This Turkey Week, YIMBY is taking a look at some of the most prominent projects in the New York City area that have either started and stopped, or stalled altogether. We begin with the American Dream Mall, a project with a notoriously rocky history that is finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel.
The New York City Department of City Planning recently reviewed proposals to construct a large banquet hall and self-storage facility in the Eastchester section of The Bronx. Located at 3556 Peartree Avenue, the proposed development would comprise over 140,00 square feet plus additional area for a surface-level parking lot for 95 vehicles.
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.
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.
This week, the Hudson River Park Trust officially opened Pier 26 in Tribeca, the first new public pier to debut within Hudson River Park this decade. Designed by landscape architect OLIN, the pier will serve multiple uses including public recreation, educational programming, and ecological support for plant species native to the island of Manhattan.