Articles by Nikolai Fedak

226-232 East Broadway, rendering by S4 Architecture

Exclusive Reveal for Two-Towered 226-232 East Broadway as the Lower East Side’s Skyscraper Boom Continues

The Lower East Side’s ongoing development boom has been substantial, with projects ranging from Essex Crossing to One Manhattan Square now nearing completion. But in between those two sites, on a seemingly forgotten block of East Broadway, plans are in the works for another two high-rises. YIMBY last reported on 226-232 East Broadway back in 2016, when the Ascend Group acquired the buildings and lots for $47.5 million. Today, we have the exclusive first look at what’s expected to rise on the site, with two towers of 20 and 36 stories apiece expected to flank the landmark former nursing home at 228 East Broadway.

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316 5th Avenue

Exclusive Reveal for Koreatown’s First Residential Skyscraper at 316 Fifth Avenue, by Kohn Pedersen Fox

The blocks of NoMad and its immediate surrounds remain incredibly active in terms of new development, and the wave of construction sweeping Fifth Avenue is about to yield yet another skyscraper. Today, YIMBY has an exclusive first look at what’s in store for 316 Fifth Avenue, in Koreatown, where developer Cottonwood Management is planning a 539-foot-tall tower designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox.

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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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