It was over a year ago that we brought you news of a planned nine-story, 32-unit residential building at 42-50 27th Street, between 42nd Road and 43rd Avenue, in the heart of Long Island City. Now, we can show you what it will look like. MY Architect, based in Flushing, has published a rendering of the building.
After years of stalled sites and legal limbo sparked by a controversial rezoning, development has kicked into high gear in the former industrial patch of South Williamsburg known as the Broadway Triangle. Plans have surfaced for a six-story residential building at 54 Throop Avenue, around the corner from the Lorimer Stop on the J and M trains.
While most ongoing projects in booming Long Island City involve ground-up construction, 5-33 48th Avenue, two blocks east of the East River, is a conversion of the type more commonly seen in the borough across that river. The renovation and expansion of a four-story manufacturing building into a seven-story residential property is well underway. The project will feature 36 units, as well as retail at the ground floor. Joseph A Sultana of JLS Designs Architecture is indicated as the general contractor on the project’s work permit.
It has been about three months since we checked in on the coming Robert A.M. Stern creation at 220 Central Park South. Progress has been made since then. Photos taken by our friend Tectonic show the tower portion of the building, which rests on West 58th Street, is several stories taller, approaching the 10-story mark on its way to 66 stories.
Development doesn’t happen often in Bensonhurst, an old-school Italian enclave close to the waterfront in southern Brooklyn. But as new immigrants – particularly Chinese families – flock to the area, developers have started to pay attention to the working class stronghold full of one- and two-family homes.