Architectural photographer Tectonic recently checked in on the progress at 80 Flatbush Avenue in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Demolition is underway to clear the site for the construction of a multi-structure development that will include one of the borough’s tallest skyscrapers. A large assembly of scaffolding and black netting shrouds what remains of the original brick structure that is being dismantled floor by floor. Last year the City Council approved the project, which had a reduction in size and scale and a redesign of the largest tower. Alloy Development is the developer of the complex, which is located on a triangular plot bound by Flatbush Avenue, State Street, Third Avenue, and a small sliver of Schermerhorn Street.
BKSK Architects will appear before the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission seeking approval for the renovation and expansion of a low-rise property in Greenwich Village. Located on an irregular corner lot at 21 Greenwich Avenue, the two existing structures on the site include a shuttered ground-floor restaurant facing West 10th Street and a separate three-story brick building with additional frontage on Greenwich Avenue. The latter once supported a small ground-floor gallery along Greenwich Avenue and residential area positioned on the second and third floors of the property.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 1884 Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Located between MacDougal Street and Hull Street, the lot is three blocks from the Broadway Junction subway station, serviced by the A, C, J, L, and Z trains. Yisroel Greenfeld under the Broadway 1884 LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Newark city officials have revealed plans for the next phase of redevelopment that will surround the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and aim to transform the city’s entire downtown area. The initiative is formally known as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Waterfront Masterplan and calls for the creation of a mixed-use urban center and rejuvenation of the blighted Passaic Riverfront.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 449 Chester Street in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Located between Riverdale Avenue and Newport Street, the lot is one block south of the Rockaway Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 3 trains. L + M Development Partners is listed as the owner behind the applications.