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A former police tow pound on the Hudson River is now a public park. Pier 76 officially opened on Wednesday following a three-month, $31 million construction project that involved stripping the tow pound to its frame and removing the sides and roof. The structure’s steel skeleton remains at the 5.6-acre site, with new areas to walk around, benches to sit and enjoy the waterfront views, and panels highlighting the area’s history as a major shipping port.
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A new Mexican restaurant opened in Manhattan this week, but unlike most others, it’s not on land. La Barca Cantina is located on a three-story boat at Pier 81 off West 41st Street, and it will take short cruises throughout the day as guests enjoy Mexican-inspired street food, tequila, mezcal, and cocktails.
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The vision of award-winning design studio LOT-EK, this Midtown West penthouse is truly unique. The main living area was transformed from the building’s former mechanical room, and it’s topped off by a bedroom suite created from a 20-foot shipping container. The whole industrial-style interior features concrete walls and exposed steel pipes and beams, and it’s all surrounded by a lush wrap-around terrace overlooking the Empire State Building. Located at 31 West 31st Street, it’s on the market for the first time since it was built in 1996, and it’s asking $995,000.
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It’s been two years since Macy’s first floated the idea of building a 700-950 foot office tower atop its Herald Square flagship, and it looks like the plan is getting closer to reality thanks to a $235 million private investment in transit accessibility and public infrastructure. This includes upgraded subway access, improved transit connections, ADA-accessible elevators, and a modernized car-free Herald Square and Broadway Plaza.
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New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for 47 middle-income apartments at the Midtown West rental complex River Place. Located at 650 West 42nd Street, the massive 900+ unit development has amazing amenities like a 75-foot indoor swimming pool, two outdoor tennis courts, a basketball court, and a sundeck overlooking the Hudson River. Available apartments include $1,130/month studios, $1,634/one-bedrooms, and $2,467/month two-bedrooms.
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A coronavirus vaccination site with appointments set aside for theater, film, and television workers opened in Times Square on Monday. Last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to open a vaccine hub on Broadway for the theater industry ahead of The Great White Way’s expected reopening later this year. The newly opened site, located at 20 Times Square, will now have vaccine slots designated for TV and film actors and crew members.
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A former New York City Police Department tow-pound on the Hudson River will open as a public park this summer, more than 20 years after the state designated the lot as future open space. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said work at Pier 76 has already begun, with an expected opening date as early as June 1. The plan for the 5.6-acre park aligns with the governor’s ambitious $51 billion redevelopment of over 100 acres of Midtown West, announced earlier this year.
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Occupying the full block of 10th Avenue between West 44th and 45th Streets, the new 92-unit condo Bloom on Forty Fifth at 500 West 45th Street has officially launched sales. Designed by Marvel, the eight-story building is in keeping with Hell’s Kitchen’s lower scale, but the geometric architecture mixing glass, concrete, and steel is modern and fresh. The most unique aspect of the residence its 8,000-square-foot elevated terrace between the north and south towers, and, very conveniently, there’s a Target in the base. Units start at $750,000 for studios, $892,500 for one-bedrooms, $1,695,750 for two-bedrooms, and $2,875,000 for three bedrooms.
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With its rooftop garden and courtyard, luxury residences, and prime Hell’s Kitchen location, Gotham West ticks off all the boxes. What makes the four-building complex truly stand out against other amenity-rich developments, other than its proximity to both Hudson River Park and the culinary darlings of the neighborhood, is its affordable housing. When it opened in 2013, Gotham West was the largest affordable project by a private developer at the time, with about 55 percent of the units restricted by income. Today, applications are being accepted for its no-fee rentals, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, which are designated for middle-income New Yorkers earning up to 135 percent and 165 percent of the area median income (AMI).
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New York on Thursday issued a request for proposals for a Midtown West site located directly across from the Javits Center. Referred to as Site K, the parcel at 418 11th Avenue is one of the last remaining vacant lots in the area. In the RFP, the Empire State Development requests proposals that could be a commercial or mixed-use development, with interest made in hotels that are “complementary” to the neighboring convention center.