Full demolition permits have been filed for the four-story building at 2000 2nd Avenue, in East Harlem, Manhattan. The 6,516-square-foot structure built in 1910 has been used as mixed commercial and residential building since, with 6 residential units and 3 commercial units. It is unclear what plans are in store for the 1,896 square foot lot, as no new construction permits have been filed yet. George Cambourakis of Structural Engineering Technologies PC is listed as the applicant of record.
Manhattan’s iconic MetLife Building will soon undergo a major renovation of ground floor lobby areas, including the reinstatement of a long-shuttered connection to Grand Central Terminal. Tishman Speyer, the building’s current owner, has commissioned MdeAs Architect to reimagine the space.
After purchasing a five-building site at 54-62 West 125th Street this summer, Developer Jay Group recently secured $37 million in financing to develop the mixed-use property. Their 140,000 square-foot vision in Harlem, Manhattan includes one retail unit and the addition of 141 residential units to the area between Lenox and Fifth Avenues. The projected development site qualifies for both 421-a and Industrial and Commercial Abatement Program tax benefits for the mix of commercial and residential units—30 percent of which will be affordable. JFA is responsible for the design.
A new student residence is on the rise at 415 West 120th Street designed by architect Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel. Located in Morningside Heights, the property will rise 14 stories and contain 80 units for dedicated use by Columbia University.
Designed by JCJ Architecture, a new housing development will soon take shape in Manhattan’s East Village. Located on an interior lot at 270 East 2nd Street, the property was commissioned by Barrier Free Living, a New York-based non-profit that provides temporary and permanent housing for adults with significant physical disabilities. The new development will will provide both housing and support services for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities.