New Developments

Architecture, New Developments, New Jersey, Starchitecture

Richard Meier, RBH Group, Teachers Village, downtown Newark

Residential Building VII, via Scott Frances

With Hoboken long gone and Jersey City well in the throes of gentrification, it makes sense that Newark is the next New Jersey city poised for a renaissance. Not only is it easily accessible via both NJ Transit and the PATH, but its wealth of former industrial buildings lend themselves to a DUMBO-esque revitalization. In the up-and-coming downtown area, Newark native Richard Meier is behind Teachers Village, a 23-acre, mixed-use complex that is well on its way to restoring a sense of community to the neighborhood. The $150 million project will encompass three charter schools, ground-level retail, and 204 residential units with a preference given to educators, all located in six new buildings designed in the starchitect’s signature style of white materials and gridded facades.

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affordable housing, Bronx, New Developments

Yesterday, mental health nonprofit Community Access broke ground on a new, $52.2 million supportive and affordable housing complex in the Mount Eden neighborhood of the Bronx. Located at 111 East 172nd Street, the building has 126 units, 60 of which will be set aside for Medicaid high-need individuals with mental health concerns and 65 for low-income families. It incorporates sustainable elements such as solar panels and a co-generation plant, as well as health-focused amenities like a community garden and kitchen to encourage and teach about healthy eating, outdoor exercise equipment, and a bike sharing program.

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Chinatown, New Developments

If you’ve walked down Chinatown’s Canal Street then you’re certainly familiar with a string of stores at 312-322 Canal Street hawking cheap souvenirs to tourists and passersby. After a proposal to renew the depressed stretch of shops—which underwent its own covert, illegal renovation in 2010—with a brand-new brick construction failed to pass Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) muster in 2011, a new, much more ambitious plan to replace the ramshackle building has finally emerged.

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Architecture, Green Design, Meatpacking District, New Developments, Starchitecture, Top Stories

Just yesterday, 6sqft shared the news that Jeanne Gang‘s first ground-up project in NYC–the Solar Carve Tower at 40 Tenth Avenue–had begun construction along the High Line. Now, the Post shares new renderings of the jewel-like, glassy structure, which is so named for its employment of the firm’s strategy that uses the sun’s angles to shape a building. Along with these views of its chiseled edges, connection to the park, terraces, and interior spaces, comes word that developers Aurora Capital and William Gottlieb Real Estate have tapped Bruce Mosler of Cushman & Wakefield to begin leasing the 139,000-square-foot, 12-story boutique office building in anticipation of its 2019 opening.

Lots more details and renderings ahead

Apartment Deals, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: A roundup of NYC’s latest rental concessions

By Ondel Hylton, Fri, February 17, 2017

New York City Rental Concessions
  • HOUSE39 Launches Leasing; New Curving Glass Tower Offers Two Months Free of Early Occupancy [link]
  • Teaser Site Launches for Newly-Dubbed Hudson Yards Rental, ‘Henry Hall’ [link]
  • Listings Debut at Hub with One Month Free; Apartments in Brooklyn’s Tallest Tower from $2,450/Month [link]
  • FiDi’s 180 Water Street Announces March Opening; Now Leasing No Fee Rentals + One Month Free [link]
  • Special Offers Through February 28th at 45 Wall Street in the Financial District; Studios from $2,655/Month [link]
  • Two Months of Free Rent + More Offers at Midtown West’s 455W37; Studios Starting from $2,650/Month [link]
  • Grand Opening of Theater House, Murray Hill Rentals Priced from $3,200/Month [link]
  • One Month Free at LIC High-Rise with Rooftop Health Club, Glass Enclosed Heated Pool [link]
  • One Month of Free Rent at The Fairmont; Upper East Side Living on East 75th Street in Lenox Hill [link]
  • Clinton Hill’s 105 Grand Avenue Offering One Month Free With 14-Month Leases [link]
  • April Occupancy Announced for Karim Rashid’s East Harlem Rental; Listings Hit Market from $2,500/Month [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Images (L to R): HUB, House39, Theater House and Henry Hall

Architecture, New Developments, Sunset Park

WXY architecture + urban design, Made in NYC Campus, Sunset Park development, Bush Terminal

Last week, 6sqft took an in-depth look at how Sunset Park has become the new frontier for the city’s garment industry, thanks to “several industrial conversions [that] offer cheaper rents, better equipped real estate, and a creative, collaborative community.” Part of the city’s push to revitalize the fashion trade in the burgeoning Brooklyn nabe is a collaboration with its “Made in New York” marketing campaign, which has previously been geared towards promoting film and television productions and technology companies. They’ll also be investing $136 million to create the “Made in NYC Campus,” a renovation of two waterfront Bush Terminal structures that will provide affordable space for film, fashion, and virtual reality tech companies, as well as a new pedestrian-friendly plazas and streets. The city’s Economic Development Corporation has tapped WXY architecture + urban design to design the complex, and the firm has revealed a batch of renderings that showcase the project.

All the renderings and more details ahead

Architecture, DUMBO, New Developments

10 Jay Street, ODA Architecture, Arbuckle Brothers sugar refinery, DUMBO office building

It’s been eight months since ODA Architecture received its final approvals from the Landmarks Preservation Commission to convert the former Arbuckle Brothers sugar refinery building in Dumbo into a modern retail and office site. We’ve previously seen renderings of 10 Jay Street‘s prismatic East River-facing elevation–which was inspired by sugar crystals, the nearby Manhattan Bridge, and the neighborhood’s historic steel and brick facades–and now that the rehab is in full swing, CityRealty noticed that the leasing team has debuted a new website with never-before-seen renderings of the brick east wall, adjoining waterfront plaza, retail space, and offices.

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Apartment Deals, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals, Uncategorized

FREE RENT: A roundup of NYC’s latest rental concessions

By Ondel Hylton, Mon, February 13, 2017

rental concessions
  • More Amenities Unveiled at Extell’s Midtown Rental 555Ten; Leasing Continues with Free Rent Offer [link]
  • Stonehenge Offering Two Months Free + $1,000 Security Deposits at 101W15 in Chelsea [link]
  • Long Island City’s 1QPS Tower Launches Leasing with Two Months Free; Studios from $1,989/Month [link]
  • 100 West 143rd Street Offering One Month of Free Rent on Newly Renovated Residences [link]
  • Lauded Rental High-Rise in Long Island City Offers Two Months of Free Rent + $1,000 Deposits [link]
  • One Month Free with One Year Leases at The Lucerne on the Upper East Side [link]
  • New Karl Fisher Rental Opens in Greenpoint; 544 on the Park Kicks Off Leasing with Half-Month’s Free Rent [link]
  • Williamsburg’s Bright & Cheery 34 Berry Street Offering One Month of Free Rent [link]
  • Special Rental Offers at 140 Riverside Boulevard Apartments on the Upper West Side [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Images (L to R): 4545 Center Boulevard, 555Ten, 1 QPS Tower and 140 Riverside Boulevard

condos, Greenpoint, New Developments, Rentals

Rendering: Neoscape; Construction photo: Will Femia

Greenpoint’s new waterfront skyline is quickly taking shape, as CityRealty reports the neighborhood’s first skyscraper has just topped off. The tower, measuring 400 feet, will be Greenpoint’s tallest, stretching 39 stories above the characteristically low-slung neighborhood now dominated by squat residential buildings and warehouses. With a somewhat uninspired name, The Greenpoint (as it will be known) will bring 95 high-end condos and 287 rental apartments to a block-long stretch of the area.

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affordable housing, Harlem, New Developments, Rentals

321 East 96th Street, Perkins Eastman Architects, AvalonBay Communities, East Harlem development

Looking to take advantage of the newly opened Second Avenue Subway stop at 96th Street, the New York City Educational Construction Fund and AvalonBay Communities are working their way through the city approval process to build a 1.14 million-square foot, full-block, mixed-use development in East Harlem. CityRealty tells us that the project located at 321 East 96th Street would hold two new school buildings for three different local schools, 20,000 square feet of retail space, a rebuilt playground, and a 68-story, 760-foot residential tower that would offer between 1,100 and 1,200 units and possibly become the city’s tallest building to contain affordable housing (roughly 330 below-market rate units).

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Landmarks Preservation Commission, New Developments, West Village 

It’s champagne and caviar tonight for billionaire hedge funder Steven A. Cohen, who received the official go-ahead to build a massive, six-story, single-family mansion at 145 Perry Street today. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted almost unanimously in favor of the plan despite outcry from local residents and, most notably, Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) who had denounced the design in a statement as “starkly modern,” “fortress-like and massive,” and more like a bank or a luxury retail store you’d find in Miami or Los Angeles, not the “simple but charming” Village.

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affordable housing, Harlem, New Developments

A massive, mixed-use development is moving ahead in East Harlem, reports Politico, as the city has selected Jonathan Rose Companies to work with L+M Development Partners on the 751,000-square-foot project. Dubbed Sendero Verde (“green pathway”), the site is located on the block bound by East 111th and 112th Streets and Park and Madison Avenues, and it will create 655 affordable passive house apartments, as well as a YMCA, job training center, 85,000-square-foot DREAM charter school, space for the local non-profit Union Settlement, a grocery store, restaurant, and preventative health care facility run by Mount Sinai.

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Brooklyn, Coney Island, New Developments

Hold onto your hats, friends, because Coney Island is getting another 150,000 square feet of fun and amusement. On Monday, The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the city’s Department of Parks & Recreation put out a request for proposals (RFP) for new rides, games and other attractions to be located on five vacant, city-owned parcels bound by Surf Avenue and the Coney Island Boardwalk. The sites are highly covetable and sit in the midst existing offers like Luna Park and, of course, the iconic Wonder Wheel.

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Architecture, condos, New Developments, Noho

22 Bond, BKSK Architects, Noho condo, boutique condo

It’s been a long time since Noho went from a creative warehouse district, home to the likes of Basquiat and Warhol, to a trendy enclave full of multi million-dollar lofts and Michelin-starred restaurants, but the ‘hood has seen a recent influx of new boutique residential buildings, specifically 22 Bond, which may be the overall embodiment of the area. The 11-story condo offers only six units that begin at $9.8 million, but BKSK Architects‘ purposeful inclusion of large-scale art, both in the lobby and on the building itself, keep the neighborhood’s creative history in play. The project has now launched its official page, which bring us new looks at its facades, art work, and interiors.

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Construction Update, New Developments, Rentals, Williamsburg

Things are moving ahead swiftly at the Domino Sugar Factory since Two Trees broke ground at the three million-square-foot Williamsburg mega-development last spring. In November, the lottery opened for 104 affordable units at 325 Kent Avenue, the first building at the site. Designed by SHoP Architects, who are also responsible for the project’s entire master plan, the $200 million tower has now topped off at 16 stories, and the skybridge connecting its two wings has also gone up. CityRealty paid a visit to the construction site and got a look at these new views, as well as the copper cladding that’s taken shape on the lower face of the building.

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Apartment Deals, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: A roundup of NYC’s latest rental concessions

By Ondel Hylton, Fri, February 3, 2017

rental concessions
  • Co-Living Rental ‘Common Baltic‘ Makes its Debut, Offers Leases with One Month of Free Rent [link]
  • An Astounding Four Months of Free Rent with Two-Year Leases at Brooklyn Rental, The Williams [link]
  • Live in Downtown Art Deco High Rise with Two Months of Free Rent; Studios Starting from $2,775 [link]
  • Hoboken Rental, The Rivington, Offers New Renters Up to Two Months of Free Rent [link]
  • 976 Fulton Street in Clinton Hill Debuts, Offers Renters One Month Free [link]
  • Two Months of Free Rent at Park West Village, Only One Block from Central Park [link]
  • Park Towers South on Columbus Circle Offering One Month of Free Rent or One Month OP [link]
  • Sutton Place High-Rise Re-Introduced as Oriana, Sets March 2017 Leasing Launch with Two Months Free [link]
  • Grand Opening of Five-Story Rental Building on Newel Street in Greenpoint [link]
  • Select Units at 21 Chelsea Offer One Month Free + $500 Security Deposits [link]
  • Free Rent at 40-Story Waterfront Residence in Williamsburg; Studios Starting From $2,829/Month [link]
  • 70 Pine Offering One Month Free + One Month Owner Paid Commission; Studios to Three-Bedrooms + Two Full Floors of Amenities [link]
  • 21 West End Avenue Now Leasing with Two or Three Months Free on All Listings; Studios from $2,950/Month [link]
  • Leasing Launches at Newly Constructed Astoria Rental, The Academy [link]

See full list of rental concessions and special offers here >>

Images (L to R): Oriana, 21 West End Avenue, 21 West Street and The Academy.

 

 

DUMBO, New Developments

Conceptual massing of 85 Jay Street based on approved zoning, via CityRealty

Despite the fact that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner stepped down as CEO of Kushner Companies in order to transition from developer to full-time presidential advisor, his family’s firm is moving ahead with their big plans at a three-acre parking lot in DUMBO. Just over a month ago, the joint partnership among Kushner, LIVWRK, and CIM Group paid $345 million to the Jehovah’s Witnesses for the site at 85 Jay Street, which brought Kushner’s total investment in the area to more than $1 billion. CityRealty recently visited the site and found that they’ve ceased parking operations and moved construction equipment onsite.

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Architecture, Long Island City, New Developments, Rentals

View of residential towers from Queens Plaza as of last week, via CityRealty

Of the 30+ under-construction and proposed projects in Long Island City, many of the tallest and bulkiest are located near Queens Plaza, including this trio of slab-glass rental towers from Tishman Speyer and H&R Real Estate Investment Trust that will bring nearly 1,800 new apartments to the area. The residential buildings–located at 28-34 Jackson Avenue, 28-10 Jackson Avenue and 30-02 Queens Boulevard–are directly adjacent to Tishman’s two-towered commercial venture that will be home to WeWork, Macy’s, and a food hall. CityRealty recently stopped by the construction to see how things are shaping up at the rentals, which from the looks of it are well on their way to welcoming in LIC’s newest batch of residents.

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affordable housing, Architecture, Bronx, New Developments

New York City Economic Development Corporation, The Peninsula Bronx, Spofford Juvenile Center, Hunts Point, Bronx affordable housing, WXY Architecture + Design, LightBox-NY, Il Forno Bakery, Hunts Point Brewery

A few months ago, 6sqft shared the first rendering of the Peninsula, a $300 million mixed-use complex slated to replace the Spofford Juvenile Detention Center in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. We learned that the five-acre site will hold 740 affordable apartments, open and recreational areas, light industrial space, community facilities like health care providers and artist workspace, and retail/commercial space. In addition to new conceptual renderings from WXY Architecture + Urban Design, the development team has now revealed details on who the borough-based commercial tenants will be, and they include Hunts Point Brewing Company, Il Forno Bakery, and LightBox-NY film studio.

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Architecture, condos, New Developments, Upper West Side 

Rendering of 36 West 66th Street via Extell (L); Approved zoning diagram via NYC DOB (R)

Though Extell is best known for sky-high mega-developments like One57, the Central Park Tower, and One Manhattan Square, they’ve also been taking on some slightly smaller residential projects, gobbling up swaths of real estate in the upper Midtown area. Their latest venture is a partnership with Megalith Capital Management to build a new condo tower near Central Park West. Located at 36 West 66th Street, the 292-foot, mid-block building will replace three small office buildings and the synagogue of Congregation Habonim. The latter will be incorporated into the new design, for which CityRealty has uncovered the first rendering and updated details.

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