The Frick Collection will again present expansion proposals to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) in a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, May 29. Following widespread public outcry and eventual LPC disapproval in 2014, the new plans increase the building’s aboveground area by about 10 percent, relocate a portion of the collection below ground, create a new auditorium and visual entertainment areas, and increase accessibility for people in wheelchairs and mobility-impaired visitors.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 933 56th Street, in Borough Park, Brooklyn. The site is located seven blocks away from the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station, and ten blocks away from the 55th Street subway station, serviced by the D train. David Chan of Urban Soho LLC is listed as responsible for the development.
Permits have been filed for a four-story hotel at 1616 Summerfield Street in Ridgewood, Queens. The site is four blocks away from the Halsey Street subway station in Bushwick, serviced by the L train. The Loketch Group is behind the applications.
Excavation continues at 181 Mercer Street, the site of New York University’s 1.9 million square-foot expansion in Greenwich Village. The university’s scope of development for the enlarged campus includes razing The Jerome S. Coles Sports Center at 20-40 East Houston Street, and constructing a new 23-story sports center and performing arts facility in its place, which will have an address of 181 Mercer Street.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 23-71 31st Street in the Ditmars Steinway neighborhood of Queens. The building will be two blocks away from the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. Brett Harris, CEO of AKI Development, is behind the applications.