The 2010s have seen an unprecedented number of new skyscrapers pierce the Manhattan skyline. This week, YIMBY will tour six of the tallest developments currently under construction and recently completed, starting with what may now be the most iconic structure in Tribeca, at 56 Leonard Street. Today, we have a look at the views offered from its uppermost penthouse, from approximately 800 feet above street level.
New single-family homes are fairly uncommon in New York City, which makes the suburban qualities of 300 Kenmore Road somewhat unusual compared to what we usually see. Developers are proposing the two-story building in Douglaston, Queen, one of the more affluent low-rise residential neighborhoods in the city. The area was declared a New York City Historic District in 2004. T.F. Cusanelli and Filletti Architects are responsible for the design.
New permits have been filed for a five-story residential building at 326 Avenue U, in Gravesend, Brooklyn. The filing confirms that the lot has changed ownership since YIMBY covered earlier plans in 2016. The Avenue U subway station is on the block, serviced by the F train. Astoria-based Vardo Construction Corporation is listed as behind the applications.
A four-story residential building will soon rise at 171 Lefferts Place, in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. The 2,900 square foot lot currently sits vacant between two low-rise, multi-family residences.
The blocks of Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side very rarely see new developments, but today, YIMBY has the scoop for new building applications filed at 1045 Madison Avenue, on the east side of the street between East 79th and East 80th Streets. There, the talented Peter Pennoyer will be designing a new 18-story condominium project for The Naftali Group.