Church conversions in New York City always seem to be an architectural roll of the dice, but YIMBY noticed this fairly attractive rendering on the fence at 81 Ten Eyck Street in East Williamsburg, where the former St Mary’s Catholic Church is being transformed into apartments.
The blocks around McCarren Park are booming with development, and now YIMBY has a construction rendering for one of those projects—at 137 Bayard Street, between Manhattan and Graham Avenues in Greenpoint.
DNAinfo reports BFC Partners have broken ground this week on Empire Outlets, a 100-store mall at 35 Richmond Terrace, in St. George. The development will also include an 11-story, 190-unit mixed-use hotel and residential building, and the entire project will total 443,000 square feet. DNAinfo also broke news of the mall’s most recently signed tenants; Applebee’s, Gap, and White House Black Market will together take 100,000 square feet, joining H&M and Nordstrom Rack.
EV Grieve has noticed Vinbaytel Property Development’s seven-story, seven-condo-unit mixed-use building is wrapping up construction at 67 Avenue C, in the East Village. The façade has been installed, and the building will also includes a commercial unit for a retail tenant. Opening is scheduled for this summer.
While escalating prices are a bad thing, zoning limitations and historic districts are quickly turning the Lower East Side into one of the only parts of New York City where attractive and occasionally avant-garde architecture is legitimately feasible. YIMBY can now reveal the design for one of the neighborhood’s dwindling number of development sites, at 57 Orchard Street, where DXA Studio is designing a 15-story condominium tower.