Brooklyn

NYC Bodega,

Why Bodegas Are Crucial To The Continued Success of New York City Real Estate

Technology and urbanity have a long and tempestuous relationship, with the former’s advancement over the past century having had an occasionally deleterious effect on the latter. This has been most evident when periods of previously unimaginable progress have yielded inventions like the automobile, which in turn led to the temporary collapse of many inner cities. Now, as online retail continues to outpace brick and mortar shopping, technology has once again laid siege to the fabric of New York City, threatening the time-honored local bodega, and potentially undermining a segment of local retail that has value far beyond its shelves.

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229 Hawthorne Street

Permits Filed for 229 Hawthorne Street, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn

229 Hawthorne Street, between Rogers and Nostrand avenues in Brooklyn’s Prospect Lefferts Gardens, is set for a new development. Applications filed with the DOB show that the new 16-story structure will have 13,510 square feet of residential space, to be divided amongst nine units, translating into an average size of 1,500 square feet. That means condominiums are exceedingly likely, and several of the residences will take up multiple floors. Victor Suben of Royal Engineering, P.C. is the architect of record, and Allen Shahipour, of Amona Realty Group, is listed as the developer. Demolition permits for the existing two-story home were filed back in March.


Crystal Tower

1355 Rogers Avenue Tops-Out, Flatbush, Brooklyn

Applications filed for a 255-unit affordable building at 2119 Caton Avenue aren’t the only progress YIMBY has to report for Flatbush today. Another new affordable and supportive housing development has now topped-out at 1355 Rogers Avenue, dubbed Crystal Tower, and designed by Delacour, Ferrara, & Church Architects. The project has 123 apartments spanning eight floors and 91,100 square feet of residential space; 74 of those units will be reserved for formerly homeless individuals, 41 will be for seniors and their families that are currently on the NYCHA waitlist, and eight three-bedroom units will be available to the community at large via lottery. Completion is expected by 2018, and the site is being developed by The Doe Fund and Crystal Ball, LLC.


632 Metropolitan Avenue

Permits Filed for 632 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg

Yesterday, YIMBY brought you the reveal for 308 North 7th Street in Williamsburg, designed by Issac & Stern Architects. Today, the prolific architects have filed permits for another new project in the neighborhood, at 632 Metropolitan Avenue, which is roughly equidistant between the Metropolitan and Graham Avenue stops on the L Train. The building will rise six floors and total 8,577 square feet of residential space, which will be divided amongst ten rental-sized units. Amleto Mazza of 632 Metropolitan Avenue, LLC, is listed as the developer, and demolition permits for the site’s previous two-story home were filed back in June of 2016.