Construction is underway to convert the vacant four-story, 7,175 square-foot building at 120 East 125th Street, in northern East Harlem, into a community facility. The Caribbean Center Cultural African Diaspora Institute is moving into the building and leading the $3.5 million conversion. According to Harlem+Bespoke, the interior has been gutted, and completion is expected later this year.
Last night, 130 people crowded into a tiny dance rehearsal room above a theater in the East Village to talk about how they could turn struggling or vacant properties into affordable spaces.
As the sprawling conversion of the old Empire Stores warehouses inches forward on the Dumbo waterfront, theater company St Ann’s Warehouse has made progress renovating one former tobacco warehouse at 45 Water Street into a performing arts space.
Hudson County Community College has broken ground on a six-story, 74,000 square-foot academic building at a former parking lot at 263 Academy Street, in Jersey City’s Journal Square. The building will house STEM classes, and completion is expected in the Fall of 2017, according to The Jersey Journal. RSC Architects is designing.
Co-Op City Baptist Church has filed applications for a three-story, nearly 17,500 square-foot religious building — fit with a sanctuary, office and class rooms, and a paster’s suite — at the bottom of Co-Op City in Baychester. The project is located at the vacant parcel at 2208 Boller Avenue, and Guy P. Romain is designing.