The Landmarks Preservation Commission has given approval for the partial conversion and refurbishment of a portion of a landmark building in Chinatown. The building in question is 66 Allen Street (a.k.a. 315 Grand Street). Though the upper office floors will all become residential, totaling eight units, the existing ground floor retail will be retained. The approval was granted at the LPC’s session on Tuesday.
Developer Cayuga Capital plans to carve apartments out of an aging brick warehouse on the Greepoint waterfront, and a year and a half after uncovering an initial rendering, YIMBY has a better look at what the stepped development at 79 Quay Street will look like.
As the city prepares to rezone a big swath of East New York, officials haven’t paid much attention to Brownsville, the smaller and poorer neighborhood next door. Despite Brownsville’s rough reputation, developers have started buying up property in the area.
As the Jehovah’s Witnesses place their Brooklyn properties on the market, the group has agreed to give the city $5.5 million towards rebuilding Bridge Park 2, located below the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in DUMBO. The park has been in limbo for over a decade, and previous plans to renovate and upgrade the dilapidated site never came to fruition. The redesigned park could have a skate park and a multipurpose field, although the Parks Department will have to finalize the redesign, according to the Brooklyn Paper.
Arbie Development has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 105 Schenectady Avenue, in eastern Crown Heights, located five blocks away from the Utica Avenue stop on the A and C trains. The structure will measure 6,861 square feet in total and residential units will spread across 4,978 square feet, which means units will average a rental-sized 711 square feet each. One of the units on the fourth floor will feature a fifth-floor penthouse. Forest Hills-based ARC Architecture + Design Studio is the architect of record and an existing three-story townhouse must first be demolished.