The northeastern Bronx is still a bastion of small market-rate development. Yesterday, plans surfaced for a six-story, market-rate apartment building at 3545 White Plains Road in Williamsbridge, a couple blocks east of Woodlawn Cemetery and the Bronx River.
Haim Levy’s Jamaica-based Phoenix Home Realty Inc. has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 526 Kosciuszko Street, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, located two blocks west of the Kosciuszko Street stop on the J train. The new 4,520 square-foot building will rise on a vacant 20-foot-wide lot and will boast full-floor apartment units averaging 1,087 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The same developer is also expanding the adjacent three-story townhouse at 528 Kosciuszko Street. That building will be expanded to 3,692 square feet (a growth of 374 square feet) and will contain three full-floor residential units. Apartments at 528 Kosciuszko will average 1,231 square feet apiece. Queens-based Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record.
Ocean Hill, the triangular neighborhood just west of Broadway Junction in Brooklyn, has become the final frontier for developers priced out of Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights. Builders pick up decrepit row houses or empty lots in the area, and put up rentals that are generally cheaper than Stuyvesant Heights to the west.