Permits filed reveal a bright new addition to 147 Stanhope Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and today YIMBY has the first rendering for the project. The architect is Beam Architects, and the design is by J Goldman Design. The residential building will rise a modest four stories, and comprise eight rental apartments.
Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 253 Mother Gaston Boulevard, in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The site is five blocks away from the Atlantic Avenue subway station, serviced by the L trains; the East New York train station is also nearby, serviced by the LIRR. Joseph Lax is behind the applications.
YIMBY has been given a first look at the brick façade for 145 President Street, in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens neighborhood. Last week the tarp was removed, revealing the building’s handcrafted masonry, produced by Petersen Tegl from Denmark. The style is renowned for having clean lines and neutral tones. East Village-based Avery Hall Investments is the developer.
New York’s NIMBYs rarely choose battles worth fighting, needlessly and maliciously bogging down the process of new development in many of the city’s neighborhoods. But one of the more vindictive melees now taking place is being fought over 80 Flatbush Avenue, a pair of mixed-use buildings that would add substantially to Brooklyn’s housing stock, promising 900 new apartments, office space, retail and cultural amenities, and two schools totaling 700 seats. After launching a website, NIMBYs opposing the project have doubled down on their regressive bottom line, deleting a poll they themselves had created, after a 3:1 voting margin in favor of the proposal threatened to undermine a message without merit.
Brooklyn’s boom continues apace, and today, YIMBY has the reveal for the redevelopment of the existing building at 489 Washington Avenue, in Clinton Hill. The site is three blocks away from the Clinton-Washington Avenue subway station, serviced by the C trains. GB Properties is responsible for the applications. Construction will alter the extant structure, resulting in a tenfold increase in the unit count.