After 52 years in an imposing eight-story building at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 12th Street in Greenwich Village, Forbes Magazine moved to new headquarters in Jersey City last year. Now the new owner, New York University, has filed plans to expand the 1925 office building at 60 Fifth Avenue.
Last year, ground was broken and new renderings were released for the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church planned at the also-under-construction Liberty Park, an elevated lot to the south of the World Trade Center, in the Financial District. The New York Times now reports the drum-shaped structure is rising and will be constructed with “white Pantelic marble, from the same vein in Greece that was quarried to construct the Parthenon.” Santiago Calatrava is designing, and completion of the sanctuary and park is expected in 2017.
Community Healthcare Associates, doing business as Cha Properties, has filed applications for a four-story, 49,228 square-foot community health care facility at 105-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, in the Seaside section of the Rockaways, right below the Beach 105th Street stop on the A and S trains. The building will incorporate the entire block, and the existing supermarket will have to be demolished. The Schedule A has offices occupying all four levels, and Englewood, NJ-based Ronald Schmidt is the architect of record.
Abdul Wahid has filed applications for a four-story, 16,563 square-foot religiously affiliated community building at 2105 82nd Street, in southern Bensonhurst, five blocks from the D train’s stop at 20th Avenue. The bottom floor will have the building’s lobby and area of worship, the second and third floors will be fitted for medical offices and classrooms, and the top floor will house the living quarters for three care takers. Long Island-based Willy Zambrano is the architect of record, and demolition permits were filed for two houses earlier this year.
Christian non-profit Metro World Child is renovating and expanding its Bushwick headquarters, and their development partner, Moshe Braver, has filed new building applications for a five-story residential project on their former property at 338 Evergreen Avenue.