By Aaron Ginsburg, Fri, February 17, 2023
Renderings courtesy of Adjaye Associates
Plans to transform Brooklyn’s Restoration Plaza into a global cultural and economic hub were unveiled this week. Non-profit Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation on Thursday released renderings and new details of its plan to reimagine its headquarters with an 840,000-square-foot mixed-use campus designed by renowned architect Sir David Adjaye. The plan expands and modernizes existing space, adds office and retail space, and creates new public open space in the heart of Bed-Stuy. According to the developer team, the Innovation Campus is a direct response to the country’s racial wealth gap, particularly the economic barriers Black New Yorkers face in Brooklyn.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Wed, February 15, 2023
Image courtesy of Evan Joseph
New images of a fully-furnished penthouse atop Pritzker-Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel’s tower 53 West 53 were released this week, showing off the one-of-a-kind duplex apartment’s soaring ceiling heights, expansive living spaces, and breathtaking views of Central Park and the city skyline. The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom penthouse was designed by Fox-Nahem Associates in collaboration with Elle Decor and spans nearly 8,000 square feet across the 76th and 77th floors of the Midtown Manhattan skyscraper. Although this penthouse is not currently on the market, the identical unit above it, Penthouse 78, is available for $64,730,000.
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By Devin Gannon, Tue, February 7, 2023
Streetview of 277 Canal Street; © 2023 Google
A New York City developer on Monday unveiled plans for the first development in Soho under new zoning rules approved by the city in 2021. United American Land (UAL) announced a proposal for a 13-story mixed-use building with 100 units of housing at 277 Canal Street, a landmarked three-story building on the corner of Broadway. The Landmarks Preservation Commission is expected to begin its review process of the project this summer, as Commercial Observer first reported.
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By Devin Gannon, Mon, January 23, 2023
All renderings courtesy of Conway and Partners, unless otherwise noted
A big new residential development on the Lower East Side is going small. When it opens this spring, the 30-story 55 Suffolk Street will offer three floors of “micro-units,” apartments that measure between 315 and 350 square feet and feature space-saving built-in furniture and storage. Developed by the Gotham Organization, the building, dubbed The Suffolk, includes 378 total residences, indoor and outdoor amenities, and a new home for the Chinese-American Planning Council. This week, the building released a teaser site and 6sqft got a first look at the unique new development.
By Aaron Ginsburg, Wed, January 18, 2023
Image courtesy of Selvon Ramsawak
New York City’s first fully electric skyscraper topped out in Downtown Brooklyn this week. The 44-story building 100 Flatbush is part of the first phase of Alloy Block, a mixed-use five-building development designed by Alloy Development to have 850 apartments, 200,000 square feet of office space, and two public schools. 100 Flatbush will contain 441 mixed-income residences, 396 of which will be market-rate rentals and 45 separate affordable residences, and 30,000 square feet of retail space.
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By Devin Gannon, Tue, January 17, 2023
Renderings courtesy of March Made
A penthouse in Dumbo has sold for $17,500,000, becoming the neighborhood’s priciest sale on record. The four-bedroom penthouse sits atop the new 33-story waterfront development Olympia Dumbo, which was recently crowned 6sqft’s Building of the Year. At $4,102 per square foot, the deal also marks the most expensive condominium sponsor sale concerning price per square foot in Brooklyn.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Tue, January 17, 2023
All renderings courtesy of Marvel Design
A wellness-focused housing development is coming to Bed-Stuy. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development last week selected the “The Steps at Saratoga” proposal from RiseBoro, IMPACCT Brooklyn, and Urbane Development. Planned for the corner of Fulton Street and Saratoga Avenue, the project consists of two new buildings with 238 affordable apartments, including 158 units for low-income families and 80 for seniors. The development will offer residents several wellness and food justice programs, including access to a food co-op, a demonstration kitchen, a greenhouse, and a center dedicated to elderly care.
By Devin Gannon, Wed, December 21, 2022
Photo by Wes Tarca
An iconic sign that was part of the Brooklyn skyline for nearly a century has returned to its rightful place. A replica of the 40-foot Domino Sugar sign was installed and fully illuminated this week atop Williamsburg’s Domino Sugar Refinery building, which was part of a massive sugar factory that operated from the 1880s to the early 2000s. Located at the 11-acre Domino Sugar redevelopment, the landmarked 19th-century building is currently being transformed into a modern commercial building.
By Devin Gannon, Mon, December 5, 2022
Photo Credit: Ewout Huibers Courtesy of Concrete
A new luxury condo building in Manhattan wants to make life easier for its residents. The West, located at 547 West 47th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, offers fully-furnished, turn-key residences with curated vintage and designer furniture and accessories. The 12-story building has a selection of different residence packages to fit any personal style, providing a seamless and stress-free move-in-ready opportunity. Closings have commenced at the property, which stretches a block between 10th and 11th Avenues. The remaining availabilities at The West are priced from $765,000 for a studio.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Wed, November 23, 2022
Rendering of the proposed Innovation QNS district. Image courtesy of VERO Digital
The New York City Council on Tuesday voted to approve rezonings Innovation QNS in Astoria and Innovative Urban Village in East New York, two mixed-use districts that will create more than 5,000 units of housing, with 65 percent of them designated affordable. Over 34 percent, or 1,900 of the new housing units, will be deeply affordable for extremely or very low-income households.