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207 North 5th Street

Three-Story, Single-Family Townhouse Planned at 207 North 5th Street, Williamsburg

Lower Manhattan-based Fiocchi Group has filed applications for a three-story, single-family townhouse at 207 North 5th Street, in Williamsburg. The structure will measure 4,457 square feet and will rise 47 feet above street level. The basement will include a pool, a fitness center, a steam room, and storage space, followed by 4,325 square feet of residential space on the three floors above. Bryan M. Brown’s Upper East Side-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property was previously occupied by a three-story, three-unit residential building, which was demolished last December. The Bedford Avenue Station on the L train is located three blocks away.





Allen Street pedestrian mall

Request for Proposals Launched to Transform Allen Street Pedestrian Mall Into Food Facility, Lower East Side

The Parks Department and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation have launched a request for proposals (RFP) to redevelop the long-vacant, single-story Allen Street pedestrian mall,  the former public bathroom located at the intersection with Delancey Street on the Lower East Side. As disclosed earlier this year, the city hopes a developer or business can convert the little building into a “food service facility,” DNAinfo reported. Community facilities are apparently not being considered at this time. Repairs to the structure will have to include significant work to the roof, walls, and floors, in addition to the replacement of door and windows, and the installation of necessary infrastructure. The restaurant and/or food vendor may also include outside seating. Proposals are due September 15, and the city expects to select a team in early 2017.