City Tech spent nearly a decade trying to redevelop the Klitgord Building in Downtown Brooklyn before the school broke ground on a new eight-story academic center in 2013. Now construction is chugging along at 285 Jay Street, and YIMBY reader Tectonic took some shots of the progress last week.
Back in October of 2015, the Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School, located in the five-story building at 147 St. Nicholas Avenue, between West 117th and 118th streets in Harlem, filed applications for an expansion into the vacant corner lot on 118th Street. The five-story, 37,907-square-foot structure would be transformed into a six-story, 51,517-square-foot building through various vertical and horizontal expansions. Harlem+Bespoke now has an on-site rendering of the project, being designed by BL Companies Inc. Once completed, the building will include a cafeteria, classrooms, muti-purpose rooms, administration offices, and an auditorium.
Back in 2013, the city’s School Construction Authority announced plans to renovate the exterior of the six-story, 102-foot-tall Seward Park High School, located at 350 Grand Street, on the Lower East Side. Since then the structure has been shrouded in scaffolding, and the façade is finally being revealed, Bowery Boogie reports. Upgrades include new windows, new parapets, and rooftop installations, and it appears much of the brick has been restored and cleaned. The building never closed, and work was done only after school hours and on the weekends. The rest of the scaffolding is expected to be removed imminently.
Brooklyn-based Allied Properties has filed applications for a six-story, 59,784-square-foot school at 429 89th Street, in Bay Ridge, located three blocks south of the 86th Street stop on the R train. The school will probably be private as it wasn’t filed by the city’s School Construction Authority (NYCSCA), but it will be located right next to the five-story Public School Nos. 104 and 185 Annex, which is at 415 89th Street, and a block from Public School 264. The new building will featurea total of 29 classrooms, a gym and locker rooms, two squash courts, administration offices, a library, a theater/auditorium, and a cafeteria. The 107-foot-tall school would replace a 100-foot-wide, single-story auto body shop. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. Edward Mill’s TriBeCa-based Edward I. Mills & Associates is the architect of record.
A 35-story mixed-use project in the Financial District can now go forward, thanks to approval from the Landmarks Preservation on Tuesday. The project is at 77 Greenwich Street (a.k.a. 42 Trinity Place) and needed LPC approval because it would cantilever over the Robert and Anne Dickey House, an individual landmark immediately to the south at 67 Greenwich Street (a.k.a. 28-30 Trinity Place). The changes to the design weren’t too dramatic and one of them was described as a “no-brainer” by the LPC chair.