In May, the Landmarks Preservation Commission added seven new sites to their calendar of items under consideration for designation within the Greater East Midtown Initiative area. That brought the total number under consideration to 12. In July, public hearings were held for the previously calendared five items. On Tuesday, a hearing was held for those seven items added in May.
A deteriorating piece of Greenwich Village dating back to the time of President Andrew Jackson will be demolished. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal for a new building at 327 Bleecker Street.
The Brearley School aims to expand its Upper East Side campus with a new 12-story building at 590 East 83rd Street, on the corner of East End Avenue.
A pair of over century-old combined buildings in SoHo are on their way back to commercial use. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal for 61-63 Crosby Street.
As residential towers begin to rise around the former Domino Sugar factory in South Williamsburg, a much more modest project is nearing the finish line a few blocks inland, on South 1st Street between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue. Investmates Real Estate is putting the finishing touches on four two-family townhouses as 127-131 South 1st Street, not far from the Williamsburg Bridge or the restaurants and shops along the waterfront.