The Orthodox Jewish community on the border between Bed-Stuy and Williamsburg has learned to make the best of the area’s industrial zoning. Last week, South Williamsburg-based developer Joseph Brunner filed plans for an eight-story commercial and community facility building at 347 Flushing Avenue, just west of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Navy Yard.
It’s been over a year since developer Joseph Brunner filed plans for an 11-story rental building with a grocery store at 1134 Fulton Street in Bedford–Stuyvesant. Tectonic swung by the site earlier this week, and the Key Food, Popeyes, and handful of small stores at the corner of Fulton and Franklin avenues have been mostly demolished.
Exterior detailing is ready to be installed on the 33-story, 69-unit mixed-use tower at 172 Madison Avenue. Stone panels that will complete the gray and glass facade will be installed in a matter of days, according to Karl Fischer Architect, which is designing the tower.
It’s been a year and a half since Cornell Realty filed plans for a massive four-building, 208-unit development at 902 Franklin Avenue in southern Crown Heights. Now, Cornell has nearly finished demolishing the series of squat industrial buildings on the site between Crown and Montgomery streets, which used to be a commercial laundry business.
East Harlem may be experiencing a renaissance, but the stretch of Park Avenue covered by the elevated Metro-North Railroad tracks remains inhospitable and littered with vacant lots. Now, development may be coming to a barren stretch at 1516 Park Avenue, between 110th and 111th streets.