Permits have been filed for a five-story school at 1829 Nostrand Avenue, in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. The site is one block away from the Newkirk Avenue and Nostrand Avenue Subway Station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. The project will replace a single-story commercial building that was once home to a Duane Reade. David Bawabeh of Bawabeh Realty Holdings will be responsible for the development. This would be the second school by the company that YIMBY has reported on, the first being at 644 Gates Avenue.
Bawabeh Realty Holdings
Brooklyn-based Bawabeh Realty Holdings has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential project planned at 37 Herkimer Street, located in southwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant. The new building will measure 5,688 square feet and its residential units should average 664 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two apartments per floor on the ground and second floors, followed by two larger apartments across both the third and fourth floors. Aryeh Siegel’s Hudson Valley-based firm is the architect of record. The 2,000-square-foot lot is vacant.
Bawabeh Realty Holdings, with the Co-op School, are planning to redevelop the single-story retail building at 644 Gates Avenue, in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, into a three-story, 30,000-square-foot school. The existing structure will be gut-renovated and expanded two stories, according to Crain’s. It will have enough classrooms for 250 middle school students, plus it will have a library, an auditorium, a music room, and an 8,000-square-foot rooftop recreational area with a garden. The Co-op School has already leased the space from Bawabeh, the property owner. A Family Dollar must first vacate the property, and the new building is expected to open in 2018.
Bawabeh Realty Holdings is currently constructing a multi-building, 250,000 square-foot commercial hub — dubbed Linden Center — at 78-01 – 79-99 Linden Boulevard, in Lindenwood, Queens. There will be two double-story buildings and another single-story structure. The complex is currently 70% leased, with more than 18 retail leases, including a 45,000 square-foot LA Fitness. A small office portion is also planned, and completion is expected by 2016, according to The Real Deal.