Edwin's Place

Permits Filed for Robert A.M. Stern Architects-Designed 845 Howard Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Our last reporting on 845 Howard Avenue was after the NYC Department of City Planning gave approval to the Robert A.M. Stern Architects’ design in October. Now, permits have been filed for the site, which also goes by 3 Livonia Avenue, in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The project will be named Edwin’s Place, and will be the fifth project in Brooklyn by the non-profit partnership of Breaking Ground and The African American Planning Commission Inc.

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30-14 Crescent Street, via Google Maps

Permits Filed for 30-14 Crescent Street, Astoria, Queens

Permits have been filed a seven-story mixed-use community facility at 30-14 Crescent Street, in Astoria, Queens. The site is six blocks away from the 30th Avenue Subway Station, serviced by the N and W trains. The Church of the Redeemer is responsible for the development. The proposal is on the site of their existing facility, built in 1866.

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Whiteout on Oval Lawn, rendering by Edwin Redl

“Whiteout” Public Art Installation Comes to Madison Square Park, Flatiron District

A new public art installation has come to Madison Square Park’s Oval Lawn, in the Flatiron District. The piece is named Whiteout, and it consists of nine hundred white LED orbs suspended by cable in the shape of two parallel rectangular grids. The lights hang about a foot above the ground, allowing the wind to create noticeable oscillating patterns. Erwin Redl, an Austrian artist, is responsible for the creation of the piece.

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