Harlem is no longer known for abandoned buildings and neglected blocks. Small developments are filling in the vacant lots that once pockmarked the neighborhood, and today we have a look at one coming to 3 West 128th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard.
Construction has been completed on the five-story, 10-unit residential building under development at 1485 Gates Avenue, in central Bushwick. The latest building permits indicate it measures 11,017 square feet. Its residential units should average 873 square feet apiece, which mean they could be either condominiums or rental apartments. Amenities include laundry facilities and a rooftop recreational space. Yoel Berkovits is the developer. Beam Group is the design architect, while Joseph A. Mucciolo’s Long Island-based architectural firm is serving as the executive architect. Occupancy is expected soon. YIMBY first reported on the project when new building applications were filed in July of 2014. The Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues stop on the L and M trains is two blocks away.
Construction has been completed on the four-story (plus penthouse), 10-unit residential building under development at 434 Manhattan Avenue in Williamsburg. That’s on the corner with Bayard Street. YIMBY previously revealed schematic drawings of the project when foundation work was underway in the spring of 2015. The latest building permits show the building measures 10,262 square feet. The residential units should average 676 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include laundry facilities and a 302-square-foot recreational area on the ground floor. Borough Park-based Yoel Berkovitz is the developer and Beam Group is the design architect. Edward F. Zevallos Architect is serving as the architect of record. Occupancy can be expected very soon. The Lorimer Street/Metropolitan Avenue stop on the G and L trains is eight blocks away.
Property owner Sol Ekstein, doing business as an anonymous Hudson Valley-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, 10-unit residential building at 223 Manhattan Avenue, in the heart of Williamsburg.In early 2015, YIMBY reported on plans for a six-story, 11-unit residential project under a previous owner. The newly filed building will measure 7,583 square feet and its residential units should average 682 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. It would include a 225-square-foot rooftop recreational area. Boaz Golani’s Brooklyn-based Beam Group is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 1,997-square-foot property is currently occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. Both the Graham Av and Grand St stops on the L train are about 0.3 miles away.
During the Recession in 2010, an aging brick house was partially demolished at 102 Scholes Street in Williamsburg. A new developer took over the property last year, knocking down the rest of the shell and starting work on a new building. We have a look at what’s rising on the lot between Leonard Street and Manhattan Avenue, across from New York City Housing Authority’s Ten Eyck Houses.