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chris08876 Apr 18, 2014 2:02 PM

NEW YORK | MID/LOW RISES | General Developments Updates/Compilation
New York City's Mid Rise/Low Rise Updates/Compilation

New York City has been experiencing the greatest boom since the early 20th century. We are experiencing a whole new era of high rise, mid rise, and low rise construction. In order to not crowd the High Rise Development thread with smaller projects, NYC needs to have a general developments thread/compilation where we can neatly place all of the smaller projects. Similar to the Chicago and Atlanta general developments, this thread should serve to document projects that are generally below 12 stories which includes mid/low rises and other developments such as parks,piers, street designs,etc. (General Developments) .

Highrise Thread for structures 12 floors > / 120 FT > can be found here: NEW YORK CITY | Highrise Compilation and Directory 2018 Version

Format: I'm thinking every project should have the name on top, bold, and a rendering that is reasonable size. I know sometimes its difficult to find smaller ones, but something around 1024x768 or 800x600 is appropriate. For sake of neatness. Along with a brief description of the height, floors, features, etc. And in quotes if its from a source. Usually information from other sources without quotes makes it look very sloppy and hard to navigate. Along with proper citing of course.

:star: Landmark/Historical Districts GIS:
* Thanks to Photolith for the find

Comments: Try to keep the discussion relevant. Opinions are welcome, but be a little mature with them. No flaming/trolling please.

- Chris E.

My Other Encyclopedia Style Compilations:

1) NEW YORK CITY | Highrise Compilation and Directory 2016 Version
2) FLORIDA | HIGH/MID/LOW RISES | Updates/Compilation (Whole State)
3) SHENZHEN | Projects and Developments
4) TEXAS | Cities Compilation and Directory 2015 Version
5) GLOBAL SUPERTALLS | Supertall Compilation From Every Country

chris08876 Apr 18, 2014 2:09 PM

75 First Avenue


Permits indicate the development will span 34,055 square feet, with the bulk of the project dedicated to residential use. 8,456 square feet will be given to ground-floor retail, while the remaining 25,599 square feet will be divided between 27 units. 75 First Avenue will stand 80 feet in total.

chris08876 Apr 18, 2014 2:15 PM

433 First Avenue


NYU’s page on the site indicates the new building will span 170,000 square feet, which permits corroborate; the structure will stand eleven stories and 162 feet tall, allowing generous ceiling heights.

50 Clinton Street


1) 7 stories
2) Lower East Side

247 North 7th Street


1) Two 7 Story Properties
2)Location is in the Williamsburg neighboorhood.

31-43 Vernon Boulevard


1) 6 stories
2) Astoria-Long Island City border
April 11, 2014
All three projects at:

255 E. Houston St


Turns out that the city approved plans for a 10-story building here back in July. According to the DOB, there will be 14 residential units here… Plans show 11,522 square feet for residential use … and 2,527 square feet for community facility space.

329 Pleasant Ave.

27-07 43rd Avenue


Permits indicate the development will span 57,173 square feet, with ground floor retail to be topped by 50 residences. Floors two through nine will have six apartments each, while the penthouse level will have two units, as well as a rooftop terrace.
Packard Square West


Permits for Packard Square West indicate that the development will measure 64,219 square feet, with all of the space devoted to residential use. The building will stand eleven stories tall, rising 100 feet above street level; the project will have 88 units in total.
8 West 70th Street


Opposition to the development hinges on it being an “inappropriate condominium tower,” when in reality it will only stand nine stories tall, and will in fact be significantly shorter than typical buildings on West 70th Street.

URL Staten Island


The actual buildings are relatively simple, and per Concrete, they will provide “affordable, compact yet spatial, partly furnished rental apartments,” with approximately 900 units in total. Residences will be located above the development’s 30,000 square feet of retail space, and the project will also include 600 parking spaces, which is a necessity given URL Staten Island’s relatively suburban location.

446 West 167th Street


Permits indicate that 446 West 167th Street will stand eight stories tall, with a total of 39 units; the development’s square footage will be divided between the residential space and additional components, with an ambulatory care center to be located on the first floor, and a ‘community facility’ set to occupy space on the second level. In total, HAP’s building will have 33,149 square feet, with the majority — measuring 25,968 square feet — to be divided between the condominiums.
The Kestrel, 33 Caton Place


For a long time, the building rising at 23-33 Caton Place was shrouded in mystery, but recently, all of the details were revealed. It's being developed by Sam Boymelgreen, son of the infamous Shaya Boymelgreen, and it will have 126 rentals when it opens this April. DJ Associtates designed the building, now called Kestrel, and amenities include an attended lobby, attended parking, a rooftop deck, gym, lounge, storage, kid's room, and a pet spa.

350 East Houston Street


Despite the lack of any public information, construction appears imminent, and the building will eventually stand nine stories tall.
210 East 52nd Street

Harlem Dowling

17 East 12th Street

12 East 13th Street

22 Caton Place

223 North 8th Street

181 West 126th Street


Permits have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use building at 181 West 126th Street, on the corner of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard; the existing low-rise is occupied by a restaurant. The architect of record is Frank Petruso, and the developer is ’2121 ACP LLC.’

Busy Bee Apr 18, 2014 2:29 PM


Originally Posted by chris08876 (Post 6544995)

I can't beleive they're going to cantilever over that miserable one story rite aid permenantly ensuring it stays a one story rite aid. Ridiculous.

chris08876 Apr 18, 2014 2:59 PM

New Developments: (Just finished in 2014/recently)



142 N 6TH AND 125 N 5TH

109 GOLD

2280 FDB


The Trillium Condominium

chris08876 Apr 18, 2014 8:57 PM

Recent Developments:

The Icon52




The Louver House

chris08876 Apr 18, 2014 9:08 PM

Soori High Line (522 W. 29th St.)


Heads up, apartment hunters—a striking new building is on its way to Chelsea, and this Manhattan luxury development looks like one to keep an eye out for. Developed by Blackhouse and Oriel, this impressive structure will be located at 522 West 29th Street and will contain 27 luxury condominiums. The 11-story building is being designed by SCDA Architects and has been named the Soori High Line.

540 West 49th Street

500 W.21st St.

1) 80ft
2) 8 fl

chris08876 Apr 18, 2014 9:24 PM

10 Bond Street

chris08876 Apr 18, 2014 9:38 PM

Condo Conversion:



The condo conversion of the cast iron building at Broadway and Franklin Street is exactly the type of project preservationists love. Developer Knightsbridge Properties painstakingly restored some 4,000 ornamental pieces on the facade, and they brought in architect Shigeru Ban to create a modern addition that pleased the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Inside, there are 11 now-duplex condos plus two penthouse units, ranging from a 2,850-square-foot 3BR to a 4,890-square-foot 5BR.
Condo Conversion: 72 POPLAR STREET


A former police station in Brooklyn Heights has been converted into 14 condos by the Daten Group and Freyer Architects. Three new stories were built atop the 100-year-old structure, and sales could start any day now.
Condo Conversion: 7 HARRISON


There will be 10 half-floor units, one townhouse with a private backyard, and one duplex penthouse with a large terrace. The penthouse is expected to ask more than $25 million.


A 33-unit rental building designed by the Brooklyn-based firm MDIM is nearing completion in Williamsburg. The units will be one- and two-bedrooms, some of which will have private outdoor space. Rents will range from $2,400 to $4,800.


Reps from Sterling Equities tell us the four-story development planned for the Regency Carts site in Gowanus will become condos. And the new building will have 35 apartments, instead of the 32 we reported when the developers filed plans in October. Scaffolding was erected last week, as GYFO noted, and it looks like work could begin soon.



Made of 56 prefabricated containers shipped in from Pennsylvania, The Stack in Inwood is one of the pioneers in modular construction in the city. We've tracked the project from renderings to a time-lapse video of of the capsules getting, well, stacked. And now, after a few months of delay, its 28 units will hit the rental market this spring.



Nolita's 199 Mott is green developer Alfa’s fourth LEED Gold-striving project. Located between Spring and Delancey, the ground-up eight-story structure has a handsome red brick, steel and limestone facade designed by Kutnicki Bernstein Architects. It will house 11 two- and three-bedroom residences, ranging from 1,2225 to over 3,000 square feet.


A whole bunch of renders and details were recently unveiled as Xinyuan very publicly marketed the project to Chinese buyers. Here's what's included in the development: 216 condos, ranging from one to six bedrooms. Of those, 15 are private townhomes, each with its own garage. There are also four penthouses that also come with private garages, accessible via elevator. (The townhouses and penthouses all have jacuzzis, btw.) Residents have access to amenities including an indoor lap pool, gym, steam and sauna rooms, children's playroom, and a rooftop with a reflection pool. A 10,000-square-foot space intended for a nonprofit art gallery is on site. While WASA is the architect of record, the interiors should be special. The project's name—Oosten—is Dutch, and that's because the interior designer for the whole place is Piet Boon, who is making his NYC debut with luxe Park Avenue South project Huys. Construction is finally underway, sales are scheduled to launch in early May and occupancy is expected in the last quarter of 2015.


The long-stalled conversion of the Caledonian Hospital beside Prospect Park is finally becoming a reality. The Chetrit Group-developed, Karl Fischer-designed condo will come to market this spring with 120 rental apartments. It will have studios, one-, two- and three-bedrooms, plus 128 attending parking spaces in the cellar level, and 67 bike parking spaces.



Once upon a time, notorious architect Karl Fischer had plans for 316 Bergen Street in Boerum Hill, but thankfully those plans died. The building is now designed by ODA Architecture, and developers the Naftali Group and AEW Capital Management are planning an 85-unit rental with a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units. Amenities include an attended lobby, fitness center, two lounges, a landscaped roof deck, an interior courtyard, and "unlimited access to noted concierge, Abigail Michaels."


The 114 condos across sister buildings at 540 West 49th Street are rolling out in two waves. One batch launched sales in late October, and there are currently 35 condos in contract and 13 available listings. Meanwhile, the north tower (note the big red arrows indicating which one it is) will launch sales of its 60 apartments this month. Just to give a sense of the pricing, the apartments on the market right now for the south tower range from a studio for $705,000 to a 2BR/2BA penthouse for $2.7M.
46-09 11TH STREET

chris08876 Apr 19, 2014 12:54 AM

Long-Stalled Pier 26 Maritime Education Center Gets $10M to Move Forward


The city has secured $10 million in state funds from a trio of agencies to build a stalled maritime education and research center on the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan.
The state-of-the-art so-called “estuarium” will sit on Pier 26, just south of the Holland Tunnel in Tribeca, between Hubert and North Moore streets.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will reportedly contribute $5 million and the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation will shell out an additional $4.75 million to build the 10,000- to 12,000-square-foot facility. Additionally, the Department of State has agreed to match $335,000 in design and planning funds, the article said.
The state will soon issue a request for expressions of interest for a group to build and run the center. The project has been in the works since 2007.
The Hudson River Park Trust is also interested in the pier and is planning a 200-seat restaurant, slated to open in 2015, that will join the newly constructed boathouse, according to DNAinfo.
April 18, 2014

chris08876 Apr 19, 2014 2:06 PM

New Stapleton Waterfront

Renderings: (This also includes the URL Staten Island)



The Homeport, a 35-acre decommissioned U.S. Naval Base in Staten Island, is poised to become a new, mixed-use residential community in accordance with the community-driven New Stapleton Waterfront Development Plan.

The first phase of the development will activate and reconnect an underutilized waterfront through new housing opportunities, retail and significant improvements in public infrastructure.

The Ironstate Development Company will transform 7-acres into a sustainable development of rental housing units and retail stores. In addition, the City will invest $32 million for road improvements and a new waterfront esplanade for the historic Stapleton community and all of Staten Island. Future phases of development will include additional public open space.

Recently Finished: Jefferson Condominiums


The Jefferson will be an 82-unit condominium with 1, 2, and 3bedroom, and studio condominiums to create home-ownership opportunities in the neighborhood.

Reade Chambers/ 71 Reade Street


Sales launched today at Reade Chambers, a new 17-unit boutique condominium at 71 Reade Street in Tribeca, the sponsors told The Real Deal. Four units at the building are being offered for sale so far, including a four-bedroom spread asking $5.63 million and a one-bedroom unit with a price tag of $1.7 million.
The developer of the project, which is currently under construction, is CBSK Ironstate, a partnership comprising SK Development, Ironstate Development and Charles Blaichman. The same partnership developed the Jefferson condominium in the East Village, which recently sold out, as TRD reported.

chris08876 Apr 19, 2014 2:22 PM

Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction Project


Rockaway Beach Overview

After Hurricane Sandy, more than $140 million was invested to repair and restore Rockaway Beach. As part of this work, led by the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and the NYC Department of Design and Construction, intact sections of boardwalk were repaired, damaged beach buildings were renovated with new boardwalk islands constructed around them, public restrooms and lifeguard stations were installed to replace destroyed facilities, and interim shoreline protection and anti-erosion measures were created. Thanks to this work, more than three million people visited Rockaway Beach last summer.

The next phase of work to restore Rockaway Beach is to design and build more resilient boardwalks, dunes, and other protective structures and create an integrated conceptual plan for restoring, relocating, or enhancing recreational facilities, concession opportunities, and pedestrian/bicycle access.
March 31, 2014

Hypothalamus Apr 19, 2014 3:11 PM

NEW YORK | 62-96 Woodhaven Blvd | 73 FT | 7 FLOORS

Former Rego Park eatery faces demolition
Home of the former Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant to become apartments

April 19, 2014 09:00AM
62-96 Woodhaven Blvd. in Queens


Shortly after a famous Rego Park eatery shuttered its doors, a developer has made plans to tear down part of the building it occupied.

The Astoria-based Criterion Group plans to tear down the northern half of 62-96 Woodhaven Blvd., home of the recently closed Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant, to build apartments.

The destruction of part of the building would make way for a proposed seven-story, 114-unit apartment building, according to documents filed with and approved by the Department of Buildings.

Eric Benaim, CEO of Modern Spaces NYC, the firm in charge of marketing for the planned apartment building, said that they were “still in the early stages” on the planned demolition and constuction.

John Abbracciamento, the owner of both the closed restaurant and building it partially occupied, said he was unsure of what would become of the site.

Some of the shop owners who maintain businesses in the building say they had no knowledge of the structure’s potential demolition.

Ilana Shilim and her daughter, Kathy, owners of a dog grooming business at nearby 62-78 Woodhaven Blvd., said they will be moving their business a few blocks down the street to 61-29 Woodhaven Blvd. because of the uncertainty surrounding the building’s future.

chris08876 Apr 19, 2014 6:20 PM

Cuomo awards $4 million for clean-energy transportation projects


Gov. Andrew Cuomo has awarded $4.3 million for 17 projects, including five in New York City, aimed at creating more energy-efficient and cleaner transportation systems.
Technologies that qualified for funding included electrified transport, heavy-duty/commercial vehicles, advanced vehicle components, and efforts to reduce traffic congestion, improve infrastructure or reduce energy use in transportation by road, rail, water or air.
Cuomo said these projects are in line with his goal to increase support for new and innovative clean energy technologies that help reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

In New York City, the projects include:

LED lighting for New York City’s subway($242,000) – Westbury-based Clear-Vu Lighting will expand its LED lighting products to include a new device to be used in the New York City subway system. Clear-Vu's product would replace a compact fluorescent lighting system used to light tunnels with a LED-based system that would significantly reduce installation and energy costs.
Improving traffic management ($75,000)– Bandwagon of Brooklyn will work with researchers at Columbia University, New York University and several city agencies to develop an open database management system that would pool sources of electronic information on traffic flow in order to promote traffic data accessibility, improve traffic management, increase traffic efficiency and reduce fuel use due to traffic delays.

Wireless electric vehicle charging ($240,000)– New York-based HEVO Power is working with NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Pepsi-Co/Frito-Lay of Purchase, and several other partners, to develop wireless electric vehicle charging technology. The concept uses a wireless transmitter in the pavement and a receiver unit mounted under the vehicle. The technology is meant to promote the growth of electric vehicles in New York City.

Reducing FDNY ambulance idling ($360,000)– The Fire Department of the City of New York averages 625 ambulance trips per day, strategically dispersed throughout the five boroughs to minimize response time. However, those ambulances can idle 12 hours a day, wasting fuel. Truck stop electrification company Shorepower Technologies of Utica is working with Eldor Electric LLLC of College Point and the FDNY on a pilot project to design, install and evaluate street-side electric connections to replace wasteful idling.

Car-share/van-pool efficiency ($325,000)– New York’s Social Bicycles seeks to combine car-share and van-pool programs to make more efficient use of idled vehicles for work commuting, airport trips, large entertainment events such as concerts, and other uses.
Other projects in the state include energy-efficient ways to control airplane traffic at major airports, research on constructing hybrid bus motors, and ways to improve truck aerodynamics and tire pressure monitoring.
Apr 18, 2014

Hypothalamus Apr 19, 2014 7:27 PM

Gowanus coal pockets being razed
Canal continues to see demolition, changes

April 19, 2014 11:00AM
Burns Brothers coal pockets at Gowanus Canal


The Burns Brothers coal pockets by the Goawnus Canal are in the process of being torn down, presumably to make way for a new office development.

The Burns Brothers coal pockets were in operation on Sixth Street at Second Avenue in Brooklyn from 1915 to 1938. Eight pockets were built between 1915 and 1924. By 1938, 10 more were built.

The forthcoming office development that will take the coal pockets’ place will also overtake the neighboring bus depot.

The demolition of these coal pockets immediately follows the tearing down of Gowanus’s silos on Carroll Street earlier this month. The Carroll Street silos were taken down to make room for The Lightstone Group’s upcoming massive 700-unit apartment complex.
©Eymund Diegel

Perklol Apr 19, 2014 7:52 PM


Originally Posted by chris08876 (Post 6546171)
Cuomo awards $4 million for clean-energy transportation projects

Apr 18, 2014

Of course. Cuomo emphasizes cars/trucks over buses and subways. No surprise there. :yuck:

fimiak Apr 20, 2014 5:30 PM


Originally Posted by Eveningsong (Post 6546250)
Of course. Cuomo emphasizes cars/trucks over buses and subways. No surprise there. :yuck:

Yeah he spent just over one million dollars on New York City. That is an absolute pittance coming from the state for transportation.

chris08876 Apr 21, 2014 4:29 PM

J&R finds partner to redevelop sites next to closed store
From left: 23 and 31 Park Row, Rachelle and Joe Friedman, and 1-15 Park Row rendering


Plans for the store call for “an unprecedented retailing concept and social mecca,” the owners said in a memo. “In order to facilitate this exciting new initiative, the buildings that J&R occupies have to be totally reimagined and redeveloped.” The owner have not yet decided if an iteration of J&R Music and Computer World will be part of the new complex. Its electronics will continue to be sold online via and the J&R website.

In recent years, the Friedmans shifted the sections of the block-long emporium out of 23 and 31 Park Row and into primarily 1-15 Park Row. The retail buildings have been mostly vacant since the repositioning of the electronics business, sources said.
The developers are considering options for the commercially zoned space, though it is expected they will retain its retail use, sources said.
April 21, 2014

Hypothalamus Apr 21, 2014 6:37 PM

NEW YORK | 215 Moore St | FT | FLOORS
The Brownstoner:

Touting Bushwick’s “Transformation,” Massey Knakal Markets 2.5-Acre Office-Retail Site There
by Cate 04/21/14 11:30am


Massey Knakal is marketing a huge site in Bushwick’s loft area as a “redevelopment opportunity.” An email we received about it urged us to ”join the transformation in Morgantown of East Williamsburg/Bushwick.”

While there is no set list price, the sellers are expecting 215 Moore Street will bring in about $29,500,000, said Massey Knakal Senior Associate Michael Mazzara.

The 2.3-acre site contains five industrial buildings totaling nearly 47,000 square feet, including 1,000 square feet of frontage on Moore, Seigel and White streets. It’s zoned for manufacturing and nearly 170,000 square feet of commercial space is allowed, according to the listing. Interestingly, nine of the lots have no certificate of occupancy, one has a C of O for a store and four residential units, and six others are pegged as storage, parking, steel manufacturing and even a stable and blacksmith shop. (Maybe Bushwick could use one of those!)

215 Moore Street Listing [Massey Knakal]


chris08876 Apr 22, 2014 3:15 PM

Hello Living's Flatbush Development Will Look Like This


A brochure [PDF] for the 44-unit condo building reveals the first real rendering we've seen of Hello Living's development at 2415 Albemarle Road, southeast of Prospect Park in Flatbush (an area referred to in the brochure as "The New Frontier"). Designed by architects Zambrano, the building will tower over its surroundings at 12 stories and 121 feet. The 44 units will range in price from $210,000 to $380,000, and, as evidenced by the rendering, each one will come with a private street-facing terrace, as well as a private elevator landing. There will also be 30 parking spaces, and a gym.

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