A sprawling nine-story hotel may replace a collection of vacant lots and industrial buildings in Jamaica, a few blocks south of the LIRR and AirTrain station.
An attractive, early 20th century bank building has sat vacant at the corner of Pitkin Avenue and Mother Gaston Boulevard in Brownsville for a few years, a neglected architectural gem near one of the neighborhood’s sprawling housing projects. But last time YIMBY passed by the building at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, someone had started doing work on the ground floor. Now we know why: a nursing home company has filed plans to convert the commercial building into a community facility.
Locals are rallying for the Department of Education to consider building a new middle school at the vacant city lot at 47-99 37th Avenue, in Sunnyside, adjacent to the LIRR tracks. The lot measures 125,000 square feet and is currently being used to store equipment and street parts, per the Sunnyside Post. The area has one middle school, which is currently being expanded by 600 seats, although future accommodation of students will be needed if Long Island City’s rapid development spreads any further east.
YIMBY can barely keep up with all the new construction projects in the East Williamsburg-Bushwick industrial zone, and today we have renderings for a pretty unusual commercial development at 101 Bogart Street, right near the Morgan Avenue L train stop. The six-story building will hold a hotel and a house of worship.
The Hudson River Park Trust plans to redevelop the vacant Pier 26 in Tribeca, between North Moore and Laight Streets, into a science center and park space, according to The New York Times. Last week, it was announced that Rafael Viñoly will be designing the education and research facility, and OLIN will be the landscape designer. The $30 million project is being equally funded by Citigroup, the City, and, pending request, the LMDC. Completion is expected by early 2019.