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6208 8th Avenue

Updated Design For 6208 8th Avenue, Major Development Coming to Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Back in 2014, YIMBY reported on the unveiling of plans for a massive new mixed-use project at 6208 8th Avenue, in Brooklyn. The site lies on the boundary of Sunset Park and Dyker Heights, and in November of 2014, Community Board 10 voted against recommending the project move forward (though that is ultimately only advisory to City Planning). Three years later, work has yet to begin, but the plans have now seen major adjustments and a complete reconfiguration.

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Liv@ Murray Park South at 11-30 45th Road. Looking southwest across 45th Road. Photos by the author.

Liv@ Murray Park South, 11-30 45th Road, Long Island City, Tops Out at Six Stories High

While the towers rising by the Hunters Point waterfront and around Queens Plaza and Court Square command attention of Long Island City real estate watchers, a number of smaller-scale, residential projects are steadily rising along the quiet, rowhouse blocks between the two development hotspots. In our April 2014 interview, Sam Charney, who is currently developing The Jackson a few blocks to the south, referred to the neighborhood as Hunters Point East. One of such projects is the six-story, 24-unit Liv@ Murray Park South at 11-30 45th Road. Its concrete shell and metal-framed bulkhead have reached their highest point, and the structure awaits curtain wall installation. The building is developed by the Century Development Group and designed by architect Raymond Chan, who is credited with a handful of projects scattered around the neighborhood. Triborough Construction Services Inc. is the general contractor.

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The construction fence for Jackson West is on the left, with the low-rise at the site of Jackson East is in the center. Looking south along 43rd Avenue. Photos by the author unless noted otherwise.

In Long Island City, Site Cleared at Jackson West, 27-01 Jackson Avenue; No Progress Yet at Jackson East At 26-32 Jackson Avenue

Developer Lions Group NYC plans to erect two high-rises on either side of Jackson Avenue. The site of Jackson West at 27-01 Jackson Avenue is cleared and would be ready for excavation as soon as the material currently stored at the lot is moved out of the way. Its sibling, Jackson East across the street at 26-32 Jackson, appears to still be in early proposal stages, with no work underway at the site and no permits filed.

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27-49 and 27-51 Jackson Avenue. Looking northwest. Photos by the author unless indicated otherwise.

13-Story Mixed-Use Building to Rise at 27-51 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City

A 13-story residential tower is set to rise at 27-51 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City. The 34-unit project would stand on what is possibly the city’s single hottest development block, where six different projects are under construction or in planning. Lions Group is the developer. Building permits list Vincent J Tomasino of Jackson Bounty LLC as the owner. The project’s residential component would measure 31,996 square feet, resulting in units averaging 941 square feet. The ground level would house 1,555 square feet of retail.

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