After covering 220 Central Park South and 111 West 57th Street, it’s time we cover the tallest of the three skyscrapers under construction on Midtown’s billionaire’s alley. 217 West 57th Street is currently on track to reach 1,550 feet above the ground. Once complete, it will be the tallest residential skyscraper in the country and second tallest tower in the country. Extell Development is responsible for the project.
Permits have been filed for a 15-story residential building at 1579 Bedford Avenue, also known as the Bedford Union Armory, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The site is three blocks away from the Franklin Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains. Prospect Park is located just five blocks away. The development will create housing and a recreational center made affordable for community residents. Also included will be low-cost space for local non-profits, and a new medical facility for uninsured citizens of the city. The NYC Economic Development Corporation is behind the applications.
New permit filings for 470 Manhattan Avenue, accompanied by the first on-site renderings, reveal the sprawling residential development is now moving forward. The structure sits on the southwest corner of a wedge-shaped lot bordered by Eckford Street, Newtown Street, and Manhattan Avenue, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed use building at 37-01 30th Street in Astoria, Queens. The site is ten blocks away from the Astoria Boulevard subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. While the project is not close to any new development, it is on a retail-rich avenue, which includes several national-brand stores. An anonymous LLC is behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 695 Thwaites Place, in the Allerton neighborhood of The Bronx. The site is two blocks away from the Pelham Parkway subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Four blocks away is the New York Botanical Garden park, connected with the Bronx Zoo. Volmar Construction will be responsible for the development.