Architecture

14 Fifth Avenue

Reveal for Robert A.M. Stern-Designed Tower Planned for 14 Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village

The blocks of Greenwich Village are perhaps the most difficult spot for new development in all of New York City, but according to a tipster, that hasn’t gotten in the way of Madison Realty Capital’s plans to put a new tower at 14 Fifth Avenue, between West 8th and West 9th Streets. Plans have been created for the site by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and while they have yet to receive approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the new building would be both prominent, and attractive.

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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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