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Developers Secure $349M for Bronx Point Affordable Housing Complex, in the South Bronx

New York Yimby | December 31, 2020

The grounds and open spaces are designed by Marvel Architects with landscape architect Abel Bainnson Butz. Areas open to the public will include a playground and landscaped area adjacent to the existing Mill Pond Park and the Bronx Children’s Museum, a landscaped esplanade along the Harlem River...


Works Starts on Bronx Point as $350M Finance Package Is Sealed

Real Estate Weekly | December 30, 2020

S9 Architecture led the design of the 22-story apartment building, and the open space was designed by Marvel Architects in collaboration with Abel Bainnson Butz.

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Why Cities Are Finally Showing Skateboarders Some Respect

New York Times | November 17, 2020

They also sneaked a peek at a skate park [in Betsy Head Park] being built in Brownsville, Brooklyn, and on a recent Saturday they were enjoying the new course in Queens with friends.


The Bronx’s Next Affordable Housing Complex Will Have a Hip Hop Museum, and Other News

Surface Magazine | November 02, 2020

In early 2021, construction will begin on Bronx Point, a giant mixed-use complex that will bring 542 units of permanently affordable housing, a public park, community and retail spaces, and the Universal Hip Hop Museum, which will chronicle the music genre’s local creation and global spread. 


11 Award-Winning Public Design Projects in NYC

Untapped New York | October 29, 2020

This mixed-use neighborhood development along the Harlem River replaces a long-vacant industrial site with approximately 542 units of permanently affordable housing, retail and community facilities– including a dedicated home to the Universal Hip Hop Museum – and three acres of public open space.


NYC Public Design Commission Announces Winners of the 38th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design

Architect Magazine | October 28, 2020

PDC members selected 11 winning projects exemplifying how good design serves communities.

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Plan for Mini Beach and Waterfront Esplanade at Bushwick Inlet Park Moves Forward

6sqft | June 18, 2020

"The city’s plan to bring a waterfront park and small beach to Greenpoint is moving forward. The Parks and Waterfront Committee of Brooklyn’s Community Board 1 earlier this month approved a revised design from New York City Parks and architect firm Abel Bainnson Butz for a 1.9-acre passive park at Bushwick Inlet Park."

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Motiva Site Design #2 Revealed

Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park | June 15, 2020

"On June 3rd NYC Parks presented their second round of designs for the Motiva site (which surrounds the inlet) at Bushwick Inlet Park to the Community Board #1 Parks & Waterfront Committee. The consensus in the (virtual call) room was the new designs created by design firm Abel Bainnson Butz successfully incorporated feedback from committee members and participants provided at a previous meeting."

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A Former Industrial Cove Will Now Be a Green Haven

Brooklyn Reader | June 11, 2020

"New York City recently announced plans to transform Bushwick from an wasteland to a innovative green space. On June 3, the city presented revised plans for its $9.8 million project to build a small waterfront park at the Bushwick Inlet in Greenpoint." 


City Reveals Revised Plans for Bushwick Inlet Motiva Site

Brooklyn Paper | June 09, 2020

"The city presented revised plans for its almost $10 million project to build a small waterfront park at the Bushwick Inlet in Greenpoint on June 3. The Parks Department’s plans for 1.9-acre sliver of green at Franklin and Quay streets will be a “naturalistic” and “passive” lawn around the formerly-industrial cove, according to Terri Burger..."

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Get to Know Tyler Newborn, ISA, LEED

Staff Member Highlight | May 11, 2020

"So much of our work is about creating spaces for people to have fun in. I thin the fun we have designing helps to make those spaces even better..."


Get to Know Deanna Lu, ISA

Staff Member Highlight | April 13, 2020

"As designers, we aim to create inclusive park designs that cross intergenerational and cultural boundaries, and to connect people with materials that engage the five senses...."

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ABB's Response to Covid-19

Abel Bainnson Butz, LLP Announcement | March 19, 2020

In light of the recent State of Emergency issued by Governor Cuomo and Mayor De Blasio in regards to COVID-19, ABB is following current best practices aimed to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. 


How to Get Rid of 9,000 Tons of Toxic Topsoil

New York Times | January 16, 2020

If all goes according to plan and winter is not too harsh, the ball fields in Phase 1 should be open by late spring, and the entire project completed by 2023.


Partners Begin Work on New East New York Complex

Real Estate Weekly | October 10, 2019

Ground has been broken for 50 Penn, a new mixed-use residential development in East New York. Pennrose, RiseBoro Community Partnership, and Dattner Architects joined community leaders for the official start of work on the property located within the recently rezoned Cypress Hills area.

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Artist KAWS Reveals the Inspiration Behind His New Sculpture in Brooklyn

Architectural Digest | October 07, 2019

Architectural Digest revealed the latest sculpture from KAWS, titled WAITING, debuting today at The Greenpoint.


East New York Development Geared to Low-Income Tenants Breaks Ground

Brooklyn Daily Eagle | October 02, 2019

Here’s a glimpse of what the interior courtyard of 50 Pennsylvania Ave will look like. 


Officials: Affordable Housing Coming to Cypress Hills in 2021

News 12 Brooklyn | October 01, 2019

New affordable housing will be coming to Cypress Hills in 2021, according to officials and developers.

The housing, located at 50 Pennsylvania Ave. will have more than 200 apartments, including some set aside for the formerly homeless and the elderly.


St. Mary's Playground West Unveils Multimillion-Dollar Makeover

News12 the Bronx | September 25, 2019

A playground in the South Bronx's largest park has gotten a well-deserved makeover. St. Mary's Playground West project is now complete following a yearlong, $4 million fix-up. The New York City Parks Department and local officials cut the ribbon on the refurbished playground Wednesday.


New Dorp High School Celebrates Its Football Home-Opener on New, Lighted Field

Staten Island NY Local News | September 21, 2019

Spirits were high at New Dorp High School Friday evening. Students, faculty, and alumni gathered to get a glimpse of the highly anticipated, state-of-art athletic complex.


HS Football: New Dorp Set to Show off New Field Under Friday Night Lights 

Staten Island NY Local News | September 19, 2019

"I believe the last time (we played under the portable lighting) was 2001,'' acknowledged Murphy. "The new lighting is beautiful. There’s plenty of it on the field when it gets completely dark. It’s well lit, there’s no dark spots.“Really, it looks gorgeous.”


Check out Greenpoint’s New Waterfront Green Spaces

Brooklyn Daily Eagle | July 31, 2019

This waterfront space belongs to the city Department of Parks and Recreation. It has a 275-foot promenade on the edge of the East River, 33 trees, low-rise plantings, a lawn and 312 linear feet of benches.

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City Breaks Ground on $30M Betsy Head Park Reconstruction

Brooklyn Reader | March 20, 2019

Betsy Head Park will get a full makeover complete with new basketball courts, a teen fitness parkour, a skate park and more.

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City Breaks Ground on $30M Betsy Head Park Reconstruction

New York 12 Brooklyn | March 19, 2019

Betsy Head Park will get a full makeover complete with new basketball courts, a teen fitness parkour, a skate park and more.

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McCarren Park Track And Field Opens After Year-Long Renovation

Patch | January 31, 2019

The first revamp for the field in over a decade finished this week, a few months ahead of schedule.

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New Renderings Revealed for Betsy Head Park Overhaul

Brooklyn Reader | January 18, 2019

Just in time for its centennial, Betsy Head Park will get a full makeover complete with new basketball courts, a teen fitness parkour, a skate park and more.

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Share Your Ideas for Bushwick Inlet Park’s Next Phase in Meeting This Month

Greenpoint Post | January 08, 2019

The city designated $9.8 million for the remediation and development of the Motiva site in 2017, which makes up one of six parcels in the 25.4-acre park still largely under development.


ABB Celebrates 50 Years of Design!

ABB Announcement | December 10, 2018

In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, Abel Bainnson Butz, LLP (ABB) brought together some of our past and current employees who have helped us reach this significant milestone.

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