The Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY) has released its long-term plan for the development of the district, with the ambition of creating 10,000 new jobs in the coming years. This would bring total employment to 30,000 jobs for the area. Most exciting is news that another $2.5 billion will be invested into expanding the yard by five million square feet, for manufacturing space as well as complementary businesses from the creative, tech, and innovation sectors.
Permits have been filed for a single-story community facility building at 2000 Shore Parkway in Gravesend, Brooklyn. The structure will include office space, a maintenance shop, and equipment storage space for the benefit of nearby gardens, sports fields, and playgrounds. A portion will serve as a public comfort station, and district headquarters for the department. It will be located in Calvert Vaux Park, an athletics, leisure, and nature-spotting destination that borders with Coney Island.
Permits have been filed for a single-story commercial building at 8923 Flatlands Avenue in Canarsie, Brooklyn. The site is ten blocks away from the Rockaway Parkway Station, the final stop for the L train. Gabriel Development will be responsible for the project.
Construction is moving along at One Vanderbilt in Midtown, with work on the lower floors now rising past the cantilever. Thanks to images by Tectonic, we can see the tower has reached its maximum width. It is now nearly the same height as Grand Central Terminal, which peaks at 130 feet. Several companies have recently signed on for space, with Greenberg Traurig announcing plans to move their center of New York Operations into the supertall, acquiring a fifteen-year lease for four continuous floors.
Renderings are out for a complete redesign of 609 Fifth Avenue, a large retail space on one of the busiest street corners in the country, in Midtown Manhattan. The modern façade will bring floor-to-ceiling windows to the base of the limestone structure.