Rendering of the next affordable housing property to debut at Edgemere Commons - Courtesy of Aufgang Architects

Edgemere Commons Building B1 Tops Out at 5119 Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway, Queens

Construction has topped out on Edgemere Commons’ second all-affordable housing structure at 5119 Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway, Queens. Designed by Aufgang Architects and developed by Tishman Speyer’s TS Communities, the company’s affordable housing development platform, and The Arker Companies and Slate Property Group, the 247,000-square-foot structure will yield 237 rental apartments in studio to three-bedroom layouts, with 36 reserved for the formerly homeless, as well as 8,000 square feet of retail space and 7,500 square feet of community facility space. The building, also know as Edgemere Commons Building B1, is situated between Beach 50th and Beach 53rd Streets.

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142 West 21st Street Readies For Construction in Chelsea, Manhattan 

Work is about to get underway on 142 West 21st Street, a two-story parking garage that is being expanded into a 13-story residential building in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by BKSK Architects and developed by Yiannes Einhorn of Grid Group, who purchased the property from Jadlamm Realty Corp. for $31 million in 2021, the 135-foot-tall structure will span 61,256 square feet and yield 22 condominium units with an average scope of 2,756 square feet, as well as 610 square feet of commercial space, a cellar level, parking spots for 16 vehicles, and a 30-foot-long rear yard. The property is located on an interior lot between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

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Photograph of Torch & Crown Brewery, courtesy of Torch & Crown

Torch & Crown Beer Garden Returns To Union Square Park, Manhattan

Torch & Crown Brewing Company, in partnership with Union Square Partnership, recently announced the return of its seasonal beer garden at Union Square Park in Union Square, Manhattan. The open-air NYC Parks concession venue, situated steps away from the 14th Street-Union Square subway station, will once again host the brewery’s offshoot location, bringing locally crafted beers and a vibrant lineup of events to the heart of the city.

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Xadia Hotel Continues Ascent at 58 West 39th Street in Midtown, Manhattan

Construction continues to rise on Xadia Hotel, a 42-story hotel tower at 58 West 39th Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Marin Architects and developed by Wei Hong Hu under the H Hotel LLC, the 475-foot-tall structure will yield 173 guest rooms and amenities including a restaurant, an arcade, and a rooftop bar. The property is located on a narrow interior plot between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, one block south of Bryant Park.

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