On the northern edge of the Financial District, construction is making major headway on the site comprising 23 Park Row, which will imminently stand 54 floors and 701 feet to its rooftop. YIMBY reported on permits back in April of 2016, before posting the first renderings last June. The tower, designed by COOKFOX Architects, will become one of the more prominent residential buildings in the neighborhood, and foundation work at the site has now begun.
Back in April of 2015, YIMBY reported on the filing of new building applications for a long-forlorn site at 17 Convent Avenue, on the corner of West 128th Street, in West Harlem. Later that year we featured preliminary drawings of what the lot would yield, and now, we have the actual reveal for the project, which is going to result in remarkably attractive infill.
Among the many neighborhoods that comprise Lower Manhattan, few have an identity as abstract as “Hudson Square,” which was only dubbed thusly relatively recently, following a re-zoning. While it will still take a few more years for New Yorkers to realize it isn’t “beyond Tribeca,” “below the Village,” or “no bridge, just tunnel,” developers have raced ahead of impending recognition with plans for several new buildings, including 565 Broome Street, 100 Vandam Street, and now, another, at 111 Varick Street.
A few blocks east of Morningside Park, just past Frederick Douglass Boulevard, another vacant site is set to yield a substantial development. Permits have been filed for 251 West 117th Street, in the heart of Harlem, which will yield a new residential structure alongside a school, which is currently being refurbished.
Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy doesn’t always see the best executions of infill development, but new filings for 375 Stuyvesant Avenue will hopefully provide an example for others to follow. DXA Studio applied for the permits, indicating the new building should be both innovative and attractive, and Oren Evenhar of Pinestone Greene LLC is listed as the developer. The structure will rise five floors and have 7,386 square feet of residential space, to be divided amongst seven units. With a design-minded architect and an average unit size of over 1,000 square feet, condominiums would appear likely. An existing building on the site is landmarked, though there appears to be ample room to accommodate the new structure, which has yet to be reviewed by the LPC.