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.
An anonymous Flushing-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building planned at 132-16 Maple Avenue, on the southern end of downtown Flushing. The project will measure 12,121 square fee and will contain 1,994 square feet of medical office space on the cellar and ground floors. The residential units above will average 937 square feet apiece. The penthouse unit, located on part of the fifth floor and the entire sixth floor, will be a duplex. Flushing-based First Hec Engineering is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits not yet been filed.
New York City’s development booms result in buildings of all shapes and types. And while each round of additions brings lots of positive changes to the city’s skyline, the city’s denizens must, unfortunately, accept the bad with the good. While new projects in surrounding blocks will eventually block much of the building from most perspectives, the misproportioned parapets of 5 Beekman are, in the intermediary, an affront to New Yorkers and the skyline.
The owners of Textile Arts Center in Gowanus are building more light industrial space next door at 497 Carroll Street, between Third and Fourth avenues.