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  • Pier 57 Anthony Bourdain)

    Pier 57 (inset: Anthony Bourdain)

    Anthony Bourdain is building his Xanadu at Pier 57 in the Meatpacking district, a restaurant complex as massive and loud as his personality. [more]

  • The Bronx is the new Queens

    May 29, 2015 08:30AM
    Clockwise from left: The Bronx General Post Office, Youngwoo

    Clockwise from left: The Bronx General Post Office, Young Woo, construction at 500 Exterior Street (photo via NY YIMBY), a rendering of FreshDirect’s new office at the Harlem River Yard, Joseph Chetrit and 101 Lincoln Avenue

    For residents of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, coming across new construction projects in their neighborhoods is commonplace. But for the first time in recent history, the Bronx is getting its fair share of the action. [more]

  • SuperPier

    Rendering of Pier 57 on the Hudson River (credit: SuperPier) (inset: Sergey Brin and Larry Page)

    Google is set to expand its Manhattan presence after signing a letter of intent to take roughly 250,000 square feet at Pier 57 on the Hudson River. [more]

  • From left: A rendering of the SuperPier and a Bud Light-branded cruise ship/hotel

    From left: A rendering of the SuperPier and a Bud Light-branded cruise ship/hotel

    The New York-New Jersey Super Bowl had an ocean-liner hotel, so why shouldn’t the SuperPier? [more]

  • 558 Grand Concourse in the Bronx (inset: Young Woo)

    558 Grand Concourse in the Bronx (inset: Young Woo)

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a revised plan by Youngwoo & Associates to convert the Bronx General Post Office to a retail and dining destination. [more]

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  • From left: Scott Rechler, Pier 57 rendering and Young Woo

    From left: Scott Rechler, Pier 57 rendering and Young Woo

    Scott Rechler’s RXR Realty has entered a joint venture with Youngwoo & Associates to operate offices at Pier 57, the West Side development originally conceived as a shopping complex dubbed SuperPier. [more]

  • From left: the Bronx General Post Office and Young Woo

    From left: the Bronx General Post Office and Young Woo

    It’s official: The Bronx General Post Office is off the market. Developer Youngwoo & Associates is buying the property. [more]

  • From left: Young Woo, Pier 57 and Scott Rechler

    From left: Young Woo, Pier 57 and Scott Rechler

    Developer Young Woo is reportedly enlisting some help to bring a $200 million waterfront project dubbed the SuperPier to fruition. [more]

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    558 Grand Concourse in the Bronx (Inset: Young Woo)

    Youngwoo & Associates is among developers in talks to redevelop the landmarked Bronx General Post Office, which the U.S. Postal Service intends to sell despite an outcry from residents. [more]

  • Behind Young Woo’s ‘SuperPier’

    December 11, 2013 10:30AM
    Young Woo

    Young Woo (credit: Jeremy Williams)

    From the December issue: On a brisk November day, developer Young Woo headed towards a pair of hay-covered shipping crates just inside the entrance to a vast, cavernous structure on the 15th Street pier. [more]

  • From left: Young Woo, a rendering of SuperPier (Credit: Pandiscio Co. / QuickHoney) and Andre Balazs

    From left: Young Woo, a rendering of SuperPier (Credit: Pandiscio/ QuickHoney) and Andre Balazs

    Updated, 11:25 a.m., Sept. 4: Pier 57 has a new name — SuperPier — and its first three tenants, the project’s’ developer announced today. Youngwoo & Associates now can count on hotelier Andre Balazs, a rock climbing gym and a fashion retailer taking up a large chunk of the 270,000-square foot site. Balazs, of the Standard Hotel fame, will operate a nearly 30,000-square-foot  beach club, a spokesperson for Youngwoo told The Real Deal. [more]

  • Pier 57 (Photo by Billy Farrell Agency)

    Pier 57 (Credit: Billy Farrell Agency)

    When the bidding for Pier 57 kicked off in the early 2000s, developer Young Woo wasn’t quite ready to commit to the mammoth 480,000-square-foot project. But he’s been fascinated by the structure for a long time, he said, and when the city put it back on the market in 2009, though Woo was up against the Durst Organization and the Related Companies, he wasn’t going to miss his shot. [more]

  • A rendering of Pier 57

    Updated, 12:51 p.m., May 24: At least five retailers will open stores at Pier 57’s 19,000-square-foot headhouse after Memorial Day, the project’s developer Young Woo & Associates announced at an International Council of Shopping Center‘s RECon 2013 event attended by Crain’s.

    The pop-up shops set to open include: coffee shop Cold Process, Nolita-based fresh juice bar Butcher’s Daughter, Gowanus-based eatery Fletcher’s BBQ, shoe retailer Soludos and design firm Grey Area. The headhouse is part of a 440,000-square-foot building on the pier next to Hudson River Park that Young Woo recently won the right to convert into a shopping center and cultural hub. [more]

  • From left: Young Woo, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and a Pier 57 rendering (courtesy Young Woo & Associates)

    UPDATED, 5:01 p.m., April 9: The City Council today unanimously approved Young Woo & Associates’ plan to transform Pier 57, a historic pier located at 14th Street and the Hudson River, into a cultural hub and creative center. [more]

  • Bronx’s Kingsbridge Armory

    The debate over whether to transform the Bronx’s Kingsbridge Armory into an ice-skating center or an urban mall finally appears to be wrapping up. According to Crain’s, a spokesperson for the New York City Economic Development Corp. — the city agency responsible for weighing the competing bids to redevelop the four-acre property — said that an announcement revealing the winning plan is coming in the next few days. [more]

  • Pier 57 rendering

    Manhattan Community Board 4 is set to support the planned transformation of Pier 57 into a retail hub on the Hudson River, DNAinfo reported. Located on the waterfront between West 16th and West 17th streets, the current bus depot would become a space hosting about 260,000 square feet of restaurants and retail built inside recycled shipping containers.

    The board is set to vote today on whether to send a letter supporting the project to the City Planning Commission, which will also have a say on whether the proposal goes ahead. “The redevelopment of Pier 57 is a crucial element in the ongoing revitalization of Hudson River Park,” the community board members wrote in the draft letter. [more]

  • Rendering of Young Woo’s Mercado Mirabo

    With so much public support, the Kingsbridge Armory ice rink plan may appear to be a done deal — but not so fast, said Young Woo’s development firm, which is behind a competing proposal.

    “The public endorsement is early,” Greg Carney, a partner at Young Woo and Associates, told the Bronx Times. The firm wants to bring Mercado Mirabo (“a market you can see”) to the site, which would include space for a food court, a movie theater, a rock climbing wall, a sports arena, a hip hop museum and weekend markets. Woo said the project would create 1,500 Bronx jobs, including 800 permanent ones. [more]

  • From left: Ruben Diaz Jr., Marlene Cintron and a rendering of the Kingsbridge Armory ice center

    Bronx officials, led by Borough President Ruben Diaz, have come out in support of the proposal to turn the 575,000-square-foot Kingsbridge Armory into an ice skating center rather than a competing bid, by developer Young Woo, that envisions a shopping and food complex similar to the Dekalb Market he conceived or the Chelsea Market. According to the Wall Street Journal, their support was swayed by two factors that extend far beyond the success of the armory. [more]

  • From left: Young Woo, the Sky Garage condo and the Kingsbridge Armory (Sky Garage image c/o CityRealty)

    Developer Young Woo has thrived in the city’s real estate scene because — and not in spite of — his unusual background, according to a Crain’s profile. Woo, who heads Youngwoo & Associates, was born in Korea, lived in Paraguay and Argentina, and moved to New York in 1972 to study architecture. As a result, he doesn’t have the same background and contacts as typical developers.

    “We can’t play the same game as [big developers] because we haven’t got their networks,” said Margarette Lee, a principal at Youngwoo. “We have to do something special.” [more]

  • Young Woo and the Kingsbridge Armory

    Young Woo wants to transform the Bronx’s Kingsbridge Armory into a concert and sports venue with a movie theater, a creative market and a large anchor store, according to the New York Daily News. Woo’s Youngwoo & Associates was one of several developers to submit a plan for the armory to the city in March.

    Unlike Related, which wanted to build a shopping mall in the armory, Woo’ plan calls for a 76,000-square-foot piazza on the main floor that would host sporting events and concerts and a weekend market with temporary stores run by Urban Space Management, the firm behind the popular DeKalb Market in Brooklyn. [more]