Permits have been filed for a new five-story public school at 1-55 54th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. The site is two blocks away from Hunter’s Point South Park, a comfortable public waterfront space overlooking the East River and Midtown skyline. The project will be part of the revitalization of the southern tip of the borough’s East River waterfront area.
Permits have been filed for two new four-story residential buildings at 739 and 741 Fenimore Street in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. The site is five avenues away from the Winthrop Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains, and fifteen blocks away from the Utica Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains. The structure is also positioned near the substantial Kings County Hospital Center complex, and the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Joel Gluck of Spencer Equity is behind the applications.
Construction is progressing quickly at 200 Amsterdam Avenue, where a 51-story, 668-foot tall skyscraper will soon rise. When first announced, the building was to become the tallest skyscraper on the Upper West Side. That title was lost when Extell announced plans for 50 West 66th Street, a particularly striking 775-foot tall residential building designed by Snøhetta. But even the area’s second-tallest is too much for local NIMBYs, and with excavation work on the project now making rapid headway, opponents have begun engaging in increasingly deranged efforts to hoist a wall of red-tape around the southern blocks of the Upper West Side.
An anonymous developer has filed for a rezoning to make way for a nine-story mixed-use building at 57 Caton Place, in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. The site is two blocks away from the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station, serviced by the F and G trains. The site is located a block away from Machate Circle, near the southern point of the expansive Prospect Park.
The Gene Kaufman designed-1050 Sixth Avenue, dubbed ML House, is making significant progress in the heart of Midtown, Manhattan. In a break from the architect’s norm, the building will not be hospitality-minded; rather, it will yield 24 floors of apartments, as well as ground-floor retail space. The site is half a block away from Bryant Park, with access to several subway lines just a few blocks in any direction. Orin Wilf’s Garden Homes and Skyline is responsible for the development.