Not much happened in the graffiti-covered lot at Greenpoint Avenue and West Street until this summer, when steel began to rise for a new apartment building. Now the structure at 50 Greenpoint Avenue has reached five stories, and YIMBY has photos, thanks to reader Tectonic.
The single-purpose commercial district is a staple of the city’s urban patchwork, whether it is the Diamond District at 47th Street and Fifth Avenue in Midtown, the Lighting District along the Bowery, or the former Radio Row in Lower Manhattan. Among these spaces, the Flower District in Midtown South is among the most unique. The concrete jungle meets the green jungle on sidewalks lined with rows of flowers and shrubbery. Yet while the District has been around for over a century, ongoing transformations are shaking its identity to the core.
Developers have been busy in Astoria recently, and last Friday, applications were filed for two five-story residential buildings near the 30th Avenue N/Q stop.
Hello Living’s ambitious 23-story tower is moving forward at 1580 Nostrand Avenue in Flatbush. Five months after the Brooklyn developer placed the site on the market for $28 million, the firm headed by Eli Karp has reversed course.
Just as the City Council considers creating a task force to study the impact of supertall towers near Central Park, Extell has filed plans for a comparatively modest 18-story building at 134 West 58th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.