Three early 20th century wood frames on Himrod Street in Bushwick will likely bite the dust for a cluster of new apartment buildings. New building applications were filed yesterday for three four-story developments at 96, 98, and 100 Himrod Street, between Central and Evergreen Avenues.
98 and 100 Himrod will hold eight apartments each, and 96 Himrod will have seven apartments. All told, the development will host 25 apartments spread across 15,351 square feet, for an average unit of just 667 square feet. Between the location and the sub-700 square foot unit size, rentals are likely.
Every floor will include two units, except for the top floor of 96 Himrod, which will have only one unit.
The developer is Moshe Blum, who’s doing business as a Bed Stuy-based LLC, and he’s hired Greenwich Village-based DJLU Architect to handle the design.
The three two-family homes sold for a combined $2,485,500 in June, and the lots span about 7,000 square feet.
As YIMBY has seen throughout the outer boroughs, this developer split the apartments into separate buildings to avoid the city’s onerous parking requirements. Otherwise, he would have to spend extra money building 13 parking spots for a 25-unit building—a cost that would be passed onto renters. And the subway is pretty close by—there are two M train stops within five blocks, as well as the J train about four blocks south at Kosciuszko Street.
While the houses likely date back to the 1910s or 1920s, any historical details they once had have been ripped off or altered beyond recognition, hidden behind unattractive vinyl cladding.