This Turkey Week, YIMBY is taking a look at some of the most prominent projects in the New York City area that have either started and stopped, or stalled altogether. We begin with the American Dream Mall, a project with a notoriously rocky history that is finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel.
Work has yet to commence at 53 Pearl Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, where BKSK Architects has designed a multi-story rooftop expansion for the landmarked 140-year-old Italianate-style building. Located between Plymouth Street and Water Street, almost directly to the east of the Manhattan Bridge, the structure was once a factory for the Masury Paint Company and was transformed into rental apartments several years ago.
Developers are one step closer to breaking ground on a new eight-story office building in the Little Italy section of Manhattan following a positive review of an Environmental Assessment Statement by the New York City Department of City Planning. Located at 23-35 Cleveland Place, the structure will reportedly support a sanctuary and breeding ground for monarch butterflies on the roof of the building.
Westchester’s nonprofit developer Westhab recently topped off their latest project Dayspring Commons at 227 Elm Street in Yonkers. Located in the Nodine Hill neighborhood, the 65-unit residential building will offer affordable and supportive housing to the area. Last week a small gathering that included Yonkers mayor Mike Spano and Westhab president and CEO Rich Nightingale marked the completion of the Dayspring Commons edifice.
An Environmental Assessment Statement for 109 East 42nd Street in Midtown East reveals details for the proposed Project Commodore, a 1,646-foot-tall skyscraper on the site currently occupied by Grand Hyatt New York. Developed under the Commodore Owner LLC by RXR Realty and TF Cornerstone, the mixed-use supertall is designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Components include 2,108,820 square feet of office space, a smaller 500-room Grand Hyatt hotel, approximately 10,000 square feet open-air publicly accessible space, and 43,370 square feet of retail including some controlled by the MTA on the cellar, ground, and second floors.