Waterview’s Façade Nears Completion at 77-87 Commercial Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Exterior work is nearing completion on Waterview, a two-tower residential development at 77-87 Commercial Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by CetraRuddy and developed by Clipper Equity, the 30- and 40-story towers will yield 811,000 square feet and 520 units, with 200 designated for affordable housing. The 331- and 429-foot tall reinforced concrete superstructures both rise from a seven-story podium that will contain 25,000 square feet of retail space and a 300-vehicle below-grade parking garage. Ray Builders is the general contractor and Hatfield Group is the façade consultant for the property, which is located next to the Greenpoint Landing master plan near the intersection of Commercial and Box Streets.

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Aerial view of Beach Dunes III at 331 Beach 35th Street - Bernheimer Architecture

Developers Secure $95.7M for Beach Green Dunes III at 331 Beach 35th Street in Far Rockaway, Queens

L+M Development Partners, Triangle Equities, and The Bluestone Organization have closed on a $95.7 million loan to complete Beach Dunes III, a mixed-use affordable housing property on the border of Edgemere and Far Rockaway in Queens. Located at 331 Beach 35th Street, the building will include 146 mixed-income apartments, 2,100 square feet of commercial space, and a 1,160-square-foot community center.

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Permits Filed for 3301 Newkirk Avenue in East Flatbush, Brooklyn

Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 3301 Newkirk Avenue in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of Newkirk Avenue and New York Avenue, the lot is three blocks east of the Newkirk Avenue-Little Haiti subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Samuel Amsel under the 1335 NY SYA LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.

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Metals in Construction Magazine’s Design Challenge Encourages Ideas for Office-to-Residential Redevelopment

It’s time for the yearly Design Challenge competition by Metals in Construction magazine, a publication of the Steel and Ornamental Metal Institutes of New York. The goal each year is to generate ideas about the role of architecture in helping to solve social problems. This year the challenge with a $15,000 grand prize is to redevelop a New York City office tower for market-rate housing.

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