In some good news, a space in Midtown overrun with cars is finally being given back to the pedestrians. Canoe plaza has officially opened, adding a green landscape to the formerly car-blighted lot. Shanti Nagel designed the avenue-long park on 36th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue. The development has occurred thanks to Quandrum Global, owner of the Arlo Hotel brand prominent throughout New York City.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 1620 New York Avenue in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. The site is four blocks away from the Flatbush Avenue subway station, end of the line for 2 and 5 trains, and center of a major commercial intersection. Joel Jacob is listed as responsible for the applications.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story medical facility at 131-10 Avery Avenue in Flushing, Queens. The site is located next to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, ten blocks away from the Flushing-Main Street LIRR train station and the Main Street subway station, end of the line for 7 trains. The Avery Group will be responsible for the development.
The latest Upper West Side tower designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill is sealing up. It has ten months since the 33-story residential building at 1865 Broadway topped out, and just now the façade has finally reached the top.
Permits have been filed for an 11-story mixed-use building at 165 Lexington Avenue in Kips Bay, Manhattan. The site is four blocks away from the 33rd Street subway station, serviced by the 6 trains. Lexington Partners, a private equities firm with $38 billion in total assets, will be responsible for the development.