A rendering has been revealed of Mount Sinai Health System’s planned 70-bed hospital at 310 East 14th Street, located at the corner of Second Avenue in the East Village. The network is moving forward with the new location, dubbed Mount Sinai Downtown Beth Israel, following the scheduled closure of Mount Sinai Beth Israel, a 825-bed hospital in Gramercy.
The Orthodox Jewish community in Borough Park is growing fast. Besides building apartments, one of the most visible ways the neighborhood expands is by establishing new schools. Today we spotted plans for a six-story school at 6202 14th Avenue, in the middle of an industrial zone that separates Borough Park from Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst to the south.
Renderings have been revealed of the new 26,000-square-foot Statue of Liberty Museum to be located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The structure is designed by FXFOWLE Architects. As reported over the summer, ESI Design will be responsible for the interior spaces. The museum will include a gallery, a theater, a bookstore, and administrative offices. It will also sport a walk-up rooftop terrace accessible from the pedestrian plaza.
Construction is now four stories above street level at 1930 Bedford Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, where a seven-story, 38-unit mixed-use project is under development. The latest photo is courtesy of prolific construction photographer Tectonic. The most recent building permits indicate the project will eventually measure 59,155 square feet. There will be 7,441 square feet of medical offices on the cellar through second floors, followed by the residential units, which should average 810 square feet apiece and are likely to be rentals. Nik Lavrinoff is the developer and Z Architecture is the architect. Completion is expected in 2017.
Brooklyn-based congregation Heichal Hatfillah has filed applications for a new three-story, 93,725-square-foot synagogue at 1770 52nd Street, located at the corner of 18th Avenue in southern Borough Park. The 60-foot-tall structure will feature two lecture halls, a banquet hall, and various spaces for rituals on two below-grade levels. The ground through third levels will contain the main sanctuary, offices, and a 12,224-square-foot living quarters. Karl Fischer’s SoHo-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 26,077-square-foot site is currently vacant. The Avenue I stop on the F train is located five blocks away.