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11-51 47th Avenue

11-Story, 55-Unit Mixed-Use Building Rises Above Street Level at 11-51 47th Avenue, Long Island City

Construction is underway on the ground floor of the 11-story, 55-unit mixed-use building being developed at 11-51 47th Avenue, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City, located on the corner of 21st Street and Jackson Avenue. The construction can be seen in photos in a post by The Court Square Blog. Dubbed the Jackson, it will eventually measure 70,000 square feet. It will feature 1,226 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by one- to four-bedroom condominiums on the floors above. On average, the apartments should measure 962 square feet apiece. Amenities are to include a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a residents’ lounge, a rooftop terrace, storage for bikes, and a 22-car parking garage. Charney Construction & Development, Ascent Development, and Tavros are the developers, while Fogarty Finger is behind the design. Completion is expected in early 2017.


172 Madison Avenue

Construction Wrapping on 33-Story, 69-Unit Mixed-Use Tower at 172 Madison Avenue, Midtown South

The 33-story, 419-foot-tall mixed-use building under development at 172 Madison Avenue, on the northwest corner of East 33rd Street in Midtown South, has now topped out and exterior construction is wrapping up. The update comes thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by JC_Heights. The 132,425-square-foot tower will eventually host 69 condominiums, averaging 1,795 square feet apiece and coming in one- to three-bedroom configurations. There will also be a mansion on the third floor and the tower will be topped by a four full-floor penthouses and a Sky House triplex apartment. The ground floor will have 4,361 square feet of retail space. Amenities include a swimming pool with accessory saunas and lockers (there will also be two private pools), a fitness center, a yoga/ballet room, bike storage, a children’s playroom, an entertainment lounge, a dog washing station, and private residential storage units. Tessler Developments is behind the project, and Karl Fischer is responsible for the design. Occupancy is expected this fall.


235 Cherry Street

77-Story, 600-Unit Mixed-Use Tower to Rise 984 Feet at 235 Cherry Street, Lower East Side

It looks like another supertall will rise in Lower Manhattan. Plans for a 77-story, 600-unit  mixed-use tower at 235-247 Cherry Street, on the southern end of the Lower East Side, have surfaced in City Planning documents obtained by Bowery Boogie. The schematic diagram indicates the tower’s roof level will clock in at 983 feet and 8 inches, which would be categorized as a supertall by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). A parapet enclosing the building’s bulkhead and mechanical equipment would boost the final height even further, possibly past the 1,000-foot mark. JDS Development Group is seeking minor zoning changes to build the tower. Details and renderings of the cantilevering project were first revealed in the spring. At the time, it was learned that the tower would include 150 affordable units, 10,000 square feet of retail, and a 4,600-square-foot senior center. The adjacent 10-story Two Bridges Senior Apartments would also see a renovation. SHoP Architects is behind the design, and Two Bridges Neighborhood Council and Settlement Housing Fund are the property owners. A single-story commercial building will have to be demolished. Construction is not expected to begin until at least 2018.


816 58th Street, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: 816 58th Street, Sunset Park

Builders aiming to cater to the growing number of Chinese families in eastern Sunset Park have started looking for ways to redevelop its aging brick townhouses and squat walk-up apartment buildings. One such project emerged from the Department of Buildings filings yesterday. Longtime owner William Chou hopes to build an eight-story, mixed-use building at 816 58th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.

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239 Tenth Avenue

11-Story, Six-Unit Mixed-Use Building Rises To Fourth Floor At 239 Tenth Avenue, West Chelsea

The 11-story, six-unit mixed-use building under development at 239 Tenth Avenue, located on the corner of West 24th Street in West Chelsea, is now four stories above street level. The progress report comes from Curbed, and the site has been decorated with murals by local artist Rivka Katvan. Dubbed The Getty, it will eventually encompass 54,662 square feet, featuring 13,437 square feet of commercial space across the cellar through second floors, followed by two duplex units spanning the third and fourth floors, a single apartment per floor on level five through nine, and a duplex penthouse on the 10th through 11th floors (also featuring a roof terrace). The units, averaging 4,674 square feet apiece, will be condominiums. Victor Group and SHVO, are the developers, and Peter Marino is the architect. Completion can be expected in 2017. Previously, on multiple occasions, YIMBY brought you renderings of the project.


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