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Old April 23rd, 2013, 07:49 PM   #2981
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Possible 5Pointz-Eating Towers Show No Signs of Graffiti


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The fate of 5Pointz, the iconic graffiti-covered warehouse in Long Island City, has been decided—it will undoubtedly meet the wrecking ball—but what exactly will replaced it has yet to be determined. As of right zoning would allow for a bulky, 600-unit residential building, but the owner, David Wolkoff, wants two towers and 1,000 units. And now, we have the first idea of what that could possibly look like. New York YIMBY unearthed the environmental review of the proposed project, which includes the above rendering. The image is only for illustrative purposes, so this isn't necessarily what will replace 5Pointz, but it's clear that nothing of the current colorful building will remain.

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Long Island City Graffiti Building aka Five Pointz. by woodendesigner, on Flickr

Wolkoff wants a larger tower of 47 stories (498 feet), plus a shorter 40-story tower (440 feet). When the proposal was presented to the community board last summer, there were no plans for any of the units to be affordable—and the environmental assessment reaffirms this—but we would't be surprised if that changes during the ULURP process. Since Wolkoff needs a change in zoning, he'll likely give concessions to the community, and often these concessions revolve around affordable housing.

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Despite strong opposition to the destruction of 5Pointz, there are no plans to preserve any parts of the art-covered warehouse, but the new project will include 2,280 square feet of undefined artist space. Demolition of 5Pointz could begin as early as this fall (previous reports said the building would be gone by September). If that's the case, construction of the first tower would start next year, and the whole shebang would be operable sometime in 2017.

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5Pointz was an iconic street artist's grafitti mecca in Long Island City Queens before the site was sold to developers.

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5Pointz by myny1974, on Flickr


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Old April 23rd, 2013, 08:17 PM   #2982
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The sterilization of New York continues. What a boring city it's becoming, seriously.
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 08:23 PM   #2983
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How can you says so about your city? It is amazing anyway. And i think that modern highrises are better then rather old and ugly buildings.
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 08:26 PM   #2984
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The sterilization of New York continues. What a boring city it's becoming, seriously.
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NYC is Transforming the Kingsbridge Armory into the World's Largest Indoor Ice Facility

Mayor Bloomberg today announced plans to transform the iconic Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx – vacant since 1996 – into the world's largest indoor ice facility. The landmark armory, which occupies a full City block at 29 West Kingsbridge Road, will be redeveloped into a 750,000-square-foot ice sports facility to be known as Kingsbridge National Ice Center (KNIC). KNIC will feature nine year-round indoor regulation size ice rinks, including a feature rink that can seat approximately 5,000 people and be used to host national and international ice hockey tournaments, figure and speed skating competitions and ice shows.
The project will also include 50,000 square feet of space designated for community uses. It is expected that KNIC will draw more than 2 million visitors a year, vastly increasing the options of ice facilities in New York City, where there are currently only seven year-round ice rinks, none of which are located in the Bronx. The project represents a private investment of $275 million, which will generate 890 construction jobs and 267 permanent jobs. Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement at the Kingsbridge Armory and was joined by KNIC Partners LLC Founder Kevin Parker, New York Rangers hockey legend Mark Messier, Olympic Figure Skating Gold Medalist Sarah Hughes, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., City Council Member Cabrera and New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky.

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Old April 23rd, 2013, 09:24 PM   #2986
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Old April 24th, 2013, 04:08 AM   #2987
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Is this on the east side and would I be moving on up?
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Old April 24th, 2013, 04:57 AM   #2988
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How can you says so about your city? It is amazing anyway. And i think that modern highrises are better then rather old and ugly buildings.
This isn't just any building. 5 Pointz has become a NYC landmark, famous around the globe. People from across the world come to 5 pointz to do graffiti and leave their mark. It is practically the only place in New York where you can view graffiti, that is allowed, in a rather unique setting. This is art, whether you think so or not. I believe a city the size of New York should have art, entertainment etc. from all walks of life not just your 'trendy' gallery in Chelsea. It's a uniquely New York structure that will be replaced by rather uniform structures that can be found in Vancouver or Toronto by the dozen. A shame this wasn't officially landmarked and the city continues to shoot itself in the foot, letting greedy developers erase the very things that made New York special and unique in the first place. LIC is just now being considered "hip, cool" by the wealthy gentrifiers who are ironically the ones sterilizing the neighborhood.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 06:46 PM   #2990
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The action in Rose Hill at E. 28th St. and Park Ave. South:

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Old April 24th, 2013, 08:17 PM   #2991
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61 Fifth Avenue condos hit the market



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The plus-size condominiums at 61 Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village have hit the market starting at $12.98 million, according to BuzzBuzzHome.

The four-unit building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 13th Street is designed by Alta Indelman. There are three 4,326-square-foot three-bedroom duplexes, and one 5,924-square-foot four-bedroom triplex that is asking $28.5 million, according to a teaser website seen by BuzzBuzzHome. The listing agents are Sotheby’s International Realty’s Valerie Sherman and Royce Pinkwater. The building will also have a ground floor retail space.

The project filed for roof construction permits last month, and is slated to be LEED-certified, though no floor plans have yet been released
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Old April 24th, 2013, 08:21 PM   #2992
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135 E.79th St. shows off detailing:


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Old April 24th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #2993
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Greenpoint Landing Gearing Up For Start


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Last week Community Board One posted a notice that representatives of the mayor requested a meeting with the land-use committee to brief them on three important projects coming to Greenpoint. The first, and easily the largest project in store for Greenpoint, is the 5,000-unit Greenpoint Landing, pictured in a rendering above. According to the meeting notice, the developers are working with the city and expect “that the project will certify into ULURP summer 2013.” (The developer previously stated that they hoped to break ground by this summer.)

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Old April 24th, 2013, 08:54 PM   #2994
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Well i totally agree with that & i feel for his point of view. I never been to 5 points or know what it's all about and Koolkid just made a general comment about the city and that was before he elaborated.

But business wise it would not be wise for the owner/developer to just let the property sit there and rot just because it is well known for graffiti. The owner has the right to demolish this because he is paying taxes and maintenance on the building and has the right to make some $$ and recoup their losses.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 11:04 PM   #2995
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Well i totally agree with that & i feel for his point of view. I never been to 5 points or know what it's all about and Koolkid just made a general comment about the city and that was before he elaborated.

But business wise it would not be wise for the owner/developer to just let the property sit there and rot just because it is well known for graffiti. The owner has the right to demolish this because he is paying taxes and maintenance on the building and has the right to make some $$ and recoup their losses.
5Pointz is the most famous graffiti place in the world. It even has a wiki page.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5_Pointz
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Old April 25th, 2013, 02:01 AM   #2996
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Hines Tells The Story of 7 Bryant Park



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NEW YORK CITY-Serving up a reminder that new office inventory will soon come on the market, Hines officials on Tuesday presented the story of the company’s 7 Bryant Park to members of the local NAIOP chapter during a meeting in Midtown. As previously reported, the property is spec development and slated to open next year.

Calling the building “one of the projects that gets people inspired," Tommy Craig, senior managing director and head of Hines’ New York office noted that the structure includes 65,000 square feet of unutilized FAR from the adjacent building. That was purchased by Pacolet Milliken, a limited partner on the deal and a ground lessor. Hines’ equity partner on the 474,000-square-foot project are institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Although plans for the building started at the height of the recession, Craig noted, the project has featured a sense of urgency since the beginning. “When plans started on April 1, 2009, there wasn’t a sign of growth,” he said, “but our client said that when the market turned, they wanted to be ready.”

“The Milliken family chose to sign a ground lease,” he continued, “and the payment structure doesn’t involve an appraisal of the land value at any point,” Craig said. The financing is all-equity. Hines was able to get the project going with spec financing, he noted. “We had four sources, which validated the decision to go forward on a spec basis.”

The company also was ready to do so because of timing and, of course, location, added Dan Doty, managing director. “Given where we were in the construction cycle, it was an ideal time to lock in construction costs,” he said. The firm wanted a Guaranteed Maximum Price contract, Doty noted.

“Plus with the core nature of the asset,” he added, “being right by the park and with great views, we thought we could get premium rents.” Asking rent for the building—which does not yet have any tenant—is over $100 a foot, and $200 for the penthouse space.

The building’s layout would enable Hines to offer high-density floors that would allow for 100 rentable square feet per employee, Craig noted. Also of note, 7 Bryant Park features a column-free interior with the opportunity for raised floors, enabling the building to accommodate changes in floor layouts and tenant workforces, he said.

A total of about 18,000 square feet is also available for retail on the ground floor and lower level, noted director Sarah Hawkins. Hines envisions having one large tenant—most likely a restaurant—for the bulk of the space, with a second area going possibly to a small café or even an office tenant with a private entrance.

While Craig admitted that “we feel pressure every day to lease those 28 floors,” he seems confident that the building’s virtues speak for themselves. “We’re representing tenants who need 150,000 to 200,000 square feet, which is an underserved market.” Such companies might get swallowed up by a larger building but they could shine at 7 Bryant Park, he noted, even having access to microtile walls at the building’s entrance that could be used for branding.

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Old April 25th, 2013, 02:57 AM   #2997
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5Pointz is the most famous graffiti place in the world. It even has a wiki page.

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Thanks for the link. On 2nd thought I recognize this place. I had seen this from some train I've taken a couple times in Queens and I remember looking at that building in awe passing by.
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Port Authority Okays NY-NJ Bridge Mega-Projects

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NEW YORK CITY-The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Wednesday authorized a 40-year design-build-finance-maintain contract to the NYNJ Link Partnership as part of a $1.5-billion public-private partnership to replace the Goethals Bridge between Staten Island Elizabeth, NJ. At its monthly meeting Wednesday, the Port Authority’s board also approved a $743.3-million contract to raise the Bayonne Bridge connecting that New Jersey city with Staten Island, and a $35-million repaving of the Outerbridge Crossing that links the island with Perth Amboy, NJ.

The replacement Goethals span marks the Port’s first bridge construction project since the George Washington Bridge between Manhattan and Fort Lee, NJ opened in 1931. It reflects agency engineers’ judgment that replacing the aging Goethals would be more cost-effective than repairing it.

In what’s reportedly the first true PPP for a surface transportation project in the Northeast, the Port will maintain control of the new Goethals Bridge while having access to private-sector construction and maintenance expertise as well as private capital. It will save the Port an estimated 10% in combined construction and maintenance costs over the life of the agreement versus its own project estimates, while minimizing any impact to the agency’s debt capacity, according to a release.

For its part, the developer will benefit from access of up to $500 million in a low-cost, US DOT TIFIA loan and the issuance of Private Activity Bonds. The NYNJ Link Partnership comprises Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Inc. and Kiewit Development, along with lead contractors Kiewit Infrastructure, Weeks Marine and Massman Construction.

The Bayonne Bridge project marks the first time in agency history that engineers will construct a bridge roadway deck above the existing roadway, while traffic continues to flow on the deck below. Work will start later this year, with deck removal scheduled for late 2015.

At roughly the same time, the widening of the Panama Canal will be completed, thus bringing larger Panamax ships to the Port of New York and New Jersey. Raising the roadway of the 81-year-old Bayonne Bridge’s main deck by 64 feet is seen as critical to maintaining and enhancing the competitiveness of the region’s ports, which face competition from a number of other cities along the East Coast.

“The Port Authority’s approval of the Goethals and Bayonne Bridge projects is welcome news,” says Richard T. Anderson, president of the New York Building Congress, in a statement.

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