The redevelopment of Williamsburg from industrial wasteland to residential enclave has been a slow and relentless process, and this is particularly true around Metropolitan and Union Avenues. Permits were first filed for construction of 80 Ainslie Street in June of 2015, and now, the building’s timber frame is coming into view. Syndicate Architecture is responsible for the design.
Permits have been pre-filed for a nine-story mixed-use building at 120 Lexington Avenue in NoMad, Manhattan. The site is a block away from the 6 Train’s 28th Street Station, and two stations away from both Union Square and Grand Central. Four blocks away is the scenic Madison Square Park. Daniel Dabakaroff of Skyland Management is listed as responsible for the development.
The Chetrit Group’s most recent mixed-use retail development continues to take shape on West 34th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, and today new renderings are out for the site. The project includes a 33-story hotel tower with retail and office components occupying the cellar, first, and second floors.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 561 Manhattan Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at an intersection with Driggs Avenue and by the neighborhood’s border with Greenpoint. The site is two blocks from the Nassau Avenue subway station, serviced by the G train. Bi Hang Cheng is listed as behind the applications.
Developers are transforming a formerly brutalist building at 592 Fifth Avenue, on the corner of East 48th Street in Midtown Manhattan, and today YIMBY has the first look at its impending appearance. Formerly occupied by Bank of America, the structure is being refurbished for renewed commercial-retail use, with speculation that Puma could become an anchor tenant.