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490 Lorimer Street

Five-Story, Nine-Unit Residential Building Coming To 490 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg

Han Soon Yom, doing business as a Fort Lee, N.J.-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, nine-unit residential building at 490 Lorimer Street, in central Williamsburg, located four blocks south of the Lorimer Street stop on the L train. The project will measure 7,964 square feet in total, which means units will average 885 square feet apiece. The building will have storage space available to tenants in the cellar, as well as an outdoor common area on the roof. Anthony Morena’s MORTAR Arch + Dev is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in December to remove the existing three-story brick building.


913 45th Street

Brooklyn Baptist Chinese Church Planning Six-Story Facility At 913 45th Street, Sunset Park

The Brooklyn Baptist Chinese Church, doing business as Siloam Ministries Inc., has filed applications for a new six-story, 11,512 square-foot church facility at 913 45th Street, in Sunset Park, located two blocks west of the Fort Hamilton Parkway stop on the D train. The building would contain a house of worship on the ground floor, a dining hall and kitchen in the cellar, and five floors of accessory office space. Shiming Tam’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the applicant of record. An existing two-story brick building must first be demolished.


4545 18th Avenue

Six Three-Family Residential Buildings Planned At 4515 18th Avenue, Borough Park

Shimon Lichtenstein, doing business as a Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications to build four, three-family residential buildings at 4545 18th Avenue, on the edge of Borough Park. Each of the buildings will measure 4,587 square feet, and full-floor units will average a specious 1,529 square feet apiece. Queens-based Grigori Zinkevitch is the architect of record. The site must first be subdivided into four 22-foot-wide tax lots, and an existing single-story auto-shop will have to be demolished. Future residents will be conveniently located around the corner from the 18th Avenue stop on the F train.


Pennsylvania Station

State Moves Forward With Penn Station Renovations & Moynihan Station Plans

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is preparing to issue a request-for-proposals later this week to renovate and upgrade Pennsylvania Station, located under Madison Square Garden on Eighth Avenue between West 31st and 33rd Streets. According to the Observer, the project is part of the $26 billion investment in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), with the state contributing $8.3 billion. Multiple plans for a new entrance have already been put forth, one of which involves the demolition of the MSG Paramount Theater in replace of a glass enclosure, seen in these latest renderings.

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Second floor roof garden at 711 West End Avenue, rendering via P2B Ventures

Developer of 711 West End Avenue Promises New Amenities for Rent-Stabilized Tenants

When two developers decided to build 10 stories of condos on top of an occupied, rent-stabilized apartment building at 711 West End Avenue on the Upper West Side, tenants were predictably upset. To appease the renters, many of whom have lived there for decades, the landlords plan to renovate and add new amenities to the seven-story brick building between 94th and 95th Streets.

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