Architecture

950 55th Street

Permits Filed for 950 55th Street, Borough Park, Brooklyn

An anonymous LLC has filed permits for a six-story mixed-use building at 950 55th Street, in Borough Park, Brooklyn. The site is nine blocks away from the Fort Hamilton Parkway Subway station, serviced by the N, Q, and W trains. Slightly further away is the 55th Street station, serviced by the D train. The area has a vibrant Asian community, with dozens of busy restaurants and markets along the nearby 8th Avenue corridor.

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712 East 187th Street

Permits Filed for 712 East 187th Street, Belmont, Bronx

Permits have been filed for a five-story mixed-use building at 712 East 187th Street, in Belmont, The Bronx. This would replace a single-story retail structure. The proposal is mostly residential, with space also included for a community facility and commercial retail. The two nearest subway stations are on 183rd street, one serviced by the B and D trains, and the other, the 4 train. They’re both about a half hours’ walk.

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356 East 139th Street

Permits Filed for 356 East 139th Street, Mott Haven, Bronx

For the second time, permits have been filed for a seven-story charter school in The Bronx’s Mott Haven, by the Academic Leadership Charter School. The ALCS currently has two locations in the borough, one for kindergarten through fourth grade, and the other for fifth grade through eighth. They plan to relocate both groups into the new building, reuniting the schools under one roof. The new site is three blocks away from the 3rd Avenue and 138th Street Station, serviced by the 6 train, and ten blocks away from the 3rd Avenue  & 149th street station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. The school will be across the street from Willis playground, a public park.

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685 First Avenue, rendering by bloomimages

Solow’s 685 First Avenue Nearing Completion, Murray Hill

Among the few vacant lots remaining in Murray Hill, 685 First Avenue, between East 39th and 40th Streets, was one of the largest before permits were filed back in August of 2015. In May of 2016, the first renderings for the building were released, and by January of this year, construction was several floors above street level. Now, the latest photos from 5B Films show that work has topped-out, and the facade is closing in on the upper levels, as the 42-story tower approaches completion.

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The Milstein Center Rendering

Construction Nearly Complete for Barnard College’s Milstein Center

Barnard College announced plans to build a new 11-story library and academic center to replace the existing Lehman Hall back in 2014, estimating the project would cost $150 million. YIMBY reported on permit filings for 40 Claremont Avenue back in October of 2015, and now, construction is just about complete on the attractive new building, as seen in the latest from Tectonic.

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