As YIMBY reported back in October, construction is nearly complete for the 12-story 280 Ashland Place, in the Downtown Cultural District of Brooklyn, and now, leasing has officially commenced. The project has been named Caesura, a term for the pause in the middle of a line of music poetry. Its next-door neighbor, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, gives the inspiration. Jonathan Rose Companies LLC is behind the building, which had previously gone by the address of 15 Lafayette Avenue.
Permits have been filed by an anonymous LLC for a six-story residential building at 6 Havemeyer Street, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The development will be situated in the heart the neighborhood. McCarren Park is five blocks away, and the Brooklyn waterfront is also six avenues away. In terms of transit, the Metropolitan Avenue Subway Station is five blocks away, and the Bedford Avenue Subway Station is also only seven blocks away, with both stations serviced by the L train.
Supertall office towers are nearing a dime a dozen in Hudson Yards, with 30 Hudson Yards already passing the 984-foot mark, and 1 Manhattan West, The Spiral, and 50 Hudson Yards set to eclipse it over the next few years. While most of the neighborhood’s residential towers have been a few steps behind their larger companions along 57th Street, the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill-designed 35 Hudson Yards will be the first to pass the threshold. Now, the building has passed the halfway mark, and as its exterior installation has also progressed, the future icon is quickly gaining prominence on the Midtown West skyline.
Permits have been filed for a 21-story mixed-use building at 214 West 72nd Street, on the Upper West Side. The development will sit right on Broadway, the neighborhood’s main artery. The 72nd Street-Broadway Subway Station is just an intersection away, serviced by the 1, 2, and 3 trains. Further down, two avenues to the East is the 72nd Street station on Central Park, serviced by the A, B, and C trains. Manhattan-based SK Development will be responsible for the project.
Construction has wrapped on an affordable housing project at 1561 Walton Avenue, in The Bronx’s Concourse neighborhood. The 11-story building was a joint development by the Briarwood Organization and the Settlement Housing Fund (SHF), to create 59 affordable apartments for people with an income of 40% to 90% relative to the Area Median Income. The building was designed with the goal of fostering community within open spaces. Briarwood is also responsible for general contracting, while SHF is responsible for development.