The Olnick Organization has received approvals from the City Planning Commission to construct five new towers within the Lenox Terrace housing complex in Central Harlem. The Commission voted 11-1, with one abstention, in support of the project following drastic revisions to the original proposals.
Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 61 East 53rd Street in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located between Remsen Avenue and Winthrop Street, the lot is near the Saratoga Avenue subway station, serviced by the 3 train. Jeffrey Zagelbaum under the Preferred 51 East 53rd LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a five-story residential building at 288 Water Street in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn. Located between Gold Street and Hudson Avenue, the lot is near the York Street subway station, serviced by the F train. Harel Edery of EDG Development is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Exterior work is moving along at Beckford Tower and Beckford House, a pair of residential buildings in the Yorkville section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Workers are installing the final sections of Brynne Brownstone and Indiana Limestone on Beckford House, located at 301 East 81st Street, also addressed as 1562 Second Avenue, and Beckford Tower at 301 East 80th Street. The project is designed by Studio Sofield and SLCE Architects and is being developed by Icon Realty Management. CM & Associates is in charge of construction management.
Work on the Jewish Theological Seminary‘s expansion is nearing completion in Morningside Heights. The brick exterior of the seven-story superstructure is finished, while the interiors are likely in the final stages as well. Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects is the designer of the new facility, which will debut in an opening ceremony on March 22, 2020. MNLA is the landscape architect.