Back in January of 2016, YIMBY reported on new building applications for a through block site spanning from 305 West 128th Street to 304 West 129th Street, in West Harlem, between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and St. Nicholas Avenue. A rough on-site image appeared two months later, and now we have the full renderings for the project, which is being designed by Kutnicki Bernstein Architects.
The Upper East Side is about to see another new condominium development with super-sized units, this time at 148 East 78th Street, which will yield a 15-story building rising 205 feet to its rooftop. The generously-sized ceilings will be matched by the floorplans for the 26 condos, which will average 2,600 square feet apiece, with 68,293 square feet of residential space in total. There will also be 3,739 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Ismael Leyva Architects is listed as the architect of record, and John Usdan of Midwood Management Corp. is the developer. Demolition permits for two existing buildings were filed earlier this month.
Another warehouse in Long Island City is about to meet the wrecking ball to make way for a new development, this time, at 11-52 44th Drive. There, Daniel Gazal of 11-52 44th Drive, Inc., has filed applications for an eight-story and 19,014 square-foot building. Within, there will be 1,773 square feet of retail on the first floor, and 14,115 square feet of residential up above, divided amongst 22 units. At an average size of about 630 square feet, rentals seem likely. Frank Demmerle, of Demmerle Design Studio, is the architect of record, and demolition permits for the existing structure have not yet been filed.
When it comes to new development in Bushwick, most projects are only a few floors in height. But here and there, more appropriately-sized infill manages to find its way into existence, including at 301 Himrod Street. YIMBY first reported on the site back in September of 2015 when applications were first filed with the DOB, and today, we have the first rendering.
As the 57th Street boom’s western bookend at 606 West 57th Street nears completion, another new tower around the corner is getting ready to break ground. Demolition has yet to begin on the site’s existing occupant, but Curbed featured the first full rendering for the project, which is being designed by Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza. Dubbed 823 Eleventh Avenue, it will rise 35 floors and 440 feet to its rooftop, with 80 condominiums within. Sumaida+Khurana is the site’s developer, having acquired the existing building at 611 West 56th Street for $55 million last year, and completion is expected by 2019.