Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 561 Manhattan Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at an intersection with Driggs Avenue and by the neighborhood’s border with Greenpoint. The site is two blocks from the Nassau Avenue subway station, serviced by the G train. Bi Hang Cheng is listed as behind the applications.
The Lower East Side’s ongoing development boom has been substantial, with projects ranging from Essex Crossing to One Manhattan Square now nearing completion. But in between those two sites, on a seemingly forgotten block of East Broadway, plans are in the works for another two high-rises. YIMBY last reported on 226-232 East Broadway back in 2016, when the Ascend Group acquired the buildings and lots for $47.5 million. Today, we have the exclusive first look at what’s expected to rise on the site, with two towers of 20 and 36 stories apiece expected to flank the landmark former nursing home at 228 East Broadway.
With a grand and unprecedented presence in the Midtown skyline, Hudson Yards continues to stop tourists and locals alike, as steel and concrete continue rising into the sky. Several days ago, just after dusk, one aspect of the complex caught a few people’s attention by surprise. The Vessel, created by British designer Thomas Heatherwick, seems to have been illuminated for the first time since the 150-foot public sculpture topped-out last year.
In a new proposal to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, JRA Design Group has introduced a revised design for 147 Felix Street, in Brooklyn. Located in the Brooklyn Academy of Music Historic District, the new three-story structure will rise from a long vacant lot on the corner of Hanson Place and St. Felix Street.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 1249 43rd Street, in Borough Park, Brooklyn, right by the Greenwood cemetery. The site is four blocks from the Fort Hamilton Subway station, serviced by the D train. The Church Avenue subway station is ten blocks away, serviced by the F and G trains. Isaac Stern of Gemstar Contracting is listed as responsible for the development.