Articles by Nikolai Fedak

DDG's Joe McMillan with 180 East 88th Street at left and 100 Franklin Street at right

Ten Questions With Joe McMillan, CEO of DDG

Last week, YIMBY featured a look at some of the highest and most expensive real estate in the Western Hemisphere, scattered across the uppermost reaches of the Manhattan skyline. Today, we have an interview with a developer whose condominiums often attain similar price-points, even though they’re normally located much closer to street level. YIMBY sat down with DDG’s CEO Joe McMillan to discuss the firm’s current slate of work, their in-house design and development process, and the finer details on major sites like 180 East 88th Street on the Upper East Side, and challenging ones, like 100 Franklin in Tribeca.

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1045 Madison Avenue

The Naftali Group Files for Peter Pennoyer-Designed Condos at 1045 Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side

The blocks of Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side very rarely see new developments, but today, YIMBY has the scoop for new building applications filed at 1045 Madison Avenue, on the east side of the street between East 79th and East 80th Streets. There, the talented Peter Pennoyer will be designing a new 18-story condominium project for The Naftali Group.

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80 Flatbush Avenue, rendering courtesy Alloy Development

Brooklyn NIMBYs Remove Online Poll After Broad Public Support Confirmed for Schools and Housing at 80 Flatbush Avenue

New York’s NIMBYs rarely choose battles worth fighting, needlessly and maliciously bogging down the process of new development in many of the city’s neighborhoods. But one of the more vindictive melees now taking place is being fought over 80 Flatbush Avenue, a pair of mixed-use buildings that would add substantially to Brooklyn’s housing stock, promising 900 new apartments, office space, retail and cultural amenities, and two schools totaling 700 seats. After launching a website, NIMBYs opposing the project have doubled down on their regressive bottom line, deleting a poll they themselves had created, after a 3:1 voting margin in favor of the proposal threatened to undermine a message without merit.

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420 Kent Avenue waterfront, design by ODA New York

Eliot Spitzer Talks 420 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg, 270 Park Avenue, And More

Few individuals are as versed on the machinations of the Five Boroughs as former Governor Eliot Spitzer. Since leaving office and rejoining Spitzer Enterprises, his eponymous firm has embarked on a substantial building boom, with three towers on the Williamsburg waterfront at 420 Kent Avenue now nearing their opening date. YIMBY sat down with Spitzer to discuss his latest projects, the ongoing evolution of Williamsburg and its waterfront, as well as his thoughts on 270 Park Avenue and the potential repeal of the state cap on residential FAR.

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Harlem River Yards, image by Rafael Vinoly Architects

Exclusive Reveal for $700 Million Harlem River Yards Mega-Project, Including New York’s First Soccer Stadium Designed by Rafael Viñoly

When it comes to new developments, stadiums are a rarity in New York City. But today, YIMBY has the first look at an enormous project coming to the South Bronx waterfront, dubbed Harlem River Yards, submitted to the city by a Related-led partnership. The plans would rise adjacent to Somerset Partners’ assortment of new towers already in the works, adding another major affordable housing building, as well as the City’s first dedicated soccer stadium, with 26,000 seats, designed by Rafael Viñoly. The total cost is projected at $700 million.

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