View of new bike lane at State Route 112 - NYSDOT Long Island

$32.7M Rehabilitation Project at State Route 112 in Long Island Now Complete

Improvements to a 1.7-mile stretch of State Route 112 in Suffolk County, Long Island are now complete. The $32.7 million project spans from Medford to Coram and includes wider travel lanes, new turning lanes at key intersections, pull-off areas for buses, new drains for stormwater runoff, and a landscaped median. Additional improvements include dedicated bike lanes in both directions, new sidewalks, curb ramps, reflective pavement markings, and crossing signals to enhance safety for pedestrians.

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Affordable Housing Lottery Launches for 372 51st Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

The affordable housing lottery has launched for FAC Sunset Park, an eight-story mixed-use building at 372 51st Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning and developed by the Fifth Avenue Committee and the Brooklyn Public Library, the structure yields 50 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 40 units for residents at 40 to 80 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $20,160 to $118,400.

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Vacant property at 1730 Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn via Google Maps

Permits Filed for 1730 Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 1730 Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of Empire Boulevard and Bedford Avenue, the corner lot is a couple blocks from the Sterling Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Jack Gold of Seventh Street Development Group, under the 1730 Bedford Realty LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.

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PENN 2’s Re-Cladding Underway at Two Penn Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan

Work has begun on the re-cladding of PENN 2, a 31-story commercial building at Two Penn Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by MdeAS Architects and developed by Vornado Realty Trust, the project involves the replacement of the 53-year-old structure’s dark façade with a much lighter glass enclosure. The 412-foot-tall, 1.61-million-square-foot tower was originally designed by Charles Luckman Associates and stands along Seventh Avenue between West 31st and 33rd Streets, immediately to the east of Madison Square Garden. PENN 2 is one of several buildings in the Penn Station revitalization plan, which YIMBY covered in an article last week.

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