Work has yet to commence at 53 Pearl Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, where BKSK Architects has designed a multi-story rooftop expansion for the landmarked 140-year-old Italianate-style building. Located between Plymouth Street and Water Street, almost directly to the east of the Manhattan Bridge, the structure was once a factory for the Masury Paint Company and was transformed into rental apartments several years ago.
New York Landmark Preservation Commission
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is reviewing proposals to renovate and refurbish the façade of a historic bath house in Manhattan’s East Village. The property is located at 538-540 East 11th Street and today operates as Bath House Studios, a professional photography studio and events space.
An Environmental Assessment Statement released by the NYC Department of City Planning reveals how proposals to rezone Manhattan’s SoHo and NoHo neighborhoods could permanently alter the area. The actions aim to expand allowable residential density for multifamily buildings, spur the construction of income-restricted and permanently affordable housing, and increase available community facilities. If approved, the upzone could spur the development of more than 3,200 new apartment units, 108,000 gross square feet of retail space, and 35,000 square feet of community facilities. Estimates for residential development include up to 940 affordable apartment units.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will soon consider proposals from Bjarke Ingels Group to construct a large rooftop pavilion and terrace at 130 Prince Street in Soho. Located at the corner of Prince and Wooster Streets, the mixed-use commercial property will support a mix of retail and office space.
On October 27, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will review proposals from the New York City Parks Department to modernize public spaces within Court Square Park in Long Island City. Because the park grounds surround the historic Queens County Court House building constructed between 1872 and 1876, the Parks Department will need a certificate of appropriateness from the LPC.