The opening of 30-02 39th Avenue, in Long Island City, Queens, will bring another 428 rental units to the market. The site is on the same block as the 39th Avenue subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. The project is being named ARC, and The Lightstone Group is responsible for development.
New York City has a problem. As local politicians have consolidated their grip on power over the past several decades, many have become increasingly prone to serving specific groups of constituents instead of overarching ideals, noble, or otherwise. The Five Boroughs are no stranger to this kind of issue, with periods of historical stagnancy well-documented. But with electoral participation at staggeringly delegitimizing lows, local leaders like Gale Brewer will easily cruise to re-election. Amidst a backdrop of surging NIMBYism that is now more than glad to co-opt the tactics of Fake News, the outlook for the next few years on election day is rather bleak, as the politics of New York’s inward-looking regressive leaders will put up far greater barriers to entry than any potential wall along the Mexican border.
Leasing has begun for a new mixed-use complex in Jersey City, dubbed SoHo Lofts. The newly opened 377-unit building at 273 16th Street is the second project by Manhattan Building Company, aka MBC, in an area of Jersey City they hope to rebrand as SoHo West, SoHo meaning South of Hoboken, and West for its location, immediately west of Manhattan. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop attended the celebration and was given the ceremonial role of cutting the ribbon to celebrate the opening.
Permits have been filed by an anonymous LLC for an eight-story mixed-use building at 2744 Atlantic Avenue, in East New York, Brooklyn. The site is two blocks away from the Van Siclen Avenue station, serviced by the J and Z trains. It is also nearby the expansive Highland Park, and several cemeteries.
At 111 Leroy Street, in the West Village, construction has been underway since YIMBY published images of the lot completely cleared, back in January. Now, Tectonic has fresh photos revealing significant progress. The project consists of the major ten-story, nine-unit building at 111 Leroy Street, with five single-family townhouses at 115, 117, 119, 121 Leroy Street, and 621 Greenwich Street.