Infrastructure

605-foot Office Tower by SOM Revealed for 415 Madison Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan

An Environmental Assessment Statement reveals plans for a 40-story tower designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill at 415 Madison Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan. The applicant 415 Madison Avenue LLC is seeking special permits as part of the ULURP process to construct a 605-foot-tall commercial building on the northeast corner of Madison Avenue and East 48th Street. Rudin Management currently owns the site, which houses a 24-story structure yielding 270,000 square feet of boutique office space. It opened in 1955 and has floor plates ranging from 5,000 to 15,000 square feet.

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View of the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene Park - New York Parks Department

LPC to Review Proposals to Reconstruct Pedestrian Pathways in Brooklyn’s Historic Fort Greene Park

This week, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will review proposals to construct new pathways and modify pedestrian circulation within Brooklyn’s historic Fort Greene Park. The goal of the project is to create an improved pedestrian connection to the park’s Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument, improve ADA accessibility within the park, repair damaged asphalt paths, and mitigate anticipated erosion of existing pathways.

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Jersey City in the background, photo by Michael Young

Jersey City Tapped for Federal Local Food Economy Program

Jersey City has been selected by the Biden Administration as one of 13 cities across America to participate in Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP), a federal partnership program. The initiative will support efforts on the community level to use the local food economy to improve quality of life, protect the environment, and reinvest in existing neighborhoods.

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Rendering of the rezoned Gowanus waterfront and public esplanade along Nevins Street - Gowanus Forward

New Renderings Reveal Proposed Gowanus, Brooklyn Waterfront Redevelopment Following ULURP Certification

Newly revealed renderings from Gowanus Forward illustrate an exciting future for the Gowanus Canal waterfront and the surrounding streetscape. From Gowanus Forward, a consortium of developers including Domain Companies, Monadnock, and PMG, the renderings show a drastically reinvigorated public thoroughfare with open green spaces, recreational boating, new benches, and a winding esplanade.

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