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What's happening in your backyard? YIMBY News delivers the day's top five new development stories to your inbox every weekday morning.



2171 Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Via Google Maps.

Permits Filed For Eight-Story Mixed-Use Building At 2171 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Harlem

B Plus Realty has filed permits to construct a new apartment building on a vacant lot at 2171 Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem. That’s between 117th and 118th Streets. The eight-story, 85-foot-tall building would have 13,832 square feet. Residential square footage would be 12,556 square feet for 14 units, meaning they would average about 897 square feet. There would be two apartments each on floors two through eight. The cellar would contain laundry, plus parking for seven bicycles. The first floor would contain 1,276 square feet of retail. Architect Raul Cabato is the applicant of record.

The Mink Building, 1361 Amsterdam Avenue. LPC photo.

Former Yuengling Brewery In Harlem Gets Landmarks Hearing

Prohibition nearly killed it, but time could destroy it. That’s the situation for the last remaining brewing complex in Manhattan. The former D.G. Yuengling Brewery Co. complex in Harlem is under consideration for landmark designation and a public hearing was held last Thursday. This complex is part of the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s 95-item backlog.

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412-418 West 126th Street, image via Bing Maps

Permits Filed: Apartments, Hotel & Community Facility, 412-418 West 126th Street, Harlem

Back in 2013, a group of Chinese investors closed on two big development sites just north of Columbia University in West Harlem for $6,600,000. Now they’ve filed plans to develop the property on West 126th Street between Amsterdam and Morningside Avenues. New building applications call for a 16-story residential building at 418 West 126th and a nine-story hotel at 412 West 126th. The two structures may not be physically connected, but they have been filed as one project.

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217 West 122nd Street

Four-Story, Two-Unit Townhouse Coming To 217 West 122nd Street, Harlem

Property owner Corey Sherman, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential townhouse at 217 West 122nd Street, in Harlem, located a few blocks from a slew of subways with stops at 125th Street. The building will rise on a vacant 12-foot-wide lot and will measure 3,502 square feet. Both residential units will be duplexes and should split the building relatively evenly, taking up two floors each. Queens-based Panagiotis Vikatos is the architect of record, and another unassociated six-unit building is also planned next door.

100 West 125th Street

Five-Story, 160,000 Square-Foot Retail Building Tops Out At 100 West 125th Street, Harlem

This past summer, YIMBY brought you a construction update on the five-story commercial project at 100 West 125th Street, in Harlem, and now the building appears to have topped-out, according to Harlem+Bespoke. Jeff Sutton is developing, and the building is nearly fully reserved by a slew of retail tenants, including Whole Foods, Burlington Coat Factory, Raymour and Flanigan, and TD Bank, among others. Staten Island-based Gambino and Laporta Architecture is designing, and a 2016 opening appears likely.