The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will again review proposals to construct a new seasonal venue space on the Fulton Ferry Landing Pier in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The project was originally proposed at a hearing in April 2019, where LPC expressed concerns that the building would obstruct views of the surrounding historic waterfront and downtown Manhattan. The design team, led by Starling Architecture, was also asked to replace the white exterior elements with with brown and other dark colors.
Permits have been filed for a ten-story mixed-use building at 112 East 40th Street in Murray Hill, Manhattan. Located between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue, the lot is two blocks south of the 42nd Street-Grand Central subway station, serviced by the 4, 5, 6, 7, and S trains. Adam Gordon under the CMSJ Development LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 17 Eckford Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Located on the corner of Manhattan Avenue and Eckford Street, the lot is also addressed as 494 Manhattan Avenue. The closest subway is the Nassau Avenue station, serviced by the G train. Yisroel Greenfeld under the 494 Manhattan LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Macy’s Inc. is pursuing plans to build an office tower over its block-long flagship store in Herald Square, Midtown. Proposals include upward of one million square feet of office space, a sky lobby with views of the city, and public improvements to the surrounding open spaces and subway stations. Today, YIMBY has the reveal for the tower, which was posted by forum users after being spotted within a Macy’s release this week, which showcase the skyscraper as it would stand atop the iconic Midtown retailer.
Construction is nearing the halfway mark at 1230 Madison Avenue, a Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed residential building on the Upper East Side. The reinforced concrete superstructure is starting to reach the height of its abutting low-rise neighbors and will eventually top out at 208 feet tall. Located in Carnegie Hill on the same block as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the 20-story project is being developed by Real Estate Equities Corporation (R.E.E.C.) with SLCE Architects as the architect of record.