and East 26th Street, the interior lot is five blocks west of the Newkirk Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Konstantin Geyman under the 2506 Newkirk Avenue LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 1694 St. Marks Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Located between Eastern Parkway and East New York Avenue, the interior lot is six blocks south of the Rockaway Avenue subway station, serviced by the A and C trains. It is also four blocks from the LIRR East New York train station. Darren Singer under the 1694 Marks LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The story of Amazon’s selection of Long Island City for the company’s second headquarters stoked the hopes and dreams of many New Yorkers living within the Five Boroughs, with the company’s promise to bring up to 40,000 new jobs averaging $100,000 per year to Queens, by 2033. Unfortunately, due to the actions of a few elected Democrats, these hopes and dreams have now been squashed, as Amazon has now pulled out of Long Island City. Despite petitions and basic organizing advocating for the new HQ2, the combined Twitter presence of a rabid horde of regressive leftists led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez generated sufficient outrage for cancellation.