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.
Construction of a new $35 million community center on the Sarah Lawrence campus has topped out. Construction of the Barbara Walters Campus Center is making significant progress on the Yonkers campus. Just this late September, they celebrated the installation of the final piece of structural steel. The Sarah Lawrence College is responsible for the development.
Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 1820 Edison Avenue in Middletown-Pelham Bay, The Bronx. The site is one block away from the Buhre Avenue subway station, serviced by the 6 trains and one station away from the end of the line. Durgaj Properties Corporation is listed as behind the applications.
1059 Third Avenue is climbing steadily toward its 481-foot and 30-story pinnacle on the Upper East Side, a milestone that is more than likely to be reached before the end of this year. The 127,000 square foot building is designed by Manuel Glas Architects and developed by Real Estate Inverland and Third Palm Capital. Since YIMBY’s last update back in July, the building had crossed the halfway mark, and now has about five floors left before construction workers reach the top.