City Announces Modular Affordable Housing Development at 581 Grant Avenue in East New York

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) has announced plans to build a 167-unit modular housing block in East New York, Brooklyn. From Think! Architecture and Design, the building includes a mix of studios, one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom units. In addition to a large community area, there will also be a new medical clinic and supportive services for homeless New Yorkers.

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The Durst Organization’s Queens Plaza Park Begins Vertical Ascent in Long Island City

Construction on Queens Plaza Park, aka 27-29 Queens Plaza North, is starting to rise above street level in Long Island City. The concave southern wall of the 67-story tower, which is also addressed as 29-37 41st Avenue, is taking shape. Reinforced concrete floors have begun to make their way toward the 755-foot-tall pinnacle. Foundations were completed in December, and work has now passed the second floor. The 978,000-square-foot project is being designed by Handel ArchitectsThe Durst Organization is the developer of the building. Selldorf Architects will be designing the interiors.

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Updated Rendering Revealed for 41-05 29th Street in Long Island City

An updated preliminary rendering has been revealed for 41-05 29th Street. The site is located in Long Island City, Queens and will eventually be home to a 24-story mixed-use residential development with ground-floor retail. An excavator and a piling machine were also seen on the triangular corner lot. The property sits at the confluence of 29th Street and 41st Avenue and also happens to be located across the street from Queens Plaza Park, which will become the second-tallest building in the downtown neighborhood upon completion. The tower at 41-05 29th Street is being designed by Fogarty Finger and developed by SB Development Group.

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Casa Celina Will Create 200 New Apartments for Low-Income Seniors in The Bronx

City agencies have announced the development of an affordable housing project dedicated to low- and extremely low-income senior citizens in the Soundview section of The Bronx. Known as Casa Celina, it is a collaboration between NYCHA and the city’s department of Housing Preservation and Development with private entities Xenolith Partners, The Kretchmer Companies, ELH Mgmt., and the Jewish Association Serving the Aging, known colloquially as JASA.

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