First Marble Panels Installed on Santiago Calatrava’s St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in the Financial District

The first marble slabs have begun installation on the curved central wall of Santiago Calatrava‘s St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in the Financial District. Located by the intersection of Greenwich Street and Liberty Street on the elevated Liberty Park, the structure will serve as the new home for the long-established church that was formerly located to the west of the park’s footprint at 155 Cedar Street. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is developing the project, which sits directly to the south of the original 16-acre World Trade Center complex and rests above the subterranean ramps and southern entrance to the Vehicle Security Center.

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The Astor LIC. All images courtesy of NYC Housing Connect

Housing Lottery Launches for The Astor at 36-20 Steinway Street in Long Island City, Queens

The affordable housing lottery is open for The Astor LIC, a six-story mixed-use development at 36-20 Steinway Street in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by JMH Development and Mettle Property Group, the 158,000-square-foot building will yield 143 units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 32 units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income, ranging in eligible income from $70,286 to $159,640.

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