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185-191 Bowery185-191 Bowery, image from Bowery Boogie

185-191 Bowery [Bowery Boogie]: A CitizenM Hotel at 185-191 Bowery has been approved by the DoB, and a 19-story, 219-foot building will soon on-site. An early rendering of the 300-room, nearly 80,000 square-foot building, shows a huge setback from the street, and a structure that very closely resembles the CitizenM Hotel at 218 West 50th Street.

165 Smith Street [Brownstoner]: A five-story residential building is planned for 165 Smith Street in Boerum Hill, on the northeast corner of Smith and Wyckoff streets. The new development will house eight apartments in nearly 11,000 square feet of space, in addition to “3,163 square feet of ground floor retail”. Demolition has yet to begin.

30-25 21st Street [Curbed]: A seven-story residential building at 30-25 21st Street, in Astoria, “is nearing completion,” and the building should be beneficial to the neighborhood of low-rise proportions. Angelo & Anthony Architects Studios have designed the 22-unit structure, and its brick and glass facade should have no problem blending in.

5-41 47th Road [DNAinfo New York]: Developer Ascent took a step in a new direction by building a townhouse at 5-41 47th Road in Hunter’s Point. Doused in waterfront high-rise development, Ascent’s building is offering luxury seekers a new type of living, in what will be a three-unit, three-story structure.

East New York Redevelopment [NY Daily News]: East New York has been targeted as the first of fifteen neighborhoods where Mayor De Blasio pledges to build “80,000 new affordable apartments and preserve another 120,000” over the next decade. Multiple subway lines intersect East New York, which makes it ripe for redevelopment, and it “offers a 30-minute commute to lower Manhattan.”

Gowanus Development Potential [NY Daily News]: The New York State Historic Preservation Office has decided not to move forward with a Gowanus Canal historic district, that would have severely restricted the Canal’s redevelopment potential. Properties lining the waterway are mostly commercial warehouses and vacant lots, which are ultimately unworthy of preservation.

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