More Space, Less Space and Greenpoint Rings our Bell — The Hook-up (1/12)
As 2018 picks up steam, the news continues to roll in… even when the subway doesn’t. Much has been made of the MTA’s plans for L-pocalypse, the 15-month L train closure slated to begin in April 2019, but some G train riders are already feeling the squeeze. New York 1 reports that “it’s a mess” at the Court Square station because the MTA is adding 3 new stairways to the G platform in anticipation of the L train shutdown.
Speaking of construction-induced squeezing, two city agencies have come forward with separate plans to redevelop the Greenpoint Hospital site, and the parking lot across the street. Together, the two developments could add 750 new apartments within a two-block area.
And when we say crowded, we mean Times Square. Greenpoint grabbed some space for itself in that swarming vortex on January 2nd when a Greenpoint resident rang the opening bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite Studio in Times Square.
While space might be tight in all these instances, at least one Greenpoint tenant is getting ready to sprawl! Broadway Stages plans to combine 6 buildings at 341 Kingsland Avenue into a single studio, adding four stories and over 60,000 square feet to their current complex.