Fencing is up around the site of Staten Island’s planned New York Wheel, in St. George, and it appears construction is now in full motion, per the Staten Island Advance. In 2014, YIMBY brought you renderings of the 630-foot-tall Ferris wheel, which ‘New York Wheel LLC’ is developing and Starneth BV is designing (with Perkins Eastman). Completion is expected in the first half of 2017, alongside the Empire Outlets, also in St. George.
Triangle Equities is set to break ground this fall on a huge mixed-use project just behind the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, and YIMBY has new renderings of the hotel-retail-residential complex that will complement a proposed 630-foot-tall ferris wheel.
New construction doesn’t happen often in Hunts Point, a peninsula in the southeastern corner of the Bronx that’s starved for retail and neighborhood services. But YIMBY noticed that excavation and foundation work had started at 925 Hunts Point Avenue, a 40,000-square-foot mall planned across from the Bruckner Expressway and next to the Hunts Point Avenue 6 train stop.
A one-story building in Greenwich Village will see a new life as a Mexican restaurant. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal to transform 255 Bleecker Street, most recently a sushi restaurant, into Tacombi – La Cornelia.
Second Development Services has filed applications for a two-story, 33-foot-tall retail building spanning the vacant lots at 232-240 Smith Street, in northern Carroll Gardens. The building will have 10,000 square feet of commercial space, and OCV Architects is the architect of record. The site’s former single-story retail structure was demolished in 2007.