Permits have been filed for two five-story residential buildings at 88-30 and 88-34 54th Avenue in Elmhurst, Queens. The sites sits four blocks away from the Grand Avenue-Newton Subway Station, serviced by the E, M, and R trains. The 440,000 square foot Queens Place Mall is also only two blocks away, designed by SOM Architects, and completed in 1965. Xiu Qin Shi will develop 88-30, and Bi Jin Huang will be responsible for the development of 88-34.
Early renderings are out for a sleek and modern building at 378 Broome Street, in Little Italy. The project will replace the Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz, a defunct Catholic church that was sold for over $7 million to real estate firm Urban Standard Development, after the Archdiocese of New York declared that it was no longer sacred.
Katz’s new neighbor is rising quickly. Construction at 196 Orchard Street, next to the delicatessen on the Lower East Side, is moving along, though pushing past its original estimated completion date of late 2017. The 11-story structure has topped out, and façade installation has reached the sixth floor.
Permits have been filed for a 13-story mixed-use building at 531 Sixth Avenue in the Greenwich Village, Manhattan. The development will sit at the crossroads between Chelsea, the West Village, and Union Square. Stops from just about every Subway line are nearby, and Gemini Rosemont will be responsible for development.
The Upper West Side is typically off-limits to developments of major substance, which is why the recent news regarding progress on new-tallest-towers for the neighborhood at 200 Amsterdam Avenue and 50 West 66th Street is particularly positive. But in between those two towers, on the corner of West 61st Street and Broadway, YIMBY has reported extensively on 1865 Broadway, a 33-story residential tower designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, which has now reached its rooftop.