T Building, 82-41 Parsons Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens

Housing Lottery Launches for T Building at 82-41 Parsons Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens

The affordable housing lottery has launched for T Building, a 10-story former hospital that has been converted into a residential building at 82-41 Parsons Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. Built in 1938, the Triboro Hospital For Tuberculosis was a cutting-edge hospital at the time. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 124 units for residents at 60 to 100 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $32,538 to $148,000.

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More Marble Installed on Santiago Calatrava’s St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in the Financial District

Work is progressing on the white marble walls and dome framework of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in the Financial District. Designed by  Santiago Calatrava and developed by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the structure stands by the intersection of Greenwich Street and Liberty Street on the elevated Liberty Park, and will serve as the new home for the long-established church that was formerly located to the west of the park’s footprint at 155 Cedar Street. Calatrava’s architectural concept for the church was inspired by Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia and Church of the Holy Savior of Chora. A painting of Jesus Christ will adorn the underside of the dome’s highest point.

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23-20 Jackson Avenue Progresses Behind Scaffolding in Long Island City, Queens

A lot has progressed at the site of 23-20 Jackson Avenue since YIMBY’s last update back in early August. The nine-story reinforced concrete superstructure quickly rose and topped out since the summer, and now the brick façade and window grid await to be revealed from behind the blue netting and metal scaffolding. Designed by KSQ Architects and developed by The Vorea Group, the property is located at the corner of Jackson Avenue and Pearson Street in Long Island CityQueens. The structure will yield 85,851 square feet with retail, offices, and a 72-room hotel operated by San Francisco-based hotelier Sonder Corp.

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