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1301 Surf Avenue

Mixed-Use Commercial Conversion Planned for Eight-Story Coney Island Theater Building, 1301 Surf Avenue

The first preliminary renderings have been revealed of the planned mixed-use commercial conversion of the eight-story, 115,000-square-foot Coney Island Theater Building (a.k.a. Shore Theater), an individual landmark at 1301 Surf Avenue, located on the corner of Stillwell Avenue on Coney Island. PYE Properties currently plans to transform the property into retail space and a hotel, while restoring the existing theater, which has been rapidly deteriorating, to an entertainment venue, Brooklyn Daily reported. Office and community space may also be included, depending on the tenants that show interest. Alteration permits haven’t yet been filed with the Buildings Department. Since the building is a landmark, the Landmarks Preservation Commission must approved any exterior alterations. PYE acquired the Shore Theater in January for $20 million. The Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue stop on the D/F and N/Q trains is across the street.


520 West 28th Street

Façade Being Installed On 11-Story, 39-Unit Mixed-Use Project At 520 West 28th Street, West Chelsea

Work is well underway to install the curtain wall on the 11-story, 39-unit mixed-use building under development at 520 West 28th Street, in West Chelsea. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos taken by ILNY/NYConstructionPhoto (h/t Curbed NY). The building, encompassing 188,696 square feet, was designed by the late Zaha Hadid, who also fashioned the yet-to-be revealed design for another condominium project at 220 11th Avenue, two blocks south. At 520 West 28th Street, the ground floor will host 11,183 square feet of commercial-retail, followed by 39 condominiums on the floors above. On average, the apartments should measure 3,533 square feet. Amenities include a 75-foot-long pool, a private IMAX theater, a spa suite, an entertainment room, a fitness center, private residential storage space, a garden near the lobby, and an automated 11-car parking garage in the cellar. Related Companies is the developer and Ismael Leyva Architect is the architect of record. The structure topped out earlier this year and completion is expected later this year.


Rendering of the roof deck at 196 Orchard Street. Credit: Williams New York

New Renderings for 196 Orchard on the Lower East Side

The Lower East Side is in the midst of a new era of transformation. The Streit’s Matzo Factory has moved, construction of Essex Crossing is humming along, a neighborhood-wide beautification project should reach its goal this summer, and the Lowline is moving forward. The Houston Street corner opposite an iconic deli is also getting a new neighbor, and now there’s a new look at that project.

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968 60th Street

Exterior Work Wraps on Five-Story, 92-Unit Mixed-Use Project at 968 60th Street, Borough Park

Exterior construction appears to be nearly wrapped up on the five-story, 92-unit mixed-use building under development at 968 60th Street, in western Borough Park. Photos of the construction progress were taken by Pablo Enriquez for the New York Times. Dubbed Hamilton, the 134,367-square-foot building will include 13,848 square feet of ground-floor commercial-retail. The residential units above, which will be rental apartments, should average 931 square feet apiece. They will range from studios to three-bedrooms.

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