Permits have been filed for a five-story mixed-use building at 31-21 37th Street in Astoria, Queens. The site is eight blocks away from the Steinway Street subway station, serviced by the E, M, and R trains. Cheskie Weisz of CW Realty is behind the applications.
Quay Tower is not like most of the new residential skyscrapers rising in Brooklyn. The project sits directly against the Brooklyn Heights waterfront, soaring 30 floors above the neighboring brownstone-filled streets, and features a glassy façade paired with brushed copper-hued metals that evoke the iron girders along Pier 6, nearby. Now, the building has now shattered a record for the entire borough, with its penthouse entering contract for $20 million, nearly $4 million over the previous record for a Brooklyn apartment set by actor Matt Damon.
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.