Permits have been filed for a three-story mixed use building at 153-52 76th Road in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens. The only public transit in the neighborhood is buses, and the Jamaica train station, serviced by the LIRR, is two miles away. Hui Chen is listed as behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a three-story residential building at 45-14 50th Street in Sunnyside, Queens. The site is six blocks away form the 46th Street Bliss Street subway station, serviced by the 7 trains. Also nearby is the intersection between the Queens-Midtown Expressway and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
Construction of the 29-story hotel at 461 West 34th Street has long been topped-out, and now the façade is fully complete, with interior work also nearing the finish line. Marx Development Group is responsible for the development. Imminently, the 312-foot-tall structure will add 399 hotel rooms to the Hudson Yards neighborhood, under the Courtyard Hotel brand. On the street level, a retail space will help activate the corner location. The spot is soon to be in extreme demand, as it serves the burgeoning Hudson Yards office and housing markets.
For the past several years, as millions of tourists and visitors have braved the city’s cold February weather, Times Square has shown off its Valentines Day spirit with a new sculpture placed in Father Duffy Square every February, each different and unique from the year before. Last week, Succhi Reddy of Reddymade was chosen as the winner of the 2019 Times Square Valentine Heart Design, and will have her sculpture, titled “X,” constructed and displayed at the plaza and crossroads of the world. This is part of a collaboration between the Times Square Arts organization and AIA New York, and was announced at the Center for Architecture on Monday, October 15, with the winning sculpture chosen out of eight finalists.
Fortis Property Group has launched sales for 5 River Park, the first property to arrive on the heels of the billion-dollar River Park redevelopment plan in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. The new property offers 25 condominiums ranging in size from one to four bedrooms.