RAL Development – Union Square Redevelopment
Representing RAL Development on the redevelopment of 124 East 14th Street into a tech-focused office space.
Representing RAL Development on the redevelopment of 124 East 14th Street into a tech-focused office space.
Representing Property Markets Group regarding New York City’s rezoning study for the Gowanus Canal area.
Represented Sugar Hill Capital Partners in successfully securing the reinstatement and continuation of Multiple Dwelling Law waivers from the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals to permit residential apartments within the cellar floors of three Upper West Side buildings located on Central Park West. The continuation of residential use in the cellars was critical to Sugar Hill’s investment in and renovation of the properties.
Herrick represented Deutsche Bank in zoning due diligence for the redevelopment of 150 Rivington Street, the former site of Streit's Matzo Factory.
Represented Madison Realty Capital in zoning due diligence and 421a vesting due diligence for a new two-building rental complex in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Advised a national communications service provider with respect to zoning and land use matters for their portfolio of New York City real estate, including potential acquisitions, re-use and redevelopment opportunities.
Representing a major healthcare institution in zoning and land use matters related to their real estate portfolio, and potential acquisitions.
Representing the developers of Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pierhouse hotel and condominium project, in a suit filed by activists, alleging that the project violates the Special Scenic View District regulations established under the Zoning Resolution.
Represented a major New York developer in an expedited zoning determination from the Department of Buildings on a complicated and oddly-shaped hotel site in Chinatown.
Represented a national communications service provider in the sale of two properties in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Represented Read Property Group on their applications to various New York City agencies for the rezoning of the Rheingold Brewery site in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Represented Mitsui Fudosan America in land use diligence in advance of a $259 million investment in 55 Hudson Yards, Related Companies' 1.3 million square-foot, Hudson Yards office tower.
Represented William Friedland Properties in obtaining approval to tear down a two story retail building in a Upper East Side historic district.
Representation of FIT Investment Corporation in connection with the zoning analysis and acquisition of 45 East 33rd Street in New York City for a hotel development.
Representation of a developer in obtaining special permit zoning approvals from The City Planning Commission for a Soho residential development.
Represented an affiliate of the Community Preservation Corporation in the development of the 11.5-acre waterfront complex in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that was formerly home to Domino Sugar. We advised CPCR on the site's rezoning, which will result in one of the largest residential redevelopment projects in the city.
We laid the groundwork for the formal land use and environmental review process, collaborating with Mayor Bloomberg's office, community leaders, and city and state departments and agencies on the design and development. This work included obtaining approval from the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, special permits pursuant to a zoning resolution by the New York City Planning Commission, approvals from the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Representing the World-Wide Group in land use and zoning issues at a number of sites in Manhattan.
Represented an affiliate of Escorial in the redevelopment of a former parking garage in Prospect Heights into residential condominiums, including counsel on land acquisition, unused development rights, 421-a certificates, design and construction agreements and the condominium approval process.
Representing the Republic of Turkey in the development and construction of a new and expanded consulate at 46th Street and 1st Avenue across from the UN's General Assembly; a signature project as it expands its diplomatic footprint around the world. Our work includes advice on government relations, real estate development and construction, leasing, land use and zoning.
Represented XIN Development Group International, Inc. (Xin), in the acquisition and financing of a gas station on the west side -- one of the last remaining ground-up construction sites in Manhattan. Xin, the U.S. subsidiary of Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd, a Chinese public company, intends to create a mixed-use space that will include residential condominiums and ground floor retail space.
Represented an affiliate of HK Organization in the joint venture acquisition of The Chocolate Factory, a large mixed-use building in Brooklyn.
Advised Deutsche Bank in land use and zoning matters in connection with a $220 million completion financing loan for a condomininium conversion project in the Theater District.
Represented Lightstone Group in obtaining New York City Board of Standards and Appeals approval for a proposed alteration of a landmark, Garment District office building into a hotel.
Land use counsel to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in connection with the development of the new World Trade Center complex.
Represented Madison Realty Capital in obtaining City Planning Commission approval for a proposed development in the NoHo Historic District.
Representation of major professional sports team with respect to zoning and land use.
Represented a client on the approval of a redevelopment project for a 600-unit rental building to be built in East Harlem; the project features a 80/20 affordable housing arrangement.
Represented the KRE Group in the assemblage of a development site including 281 Fifth Avenue, and the sale of the assemblage to Victor Nomad LLC. The deal included an adjacent air parcel with additional development rights and inclusionary housing certificates.
Advised a consortium of four large financial services companies on the sale of 333,000 square-feet of development rights in Manhattan's South Street Seaport to the Howard Hughes Corporation.
Represented the owner of a Greenpoint, Brooklyn waterfront property in a successful New York State Siting Board case against Transgas Energy's proposed waterfront power generating facility.
Represented Youngwoo & Associates LLC in developing a unique residential condominium building in New York's West Chelsea neighborhood, which features full-floor units with a parking facility for a car at each level. We advised on the land acquisition, construction financing and zoning issues.
Represented Youngwoo & Associates LLC in developing a 16-story condominium in New York's West Chelsea neighborhood. The building is designed to be an art gallery, and our work included an air rights acquisition and construction loan financing.
Represented Sherwood Equities in connection with the acquisition of development sites at 508 West 20th Street and 360 Tenth Avenue, near the High Line Park. We also assisted Sherwood with the acquisition and sale of a significant amount of development rights; and the financing and development of the sites.
Representing Toll Brothers in connection with the zoning analysis of various New York City properties and development sites.
Represented the owners of a former bank branch in their attempts to lease the interior landmark space to a major national drugstore chain. We worked with the chain and its architects in adjusting its national store design guidelines to meet with standards set by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Represented a Brooklyn real estate owner before the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals in connection with a successful effort to prevent adverse parties from obtaining building permits.
Represented Steiner NYC in connection with the zoning and land use analysis of various New York City development sites, including the site of a 52-story residential rental tower in Downtown Brooklyn.
Representing the Alpert family in connection with the development of a large shopping center complex in Staten Island. Our work includes a significant Uniform Land Use Review Process application involving street mappings, special permits, government relations activities and an environmental impact statement.
Advised Toll Brothers City Living, the urban development division of Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL), in its joint venture with Starwood Capital Group to develop a 550,000-square-foot luxury hotel and residential complex at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Representation of Sherwood Equities with respect to land use and zoning review for various sites in West Chelsea and Hudson Yards.
Represented a residential building owner with respect to a special permit application and landmarks review for a new property in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood.
Represented Verizon Wireless in the company's successful appeal of a New Jersey township's denial of a variance allowing for the construction of a 140-foot cell tower. The victory followed a more than seven year effort to obtain approval for the project which aimed to provide service in a "dead zone" affecting the Princeton, NJ area. In a unanimous decision, the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division reversed a lower court's ruling, agreed with our argument that the township's zoning board had acted improperly and ordered the board to reconsider the application.
Representation of a site owner in connection with an application to up-zone a block containing a development site on Queens Boulevard. The approved rezoning permits the construction of a 12-story residential building and is a significant increase in density from what can currently be constructed on the site.
Representation of several property owners in assuring that New York City's extensive rezoning of Williamsburg/Greenspoint maximized the value of their real property.
Representation of a developer in its application to the New York City Board of Standards & Appeals for a variance to convert an industrial building to a 100-unit residential building.
Representation of a real estate developer in obtaining New York City Planning Commission approval to construct the first major large scale residential development in Brooklyn in over 30 years. The project consists of more than 900 condominium units on the boardwalk at Oceana, Brighton Beach in Brooklyn.
Represented a joint venture between The Community Preservation Corporation, Morton Olshan of Mall Properties Inc., and Jeremiah O'Connor of The O'Connor Group, in the complete renovation and rehabilitation of the 171-building Parkchester condominium in the Bronx, New York, including the acquisition and financing of 6,361 unsold residential condominium units, 500,000 square-feet of retail and commercial space and five parking garages. Our work included government relations, land use, real estate and tax advice. The project required the cooperation of our clients, utility companies, state and city politicians, religious leaders and local residents, and included the passage of special legislation.