Last night, a collection of Bushwick community activists, union members and neighbors sweated it out on folding chairs at a church on George Street to figure out how they would hold Rabsky Group—the developer of part of the Rheingold Brewery site—to the previous owner’s agreement to provide affordable units and funding for neighborhood schools and parks.Read More
Whitewell Properties has filed applications for four three-story residential buildings, with a combined total of eight units, spanning the lots of 118-130 Bard Avenue, in West New Brighton (on Staten Island’s North Shore). The development will net 8,145 square feet in residential space, which works out to units averaging 1,020 square feet. Think Design Architecture is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story house — last purchased for $560,037 in 2014 — must first be demolished.
Astoria-based Voxx Realty has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building on the small triangular property at 40-20 23rd Road, in northern Astoria’s Ditmars-Steinway. The building is located eight blocks east of the N/Q train’s Astoria Blvd stop, and will boast units averaging 1,365 square feet. Anastasios Giannopoulos is the architect of record, and an existing single-story structure must first be removed.
Mark Misk, head of Nikomar Homes, has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 25-34 Steinway Street, in central Astoria, located 10 blocks from the N/Q train’s 30 Avenue stop. The building will measure 14,280 square feet in total, featuring 4,755 square feet of retail space on the ground floor; residential units will average an accommodating 952 square feet each. Chris Papa’s CVP Architect is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story building must first be demolished.
Earlier this year, the landmarked buildings at 4302 4th Avenue, in northern Sunset Park, were placed on the market as a development site, and now Yosef Streicher has purchased the property for $6 million, according to Commercial Observer. The dilapidating two- and three-story buildings, which amount to nearly 20,000 square feet, need to be gut-renovated, and 14,567 square feet of unused air rights can be used for an expansion. No plans have been disclosed, but changes to the facade would require approval from the LPC.
Earlier this year, applications were filed for a two-family building at 953 Pacific Street, in northwestern Crown Heights, but those plans have since been scraped and a new application calls for a four-story, three-unit residential building, according to DNAinfo. The building will measure 3,984 square feet, with units averaging 1,328 square feet, and Infinity Properties is developing. Suresh Manchanda’s L&C Associates is the architect of record.
Construction is wrapping up at the seven-story, 46-unit subsidized rental building at 382 Lefferts Avenue, in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, just a block from the 2/5 subway’s Sterling Street stop. In 2007, developer Tali Realty began construction with plans to build 26 condos, but after the financial crisis stalled the project, the City provided funding in return for an all-affordable building, according to Brownstoner. Units are currently in the applications process, and the building will likely open before 2016. Amie Gross is the architect of record.
Related’s redevelopment of the formerly open-air West Side railyards is now becoming very apparent on the skyline, thanks to the rapidly rising 10 Hudson Yards. The Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed tower is closing in on its pinnacle, and the latest photo sent in by reader Mike McLaughlin shows its newly prominent position on the horizon.
Most of Williamsburg’s larger buildings have grown on the Northside, where waterfront parcels were deliberately upzoned. But every once in a while, a developer manages to snag a fairly large parcel like 329 Broadway, on the corner of Rodney Street beneath the elevated J/M/Z tracks.
Just like Brooklyn’s other trendy industrial zones in Bushwick and Williamsburg, the M-1 zone around the Gowanus Canal has become a breeding ground for boutique hotels. The developer of the nearby Union Hotel filed plans last year for a second hotel at 489 Baltic Street, on the border between Gowanus and Boerum Hill. Now YIMBY has renderings for the four-story project between Bond and Nevins Streets.