Breaking Ground


Bedford Green House -- Rendering of 2865 Creston Avenue

Groundbreaking Held for Bedford Green House at 2865 Creston Avenue, Bedford Park, The Bronx

Ground was broken at 2865 Creston Avenue yesterday to mark the beginning of construction on Bedford Green House, a 13-story supportive and affordable housing project in The Bronx’s Bedford Park neighborhood. The development is expected to cost $58.8 million, with almost half financed by the New York City Housing Development Corporation, HDC, under their Extremely Low- and Low-Income Affordability (ELLA) program.

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Edwin's Place

Robert A.M. Stern-Designed Affordable Housing at 3 Livonia Avenue Approved by City Planning, Brownsville

Yesterday, the New York City Planning Commission unanimously approved a new affordable housing development for 3 Livonia Avenue, in Brownsville. This will be the fifth project in Brooklyn by the non-profit partnership of Breaking Ground and The African American Planning Commission Inc. The development, named Edwin’s Place, will create 125 rental units for homeless and low-income families, and comes as part of the Mayor’s housing initiative to build 80,000 new, affordable units over a span of ten years.

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25 West 24th Street

Five-Story Former La Semana Hotel To Be Converted Into 47-Bed Homeless Shelter, 25 West 24th Street, Flatiron District

Breaking Ground, with the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), has proposed to convert the five-story former La Semana hotel at 25 West 24th Street, in the Flatiron District, into a 47-bed homeless shelter, DNAinfo reported. The facility would be an emergency shelter for street-homeless individuals. Housing there would be temporary until the city could move individuals to more sustainable living arrangements. After opposition from neighborhood residents grew before a recently scheduled meeting, officials decided to postpone the discussion until later this month. DHS doesn’t need the local Community Board’s approval and plans to move forward with the conversion as-of-right, according to its spokesperson. La Semana closed earlier this year after accumulating years of nightmarish reviews on TripAdvisor.


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