Architecture

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Revealed: Two ODA-Designed Towers for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6

Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer unveiled the design and developer for the two towers planned on the park’s final development site at Pier 6. RAL Development, who converted the former Jehovah’s Witnesses warehouse at 360 Furman Street to a pricey condo project known as One Brooklyn Bridge Park, is partnering with Oliver Realty to develop the buildings.

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P.S. 31 pictured mid-demolition in April, photo by Nathan Kensinger for Curbed

City Moves to Redevelop Crumbling P.S. 31 in the South Bronx

Preservationists spent years decrying the state of the decrepit, city-owned school at 425 Grand Concourse in the South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven, until the city announced that it would demolish the landmarked Gothic building, formerly P.S. 31, in April. Now the Department of Housing Preservation and Development has released an RFP (request for proposals) to redevelop the property into affordable housing.

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Prospect Plaza Affordable Housing Rises in Ocean Hill

Fifteen years ago, the city emptied out the block-long Prospect Plaza housing project in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn, promising to redevelop and move the 1,500 former residents back in. Last year, NYCHA finally demolished the four dilapidated apartment towers and began construction on 364 units of affordable housing. YIMBY recently stopped by the site on Park and Prospect Places between Saratoga and Howard Avenues. Phase 1 of the development has taken shape on the north side of Prospect Place, and windows are already going in on both buildings.

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