New York

498 Leonard Street In South Greenpoint Nears Completion

A residential complex is nearing completion at 498 Lorimer Street on the southern edge of Greenpoint. Though it stands as a single structure, it functions as three conjoined buildings at 498, 500, and 502 Leonard, where each one is accessed via a separate entrance for its eight units. The combined 24 unit complex rises four stories high, with a penthouse level above set back from the main façade. In terms of urban context, its design makes it a transitional component between the rowhome neighborhood to the east and a new cluster of mid-rises facing McCarren Park one block west.

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90-11 56th Avenue

Four-Building, 26-Unit Residential Development Filed At 90-11 56th Avenue, Elmhurst

Property owner Tu Kang Yang has filed applications for four six- to seven-unit residential buildings at 90-11 – 90-21 56th Avenue, in southern Elmhurst, located three blocks from the Grand Av-Newtown stop on the M/R. All of the structures will rise four stories and measure 6,200 square feet, and two six-unit buildings will be book-ended by the seven-unit buildings. Across the 26-unit development, there will be 19,600 square feet of residential space, which means units should average a rental-sized 754 square feet apiece. Danny Yan’s Fresh Meadows-based Yan Architect & Planner is the applicant of record. The site currently consists of two two-and-a-half-story wood-framed houses.


75 Herkimer Street

Five-Story, Four-Unit Residential Project Filed At 75 Herkimer Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Casa Development Inc. has filed applications for a five-story, four-unit residential building at 75 Herkimer Street, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, located around the block from the Nostrand Avenue stop on the A and C trains. The new structure will measure 4,610 square feet and its residential units should average a relatively spacious 1,153 square feet apiece. The ground and second floors will contain two duplex units, and the third, fourth, and upper mezzanine level will house two triplex units. The project will be topped by a rooftop terrace. Amenity space will be located in the cellar. The developer, headed by Long Island-based Campani & Scharting Architects, is designing in-house. An existing three-story townhouse must first be demolished.


134 Quincy Street

Four-Story, Six-Unit Residential Building Planned At 134 Quincy Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Property owner Meir Daus has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 134 Quincy Street, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, located seven blocks north of the Franklin Avenue stop on the C train. The project will encompass 6,278 square feet and its residential units should average 728 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The ground floor apartment will include space in the cellar, and there will be two units per floor on the second and third levels. The penthouse unit will span the entire fourth floor and a rooftop terrace. Suresh Manchanda’s Flushing-based L&C Associates is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in March for the site’s existing three-story, multi-family townhouse.


275 West 140th Street

Eight-Story, 54-Unit Mixed-Use Building Tops Out At 264 West 140th Street, Harlem

Back in October of 2015, construction was underway on the ground floor of the eight-story, 54-unit mixed-use building being developed at 275 West 140th Street, in northern Harlem. Now, Harlem+Bespoke reports the structure has topped out, and it appears façade installation is imminent. Dubbed Strivers Plaza, the 64,948-square-foot project will eventually host studio, one-, and two-bedroom rental apartments. Individual units should average 876 square feet apiece, and amenities listed in the Schedule A include recreational rooms, storage for 28 bikes, an outdoor recreational area on the second floor, refuse rooms on each floor, and a rooftop terrace on the seventh floor. An 8,024-square-foot supermarket will occupy most of the ground floor, along with a 498-square-foot community facility. Radson Development is developing and Aufgang Architects is behind the design.


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