Real Estate Wire: Chelsea Market May Get an Extension; United Charities Building Could Fetch $128M

July 31, 2014
  • Chelsea Market may expand with a 330,000-square-foot addition. New renderings see the brick structure topped off with a block of glass and steel. [Curbed]
  • The city’s Economic Development Corporation will begin installing greenery and seating in Downtown Brooklyn’s Fox Square. The project kicks off in August and will take 6 months to complete. [CO]
  • Queens Borough President Melinda Katz wants the city to reject Astoria Cove, a 1,700-unit residential project proposed by Alma Realty for the Queens waterfront. [Crain’s]
  • The United Charities headquarters may soon be sold. The organization sought approval for the sale of the 110,000-square-foot Renaissance Revival building after receiving a $128 million offer from an undisclosed buyer. The building has never before changed hands. [NYDN]
  • Apparently Katie Holmes was eyeing an apartment at the prewar Apthorp but lost it to another buyer. [NYP]
  • Leasing launches at BKLYN Air. [DNA Info]

Renderings of the potential Chelsea Market extension (left); BKLYN Air (right)

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