Don’t need no release, when a reporter’s on da beat. Last week a reader sent us a pic (above) revealing that construction has finally begun on Parcel C of Hunters Point South. Today we received a press release announcing an official groundbreaking for the site scheduled for next week. Anyway after years in the making what’s a few days/weeks discrepancy? This project was first announced in 2013 when the development was awarded to TF Cornerstone (surprise!), only to be mysteriously delayed until word leaked in mid-2017 that there were logistical problems due to the trains and power lines running below. Several months later a redesign was announced splitting what had heretofore been a concrete and glass monolith along Center Boulevard into two towers of 55 and 44 stories and maybe a Shake Shack in between, all slated to begin construction in June 2018. While the timeline slipped a little and the Shack is still possible, there definitely won’t be a rec center for the Hunters Point community, despite it’s being the perfect location. Instead there will be another school and ~1,200 residential units two-thirds of which will be ‘affordable.’ Yawn
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