A few blocks northeast of the 63rd Drive stop on the E, M, and R trains, building applications have been filed for a new three-story development, on the site of two existing single family homes. The new structure will span 5,003 square feet, which will be divided between six units, for an average size of slightly over 800 square feet. That means rentals are likely. John Chen of John Chen Architect, PLLC is the project’s architect, and Regina Zhou of Rego Park Partner LLC is the site’s developer.
The existing building at 32 Second Avenue has stood on the corner of East 2nd Street since 1919, before being purchased and refurbished for Anthology Film Archives in 1979. Those revisions were designed by architects Raimund Abraham and Kevin Bone, and now Bone’s firm Bone/Levine Architects has submitted plans for a larger revision and expansion to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which YIMBY can now reveal.
The Midtown supertall boom may be focused on 57th Street, but a few blocks to the south, the tower that started the frenzy is finally reaching into the skyline. 53 West 53rd Street, formerly known as Torre Verre and rising adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art, is now well over halfway to its eventual 1,050-foot pinnacle. The photos were posted by Streetscaper to the YIMBY Forums.
Across the street from the latest towers rising as part of the Atlantic Yards redevelopment (now known as Pacific Park), another small building is just about to reach the finish line. The facade is mostly up and the structure has topped-out at 470 Dean Street, which stands eight floors in all, and the latest photos of progress come from Tectonic via the YIMBY Forums.
Back in 2014, YIMBY sat down with the Mayor of Jersey City, Steven Fulop, to discuss the latest happenings across the Hudson. The city’s skyline has been continuously changing since then, and YIMBY revisited similar topics once more in an interview with the Mayor this week.