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Island blossoming under latest Riverwalk addition

When you first arrive on Roosevelt Island, you could easily believe that you’ve stumbled upon a studio back-lot. At the very least, you couldn’t possibly still be in Manhattan. The narrow strip of land offers visitors beautiful waterfront views and a small town-like atmosphere, which abuts to the stark contrast of the city’s skyline.

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Cornell is building an insanely energy efficient dorm in New York City, and it could change how we make buildings forever

Cornell Tech, an applied sciences program out of Cornell University, is building a giant futuristic campus on New York City’s Roosevelt Island. But the most exciting part of the campus isn’t in the academic buildings or green spaces — it’s the dorms.

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Permits Filed, New Renderings For La Central Affordable Housing And YMCA In Melrose

Two weeks ago, YIMBY reported on the first permits for La Central, a sprawling affordable housing complex set to rise on a vacant lot in the Melrose section of the South Bronx. Now the city has filed more plans for the development’s two biggest residential towers at 556 and 600 Bergen Avenue, about two blocks from the 3rd Avenue-East 149th Street stop on the 2/5 trains. We’ve also got a few new renderings, including interiors for a planned YMCA.

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Cornell Tech’s Landmark Passive House Project Breaks Ground in New York City

Set to become world’s tallest passive house project, Steven Winter Associates is facilitating Cornell Tech and its partners the Hudson Companies and the Related Companies to achieve this distinction for the residential building to be constructed on the Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island.

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This 36-Story Tower May Replace the Brooklyn Heights Library

The tower that will replace the aging Brooklyn Heights Library will be quite a bit taller than expected if developer Hudson Companies has its way. The Daily News shared the first renderings of the planned building, which starts making its way through the Uniform Land Use Review Process this week, and outlined the details of what the developer wants to do. The wedge-shaped tower—the News likens it to the Flatiron Building—will be designed by Marvel Architects and rise 36 stories. It will hold 139 condos atop a retail base and a new 21,500-square-foot library on the ground floor. Previously reveal plans showed a 20-story, 130-unit building. Hudson’s CEO says the new building will “be the best condominiums in Brooklyn,” but before anything happens, they’ll have to pass muster with the locals. At least one advocacy group is already gunning for a fight.

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