The 51-story tower rising at 5 Beekman Street, next to the landmarked, 19th century office building known as Temple Court, is close to topping out. A reader sent along these construction shots and told YIMBY that workers are constructing the top four floors of mechanicals for the 700-foot-tall structure.
While Alma Realty and the Durst Organization are starting to reshape the Astoria waterfront with their megaprojects on Hallets Point and Vernon Boulevard, smaller developments have started to appear on the sleepy western edge of Astoria near Socrates Sculpture Park. Developer DK Real Estate Group has filed a new building application for a skinny eight-story, 15-unit building at 14-35 Broadway, between 14th and 21st Streets.
Oxford Nursing Home is planning to build a 138,000 square-foot, 200-bed nursing home at 141 Conover Street, in Red Hook, as well as a 37,000 square-foot health care facility. The development requires a trek through the ULURP process, because the block must be rezoned for residential purposes, according to DNAinfo. Construction is expected to begin in late 2016 or early 2016, pending proper approvals, and multiple low-rise structures must first be demolished.
Fas Building Corporation has filed applications for four two-family residential buildings spanning the lots of 6-18 Brighton Street and 7474 Amboy Road, in Tottenville on Staten Island’s south shore. Each building will stand three stories tall, and units will average 1,270 square feet apiece. Stanley Krebushevski’s SMK Architect is designing, and an existing 2.5-story house must first be removed.
Joseph Palumbo’s Rising Developers Group has filed applications for a four-story, 14-unit residential building at 5-25 47th Road, in Long Island City, a couple blocks in either direction from the G and 7 train stops. The building will measure 14,780 square feet, which means the units, possibly condos, will average a spacious 1,055 square feet. Alfredo Fredericks is the applicant of record, and an existing single-story warehouse must first be demolished.