Revealed: 1288 East 19th Street

1288 East 19th Street, rendering via Hidrock1288 East 19th Street, rendering via Hidrock

In much of the city, masonry fell out of favor generations ago, with buyers and renters instead preferring the clean lines and large windows of glassy modernism. But among Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jews – whether they be ultra-Orthodox in Borough Park or South Williamsburg, or merely Orthodox further south – brick and stone still holds some sway.

And so it will go with 1288 East 19th Street, an eight-story condo project in Midwood, in southern Brooklyn. Permits were first filed in March 2013 by Bricolage Architecture & Design, based in nearby Bensonhurst, with permits for the various mechanical systems coming in gradually since then.

And now, YIMBY has a rendering for the project, depicting a red brick façade with balconies, plus a masonry base and basic cornice line at the top. Despite being condos – or at least the developer using an LLC with the word “Condos” in it – the building will have PTACs, like many lower-priced condo projects in the outer boroughs.

According to permits, 1288 East 19th Street will have 37 units spread over 40,078 square feet of residential space, yielding small family-sized apartments. The structure will rise 80 feet (the maximum height in R7A districts), and have no parking. Steve Hidary, of Hidrock Realty Inc., is the developer. In the past, they’ve mostly done hotel and office projects, however they’ve also dipped their toes into residential development with small projects in southern Brooklyn.

1288 East 19th Street (single-family home in the middle), overhead shot from Bing Maps

1288 East 19th Street (single-family home on the skewed lot in the middle), overhead shot from Bing Maps

The land on which the project is being built is an awkwardly-shaped parcel left over from a different grid system, and was previously home to an incongruent suburban-style single-family residence in the middle of dense, pre-war garden apartments.

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