Robert De Niro has plans to bring a 650,000-square-foot facility dedicated to film, television, and augmented and virtual reality to Astoria, Queens. Initial renderings from Bjarke Ingels Group reveal a “vertical village” over the former site of a Steinway & Sons Piano Storage Facility at 87 19th Avenue. The $400-million project will house offices, production support, stages, and lounges.
The glass curtain wall is steadily climbing up the Skyline Tower’s superstructure in Long Island City. Located at 23-15 44th Drive, the residential skyscraper will soon stand 778 feet tall, making it the tallest building in New York outside of Manhattan. The 67-story project is designed by Hill West Architects and developed by United Construction & Development Group, FSA Capital, and Risland US Holdings LLC. Modern Spaces is the exclusive marketing and sales agency for the 802 residences, which are designed by Whitehall Interiors and will range in price from $500,000 to $4 million. The team has reportedly already sold more than $223 million in inventory since the soft launch in May. The development is also the first in Queens to break the $1 billion price mark.
The Prime, a 120,000-square-foot mixed-use development at 22-43 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens, is taking shape. Scaffolding and netting shroud the entire façade, with work on the blue-colored waterproofing membrane visible behind the screen. SRA Architecture + Engineering is the designer of the 11-story building, which is being developed by Circle F. Ryan Serhant of The Serhant Team and Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing: New York is head of sales and marketing for the 71 residential units, which average around 900 square feet apiece. Interiors are being designed by Andres Escobar of Lemay + Escobar.
Earlier this month, Sarah Lawrence College opened the newly completed Barbara Walters Campus Center just in time for the class of 2023 to begin first-year coursework. The $35 million project serves as a welcome center and gathering place for those visiting the institution’s Yonkers campus.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 27-09 40th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. Located between 27th Street and 28th Street, the lot is four blocks from the 39th Avenue subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. Gus Vorillas of First Elite Management is listed as the owner behind the applications.