Excavation is underway at 1491-1493 First Avenue, the site of an upcoming 24-story residential building on the border of Lenox Hill and Yorkville on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Carmel Partners, which purchased the property for $73.5 million in early 2022 from local developer Robert Chou. Previous figures put the height and floor count at 209 feet tall and 24 stories, though a new rendering spotted on site shows a much taller revision. It was last reported that there will be 94 condominium units with an average scope of around 1,900 square feet, 7,120 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and a cellar level. CP VII 78th Street Owner is the owner and Carmel Construction East is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the southwestern corner of First Avenue and East 78th Street.
Construction is now topped out at the third and final residential tower in Jersey City’s Journal Squared complex in New Jersey. Located at 595 Pavonia Avenue in the city’s Journal Square neighborhood, the 60-story building will eventually contain 596 rental apartments, and 18,000 square feet of amenities.
Last Thursday, YIMBY attended the topping out of The Arabella at 4720 Third Avenue, a nine-story residential building in the Belmont section of The Bronx. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Vertical Community Development and Sioni Group, the structure will yield 165 market-rate and affordable units designed by Marin Architects as well as retail space and a collection of amenities in the podium. DeSimone Structural Engineers is the structural engineer, REAL New York is handling leasing and marketing, and OmniBuild Construction is the general contractor for the project, which occupies a trapezoidal plot bound by East 189th Street to the north, East 188th Street to the south, Washington Avenue to the east, and Third Avenue to the west.
Construction is rising on 300 East 83rd Street, a 22-story residential building in the Yorkville section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Lalezarian Group, the 235-foot-tall structure will yield 84,266 square feet with 70 residential units, as well as cellar and ground-floor retail space. The homes will average 1,203 square feet, likely indicating condominiums. Hudson 37 LLC is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of East 83rd Street and Second Avenue.
Century 21 has reopened in its Financial District flagship in Manhattan after nearly three years of closure. Located at 22 Cortlandt Street, the bargain fashion retailer first opened in the 1960s as a family operation run by Al and Sonny Gindi. The size of the store, once ranked among the largest retail locations in Manhattan, has been reduced from its original six-story footprint to four floors at the primary 22 Cortlandt Street building.