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917 Westchester Avenue, image via Bing Maps

Permits Filed: 917 Westchester Avenue & 940 Rogers Place, Longwood Affordable Housing in the Bronx

Affordable housing may grow on two empty lots near the elevated subway tracks in Longwood, a neighborhood in the southeastern Bronx. Plans were filed yesterday to erect a seven-story apartment building at 917 Westchester Avenue and a six-story one at 940 Rogers Place, around the corner from the Intervale Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains.

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159 Ludlow Street

Reveal For Two-Story Retail Building At 159 Ludlow Street, Lower East Side

Late last summer, YIMBY reported on applications for a two-story, 2,126 square-foot retail building at 159 Ludlow Street, on the Lower East Side, and now Bowery Boogie has the project’s reveal, which will take the form of a glassy structure. Hesky Haim and Continental Worsteds are the developers, and DXA Studio is designing the project, which it calls the ‘glass box’. The building appears to include some form of rooftop garden, and will be available as event space. The lot is currently vacant and construction is expected to begin in 2016.


11 Bond Street

Commercial-Retail Conversion Planned For 4.5-Story Property At 11 Bond Street, NoHo

Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty has filed applications to convert and expand the 4.5-story building at 11 Bond Street, in NoHo, into a commercial property fit for a single retail tenant, according to Bowery Boogie. The 16,410 square-foot building, which also goes by 348 Lafayette Street, is currently a women’s shelter operated by the Center of Urban Community Services. Annabelle Selldorf is designing the project, which would require approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Aby Rosen acquired the property for $26 million over the summer.


1930 Bedford Avenue

Sketch Posted Of Seven-Story, 38-Unit Mixed-Use Project At 1930 Bedford Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Back in April of this year, YIMBY reported on applications for a seven-story, 38-unit mixed-use building at 1930 Bedford Avenue, in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, and now an on-site sketch of the project has been posted, courtesy of photographer Tectonic. It will measure 38,236 square feet in total and will include 7,441 square feet of health care offices on the ground and second floors. Residential units begin on the third floor and should average 810 square feet apiece. Though two two wood-framed structures were demolished over the summer, construction has yet to begin. Nik Lavrinoff is developing and Z Architecture is designing.


220 Cadman Plaza West

Developer Offers $75M To Build 40-Story Residential Tower At 220 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn Heights

An unnamed developer is offering to pay at least $75 million to build a 40-story residential tower at 220 Cadman Plaza West, in Brooklyn Heights, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. The offer is being made to Whitman Owner Corp. and its shareholder residents. If approved, the existing single-story commercial buildings at the site, including 89 Pineapple Walk, would be demolished. In their place, a new residential tower would have possibly hundreds of condo units as well as new retail space. Shareholders are expected to vote before January 15 on whether the board should seriously consider the offer.


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