YIMBY went to check in on the progress of the nine-building Essex Crossing complex on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where two structures are getting closer to completion. The exterior of Handel Architects‘ 180 Broome Street is almost finished, while façade work is rapidly progressing on the CetraRuddy-designed 202 Broome Street. Both mixed-use developments join the six-acre master plan that is expected to cost $1 billion and will bring more than 1,000 new homes, 100,000 square feet of green space, over 350,000 square feet of offices, and 300,000 square feet of retail to the booming neighborhood. Triton Construction is the general contractor for the project.
Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel is now officially open and arrives as the brand’s premiere hotel in the neighborhood. At 430 feet tall, it is also one of the tallest structures ever constructed in Chelsea. The property is located at 112 West 25th Street and replaced the long-running Antiques Garage indoor flea market, considered one of the go-to destinations for antique shoppers. The hotel’s interiors, courtesy of architects Stonehill Taylor, pay homage to the iconic market and Chelsea’s eclectic history.
Permits have been filed for a 20-story mixed-use building at 27-10 44th Drive in Long Island City, Queens. Located at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and 44th Drive, the corner lot is near several subway stations, including Court Square, serviced by the G and 7 trains; Court Square-23 Street, serviced by the E and M trains; and Queens Plaza, serviced by the E, M, and R trains. Werwaiss & Co is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential project with a two-story vertical and horizontal addition to an existing two-story brick building at 1057 East 34th Street in Flatlands, Brooklyn. Located between Avenue I and a dead end, the interior lot is a short walk to the Flatbush Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 train. Joseph Rubin under the 1057 East 34th Plaza LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications. Reserved Equities is representing the owners.
In a master plan created in part by the city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC), 12,000 affordable apartments could be built over Sunnyside Yard in Queens. If it comes to fruitrition, it would be the largest recent development of affordable housing, to the tune of an estimated $14.4 billion. The hefty price includes the deck over the rail yard on which the residential buildings will sit, as well as the streetscape and infrastructure for utilities, a new rail station for commuter trains, multiple schools and libraries, commercial space for offices, manufacturing, and retail, and 60 acres of open space and public parks.