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.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 1165 Hoe Avenue in Foxhurst, Bronx. The site will be located three blocks away from the Freeman Street subway station, serviced by 2 and 5 trains, and six blocks away from the Whitlock Avenue subway station, serviced by the 6 train. Cherryann Sankar is listed as responsible for the development.
The worsening housing crisis within the Five Boroughs has been apparent to most residents for quite some time. And now, the Department of City Planning is taking notice. Today, YIMBY has the latest from an event held earlier this week for an Association for a Better New York (ABNY), where its first director affirmed the need to produce more housing, as both New York and its suburbs are failing in this capacity.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission will soon consider renovation proposals for 954 Madison Avenue, a historic corner property on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Iconic fashion label Carolina Herrera commissioned the project, hoping to enlarge the existing Madison Avenue flagship location.