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Rendering via Curtis + Ginsberg Rendering via Curtis + Ginsberg
After decades of waiting, the Second Avenue subway is finally running and the Upper East Side can shift focus to smaller scale projects - like the affordable housing development at the corner of Second Avenue and 92nd Street.

In 2016, we reported that construction was set to begin at 1766-1768 Second Avenue and now - the first new building along the new train line is nearing completion. The project is from Extell Development Company and designed by Curtis + Ginsberg Architects. The team crafted a structure that consists of two separate buildings; one rises to 11 floors and the other to 6 floors with a combined 25 below-market-rate apartments, with community programming at the base.
1766-1768 Second Avenue, photo by CityRealty
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The architecture firm notes, "The brick façades with alternating infill details are designed to complement the built pattern of the neighborhood that includes a variety of scales, materials and textures." Atop the buildings are accessible roof terraces, which will be used for additional community programming.

Extell picked up the lot in 2014 for $14 million, according to city records. Prior to construction, the site was home to a tenement building, which was eventually knocked down to make way for the new buildings.

Not far from this development site is a new condominium called Vitre at 302 East 96th Street. The 21-story building was designed by Karl Fischer and sales launched last fall from $995K. Another residential project is in development two blocks north at 1802 Second Avenue called Inspir Manhattan, which will offer luxury senior-living rental residences.
Vitre Vitre at 302 East 96th Street; photo by CityRealty
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