Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 61 East 53rd Street in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located between Remsen Avenue and Winthrop Street, the lot is near the Saratoga Avenue subway station, serviced by the 3 train. Jeffrey Zagelbaum under the Preferred 51 East 53rd LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
East Flatbush hasn’t seen much development action since the 421-a tax break expired in January. But a little market-rate project is coming to the hood, possibly spurred by renewed negotiations over the controversial policy. A pair of five-story residential buildings may replace a detached house at 3603 Farragut Road, at the corner of Brooklyn Avenue in East Flatbush.
Brooklyn-based property owner Jeffrey Zagelbaum has filed applications for two five-story, eight-unit residential buildings at 1517-1519 New York Avenue, in southern East Flatbush. Each will measure 6,500 square feet and residential units should average 750 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Half of the units will be duplexes, according to the Schedule A. Brooklyn-based Asher Hershkowitz is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot plot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in May. The site is located four blocks from the Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College stop on the 2 and 5 trains.