The Arabella at 4720 Third Avenue Tops Out Over Belmont, The Bronx 

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.

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300 East 83rd Street’s Superstructure Rises on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

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.

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Mayor Eric Adams speaks at the Century 21 ribbon cutting ceremony in Manhattan - Photo by Michael Appleton, Mayoral Photography Office

Retailer Century 21 Reopens at 22 Cortlandt Street in Financial District, Manhattan

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.

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Rendering of Estela - Courtesy of VUW

Interior Renderings Revealed for Estela at 414-445 Gerard Avenue in Mott Haven, The Bronx

The Domain Companies has shared a collection of interior renderings for Estela, a two-building rental property at 414 and 445 Gerard Avenue in the Mott Haven section of The Bronx. Designed by S9 Architecture, the development contains a mix of 380 market-rate apartments, 164 affordable housing units, and around 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The property is located near the Harlem River between East 144th and 146th Streets.

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Foundations Underway for Extell’s 403 East 79th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Foundation work is underway at 403 East 79th Street, the site of a 30-story medical office building in the Yorkville section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by Extell Development Company, the structure will yield 400,000 square feet of Class A offices and retail space on the ground floor and cellar levels. The Hospital for Special Surgery has signed on as the anchor tenant and will occupy 200,000 square feet across the first eight stories. Ancora Engineering is the engineer of record and Lendlease is the general contractor for the property, which is alternatively addressed as 1522 First Avenue and located between East 79th and East 80th Streets.

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