New Developments

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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adaptive reuse, condos, Crown Heights, New Developments, Rentals

Bedford Union Armory Redevelopment, rendering by JM Zoning via NY Yimby.

Last November, 6sqft reported that the proposed Bedford-Union Armory Crown Heights redevelopment project had begun a land use application evaluation process before the City Council, submitted by BFC Partners and the nonprofit NYC Economic Development Corporation, who intend to jointly develop the massive armory that was once housing for the National Guard. Though permits filed four months ago for a fifteen-story building are still pending approval, New York Yimby reports that new renderings have been revealed for the residential portion of the project. As planned, Marvel Architects is responsible for the design.

New renderings, this way

New Developments, Sunset Park

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

Rendering via WXY architecture + urban design

New York City is seeking proposals to develop and operate a 200,000-square-foot media production space on the Sunset Park waterfront. The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and the New York City Economic Development Corporation announced Thursday it is looking to build a state-of-the-art film, television, sound recording or other similar production space at the Made in New York Campus at Bush Terminal. Scheduled to open in 2020, the campus is expected to become a hub for garment, manufacturing and media production.

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Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

Images (L to R): 485 Marin Boulevard, Lewis Steel Building, Heritage Dean Street and 321 Wythe Avenue

  • 321 Wythe Debuts in Williamsburg: Luxury Rentals with All-Star Amenities + Skyline Views [link]
  • The Alabama in Greenwich Village: Furnished Rentals for Students and Young Professionals [link]
  • Clinton Hill’s Latest Rental Debuts with Homes from $2,175/Month [link]
  • Meet The Park Ilona: Stylish Williamsburg Rentals from $2,291/Month [link]
  • Live at Jersey City’s 485 Marin Boulevard from $2,310/Month; Move-In August 15th [link]
  • Brooklyn’s Heritage Dean Street Rentals Launch from $2,450/Month [link]
  • Williamsburg Loft Rentals at The Lewis Steel Building Offer 1 Month Free [link]


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affordable housing, Brooklyn, Major Developments, Policy

A proposal to revitalize Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood was announced one year ago, with a plan to bring a seven-building housing development to the area unveiled last month. And on Thursday, city officials released more details about the massive project, with new renderings and updates on its progress. As part of the Brownsville Plan, the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development will bring a new arts center and school run by a group from the Brooklyn Music School and a media lab run by BRIC, new retail and commercial space, and a rooftop greenhouse with locally sourced produce. Plus, two proposals were selected as the NYCx Co-Lab Challenge winners, a competition that sought to find ways to enhance the area’s “nighttime experience.”

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