New Developments

Greenpoint, New Developments

12 Franklin Street, Simon Baron, FXCollaborative

Image: FXCollaborative/Bezier
Simon Baron Development has announced plans for a seven-story office building at 12 Franklin Street on the Greenpoint/North Williamsburg border. The project, designed by FXCollaborative, will rise in an area bristling with residential development, dining and entertainment choices but with a shortage, according to the developer, of Class A office space geared toward small businesses. The building’s 134,000 square feet of office, retail and rooftop amenity space will include 23,000 square feet of manufacturing space–the building’s design was intended to reinforce the industrial character of the neighborhood. The project is scheduled for public review today.

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Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, August 18, 2018

Images (L to R): The Addition, Yorkshire Towers, The Crescendo and 555Ten

  • Rockrose’s Eagle Lofts Launches with 1 Month Free; Long Island City Rentals from $2,557/Month [link]
  • Take a Tour of The Crescendo, The Bronx’s Revolutionary New Rental Building [link]
  • Greenpoint Landing’s One Blue Slip Launches Leasing; 90% of Apartments Have Water Views [link]
  • Elegant Upper East Side Residences at Yorkshire Towers Listed with 1 Month Free [link]
  • Luxury Rentals at 555Ten in Hudson Yards Offer Studios to 3-Beds with 2 Months Free [link]
  • The Addition Debuts in Long Island City Offering 1 Month Free; Penthouse Features 1,000-SF Private Terrace [link]
  • Yorkville’s The Frame Building Offers Newly Renovated, Full-Floor Loft Rental Residences [link]


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New Developments, South Street Seaport

Shop architects, pier 17

Howard Hughes Corporation’s re-launch of the SHoP Architects-designed Pier 17 in Lower Manhattan’s Seaport District kicked off this summer, with exciting plans for food, drink, art, architecture, retail, and entertainment concepts finally being realized. The first two venues in the new complex–the Heineken Riverdeck waterfront bar, designed by Woods Bagot, and the Fresh Market Hall restaurant–are open for business and the district’s 2018 rooftop concert series officially began on July 28 with a free opening-day performance by Jon Batiste and the Dap-Kings. The rest of the new complex in what historically was the city’s first 24-hour district is still under construction, but designs are taking shape on the way to transforming the existing building into a vibrant destination and a 21st century 24/7 live/work/play community.

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Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Rentals

Images (L to R): 500 Metropolitan Avenue, Alvista Towers, 38 Sixth Avenue and Revetment House

  • 500 Met: Williamsburg Rentals from $2,852/Month Debut Above New Hotel [link]
  • Embankment House: Premier No Fee Apartments in Jersey City from $2,600/Month [link]
  • Introducing Talo38: Luxury Rentals to Debut Near LIC – Astoria Border [link]
  • Revetment House; Historically-Attuned Jersey City Apartments Renting from $2,051/month [link]
  • Twenty-Six Story Alvista Towers Offers Brand New Rentals in Jamaica, Queens from $1,729/Month [link]
  • 38 Sixth Avenue in Pacific Park: No Fee, Rent Stabilized Homes Available Now from $2,663/Month [link]


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affordable housing, gentrification, Inwood, New Developments, Policy

inwood rezoning, upper manhattan, bill de blasio, councilman ydanis rodriguea

Inwood Hill Park; Image: Dana via Flickr.

On Wednesday the City Council approved a rezoning plan for a 59-block section of Inwood, a neighbhorhood often referred to as the “last affordable neighborhood in Manhattan,” the New York Times reports. The plan was approved last week by the city’s zoning subcommittee and the Land Use Committee. The Inwood rezoning is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to rezone neighborhoods across the city as part of the push to create and preserve 300,000 affordable housing units by his goal date of 2026. Inwood is the fifth neighborhood–including the also-controversial East New York and East Harlem–to be approved for rezoning under the plan.

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New Developments, Policy, Union Square

124 East 14th Street, union square, tech hub, GVHPS, preservationists

Rendering via NYCEDC

The New York City Council voted Wednesday to approve plans to build a new tech hub on city-owned land at 124 East 14th Street near Union Square. As Crain’s reported, last Thursday the building received the go-ahead from the zoning subcommittee that was reviewing the development of the 21-story building that supporters expect will be a resource for the “tech-for-good” community and provide jobs for lower-income workers. The project is being developed jointly by the city’s Economic Development Corp. and developer RAL Development Service; it is expected to open in 2020. The proposed tech center, which the mayor hopes will nurture budding entrepreneurs in the technology field and bring over 600 jobs to New Yorkers, is planned at the site of a P.C. Richard & Son store, in an area already filled with new developments with more on the way.

Not everyone is excited, however

Architecture, New Developments, Sunset Park

Development is certainly heating up around Sunset Park’s open railway tracks. Just last week, a one-million-square-foot mixed-use development at 8th Avenue and 63rd Street started making its way through the City’s approval process, and now, just around the corner, an equally massive mega-development has been proposed. First spotted by Yimby, the idea from DXA Studio would encompass two blocks along 62nd Street, from 5th to 7th Avenues. Three 18-story towers would incorporate retail, condos, office space, restaurants, a hotel, gym with a pool, community facilities, and public park space.

More details and renderings this way

Design, Hotels, New Developments, Queens

TWA Hotel, MCR Development, TWA Terminal, JFK

The Starstream Ballroom, via MCR

Getting married next spring? Or maybe you’re planning a large conference? Either way, if mid-century-modern is your thing, then the news that the TWA Hotel is now booking events for the spring of 2019 and beyond is sure to be exciting. Ahead of reservations for guestrooms opening in December, we now have a first look at the 50,000 square feet of event space, including two ballrooms, a pre-function space complete with Saarinen-designed Knoll furniture like tulip tables and womb chairs, and six high-tech skyboxes.

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Architecture, condos, East Village, Landmarks Preservation Commission

119-121 Second Avenue, East Village, LPC

Courtesy of Morris Adjmi Architects

The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved on Tuesday a seven-story condo on the site of the 2015 East Village gas explosion. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, the project was first presented to the commission in July but was sent back to the drawing board over concerns regarding the windows and gloomy coloring. According to Curbed NY, the firm’s new design features a brighter facade, more traditional windows to reflect the character of the East Village and a permanent plaque to honor the two people that died during the explosion.

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Bronx, Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, August 4, 2018

Images (L to R): One Flatbush, Bridgeline, BRiQ and The Windermere

  • Greenpoint Landing’s One Blue Slip Readies for Leasing; 90% of Apartments to Have Water Views [link]
  • Contemporary Upper West Side Rentals at The Windermere Leasing with 1 Month Free [link]
  • BriQ Debuts in Downtown Brooklyn: No Fee Rentals with 1 Month Free [link]
  • See New Renderings + Teaser Revealed for Bridge Line; New Rentals Coming Soon to Mott Haven [link]
  • Live in the Heart of Downtown Brooklyn at One Flatbush; Leasing Launches from $2,350/Month [link]
  • 38 Sixth Avenue in Pacific Park: No Fee, Rent Stabilized Homes Available Now from $2,663/Month [link]


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