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281-289 Broadway. Rendering courtesy of Melamed Architect

Proposed Mixed-Use Development Coming to 281-289 Broadway in Bayonne, New Jersey

A ten-story mixed-use building has been proposed for Bayonne, New Jersey. Designed by Melamed Architect, the structure will comprise 100 residential units, approximately 2,420 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and 102 parking spaces within a stacked parking system. Bayonne Equities BII Urban Renewal, LLC is responsible for the 145-foot-tall development that will be built on four adjacent lots at 281-289 Broadway and 9-11 West 12th Street along a commercial corridor.

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More Trees and Shrubbery Planted on Thomas Heatherwick’s ‘Little Island’ at Pier 55 in Chelsea

Landscaping work is continuing on Little Island, Thomas Heatherwick‘s 2.4-acre Hudson River park at Pier 55 in Chelsea. More trees and greenery have been delivered and planted across the undulating mass of reinforced concrete and steel. The project, which was conceived to resemble a leaf floating on water, is being managed by the Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT), with landscape design by MNLA.

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Empire State Building. Courtesy of Empire State Realty Trust

Empire State Building Spire Restoration Nears Completion in Midtown

The Empire State Building has been undergoing a restoration project since June 2019 to return the iconic landmark to its original silhouette. Now in its final stages, photos reveal the restoration of the 1930s Art Deco luster on the Midtown edifice. Empire State Realty Trust, along with project managers JLL, master riggers from ColeNYC, and CANY Architecture and Engineering have joined forces to return the structure to its original architectural design.

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Jerry Pi

Ten Questions With Jerry Pi of Pi Capital Partners on Developing in 2020, Fixing Midtown, and What’s Next For Queens

YIMBY recently sat down with Jerry Pi, of the eponymous Pi Capital Partners, whose principals are comprised of Jerry and his father. From developing affordable and market-rate housing in the Outer Boroughs, to a new skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan just steps from the Empire State Building, the firm’s activities in New York City have been extensive. Today’s interview covers the firm’s origins, the importance of transportation and infrastructure improvements to a functioning Midtown Manhattan, and what may be next in store for Queens, with the imminent completion of both JFK and LaGuardia’s renovations and expansions.

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