When Hurricane Sandy hit, most of the damage to Manhattan came in the form of flooding, but some buildings were also casualties of high winds. That was especially true at 92 Eighth Avenue, located between 14th and 15th Streets in Chelsea, as the structure’s facade collapsed during the storm, leaving the interiors exposed. But fortunately it is finally being replaced, and YIMBY now has the reveal for the new building, designed by C3D Architecture.
Church conversions in New York City always seem to be an architectural roll of the dice, but YIMBY noticed this fairly attractive rendering on the fence at 81 Ten Eyck Street in East Williamsburg, where the former St Mary’s Catholic Church is being transformed into apartments.
The blocks around McCarren Park are booming with development, and now YIMBY has a construction rendering for one of those projects—at 137 Bayard Street, between Manhattan and Graham Avenues in Greenpoint.
Antonio Pecora, head of TPEC LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, five-unit residential building at the vacant lot 656 St. Anns Avenue, in Woodstock. Rudy Dupuy is designing the building, of which is planned to measure 5,652 square feet.
While escalating prices are a bad thing, zoning limitations and historic districts are quickly turning the Lower East Side into one of the only parts of New York City where attractive and occasionally avant-garde architecture is legitimately feasible. YIMBY can now reveal the design for one of the neighborhood’s dwindling number of development sites, at 57 Orchard Street, where DXA Studio is designing a 15-story condominium tower.