On Tuesday, hundreds of buildings became protected when the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II. Basically, every building between West 94th Street and West 108th Street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue has been added. That’s 344 new buildings, bringing the combined number of protected buildings to 1,255.
A seven-story apartment building with offices and retail may soon replace this odd little garage at 10-67 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, on the corner of 50th Avenue near the Pulaski Bridge.
Two years ago, the Landmarks Preservation Commission greenlighted an innovative design to convert a Tootsie Roll factory to condos at 325 West Broadway in Soho. Now we have a new rendering of the aluminum and glass-clad project, dubbed XOCO 325 after the Catalan word for chocolate.
In early 2014, Steven Schnall’s six-story, nine-unit residential building topped-out at 15 Leonard Street, in Tribeca, and now Curbed has photos of the structure’s completed façade. Turett Collaborative Architects is designing, and the building is almost ready for opening after just two years since construction initially began. Curtis + Ginsberg Architects is serving as architect of record.
Property owner Salvatore Lombardi has filed demolition permits to remove the existing two-story, two-unit house at 139 15th Street, in southern Gowanus, two blocks north of the Prospect Avenue stop on the R train. The property could yield a new development of 6,164 square feet, and Brownstoner notes that applications were filed in 2011 for a five-story, eight-unit building. The site hasn’t changed hands since 2010, so plans for such a project may still be in the works.