Vacant lots along Broadway, on the border between Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant, serve as a reminder of when both neighborhoods were victims of neglect and abandonment. But they are quickly disappearing.
Plans were filed over the weekend for a five-story apartment building at 766 Decatur Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, between Broadway and Thomas S. Boyland Street. New building applications call for 10 apartments and 5,500 square feet of residential space, for tiny apartments averaging 550 square feet apiece. Each floor would have two apartments, and the top floor would host a pair of duplex penthouses.
Jamaica-based Rey Shapiro is the developer, and Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Design and Planning applied for the permits. An LLC headquartered on Tompkins Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant picked up the 26-foot-wide lot for $750,000, or $136 for each square foot of the planned building.
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