Construction is just getting underway on 685 First Avenue in Midtown East, where a 460-foot-tall residential building will eventually fill a block-long hole in the ground between 39th and 40th streets. Now, we have new renderings for the tower, which is being designed by renowned Modernist architect Richard Meier.
The landmarked, Neo-Renaissance office building at 140 West 57th Street is about to become condos, bringing even more pricey apartments to Billionaires’ Row.
Vacant lots along Broadway, on the border between Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant, serve as a reminder of when both neighborhoods were victims of neglect and abandonment. But they are quickly disappearing. Plans were filed over the weekend for a five-story apartment building at 766 Decatur Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, between Broadway and Thomas S. Boyland Street. New building applications call for 10 apartments and 5,500 square feet of residential space, for tiny apartments averaging 550 square feet apiece. Each floor would have two apartments, and the top floor would host a pair of duplex penthouses.
Large new residential projects don’t happen often in the Rockaways, where most neighborhoods are zoned for small apartment buildings and one- and two-family homes. But one developer is planning a nine-story, mixed-use building at 1-37 Beach 116th Street in Rockaway Park, steps from the boardwalk and the ocean.
Apartments are finally taking shape on a long-vacant lot at the corner of Kent and West streets, along the Greenpoint waterfront. Tectonic swung by the site at 44 Kent Street to bring us an update on the project, which is one of several new buildings rising in this former industrial neighborhood.