Exterior work is progressing on the Aloft Hotel, a 32-story tower at 132 West 28th Street in Chelsea. Designed by Peter Poon Architects and developed by Frank Ng, the 326-foot-tall building will yield 203 guest rooms between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation this week announced two large technology and manufacturing leases at Building 127. Together, the new leases measure up to 56,000 square feet and represent a robust year of sales and progress within Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 71-82 Parsons Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. Located at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and 72nd Avenue, the lot is also addressed as 157-07 72nd Avenue. The closest transit is the Parsons Boulevard subway station, serviced by the E and F trains. A&R Properties Group is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Work is nearing completion on Little Island, a 2.4-acre park over the Hudson River at Pier 55 in Chelsea. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick with landscape design by MNLA, and managed by the Hudson River Park Trust, the whimsical park is perched atop an undulating array of funnel-shaped concrete pods, with the aim of evoking the image of a leaf floating on water.
A new rendering of a proposed condominium building offers the first look at what could become of a narrow vacant lot at 151 Freeman Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by Pliskin Architecture, the building is expected to rise four stores above ground and comprise 7,084 total square feet.