Residential


The Westly Nears Completion at 251 West 91st Street on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Façade installation is nearing completion on The Westly, a 20-story residential building at 251 West 91st Street on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by ODA Architects and developed by Adam America Real Estate and Northlink Capital, the structure will yield 52 units in two- to five-bedroom layouts with marketing by Ryan Serhant of SERHANT. Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Broadway and West 91st Street.

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YIMBY Attends Plaque Unveiling at 17 Beekman Place in Turtle Bay, Manhattan

Last Friday evening, YIMBY attended a plaque unveiling dedicated to the late James Vincent Forrestal at 17 Beekman Place in Turtle Bay. The residential building, located by the corner of Beekman Place and East 50th Street, formerly served as Forrestal’s private home and is now owned by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and its diplomatic missions. The event was attended by Luxembourg Prime Minister H.E. Xavier Bettel, Karen Donfried, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. State Department, Lt. Col. James Hendon, Commissioner, NYC Department of Veterans’ Services, and Francesca C. Forrestal, the sole grandchild of the Forrestals.

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Aerial rendering of the new Penn Station

New York City Approves Contract for $7 Billion Penn Station Redesign in Midtown, Manhattan

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, in partnership with NJ Transit and Amtrak, approved a contract for the redesign of Penn Station, a project that could cost the city $7 billion. The joint venture project team includes architect of record FXCollaborative, global engineering firm WSP, and British design studio John McAslan and Partners which will serve as a design consultant.

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50-07 5th Street’s Topped-Out Superstructure Progresses in Long Island City, Queens

Exterior work is progressing on 50-07 5th Street, a six-story residential building in Long Island City, Queens. Developed by 5007-5009 Development LLC, the structure is being built by BK Builders LLC on a plot between 50th and 51st Avenues with the East River waterfront to the west and the more dense downtown area to the east. Many details for the project remain unknown, including the architect, the exact unit count, and potential amenities.

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