Backhoes have just begun tearing up the earth to make way for a slim condo building at 42-44 Crescent Street in Long Island City. Now, YIMBY has snagged the first rendering of the project near Queensboro Plaza.
A four-story row house on West 19th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues will meet the wrecking ball for condos, and we have a glimpse of the new building that will replace it.
Over the summer of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of New Empire Real Estate’s planned high-rise residential tower at 131 East 47th Street, in Midtown East, and now new building applications have been filed with the Department of Buildings. The new 122-unit building will encompass 173,059 square feet and will rise 49 stories, or 581 feet, above street level. Beginning on the second story, there will be three residential units per floor through floor 12 and floors 14 through 35, then two units per floor on floors 37 through 47. The 48th floor will contain a full-floor penthouse, and floors 13, 36, and 49 will contain mechanical equipment.
Queens-based property owner Bryan Tavarez has filed applications for four three-story, two-unit residential buildings at 85-39 – 85-47 Lefferts Boulevard, in Richmond Hill, located three blocks from the 121st Street stop on the J/Z trains. From north to south, two of the houses will measure 2,835 square feet each and will contain a single unit across the basement and the second levels with the second unit will taking up the third level. The third and fourth houses will measure 1,750 and 2,640 square feet respectively. The smaller building will have a similar layout to the buildings to the north. The larger one will feature a 293-square-foot doctors office on the first level and full-floor units on the next two floors. Fresh Meadows-based King David Architecture is the architect of record. The site is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house, and demolition permits were filed in February.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has been filing applications since January of 2014 for a four-story, three-unit mixed-use building at 1776 Broadway, and a three-story, two-unit residential building at 483 Marion Street, in Ocean Hill, located directly below the Chauncey Street stop on the J/Z trains. The new buildings will measure 6,201 and 3,205 square feet each, respectively, and the larger building will feature 1,240 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Across both buildings, there will be 6,124 square feet of residential space, which means the apartments should average a spacious 1,225 square feet apiece. The units could be new-construction family-sized condominiums, which would be unprecedented in this part of Brooklyn for this building cycle. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 3,342-square-foot lot is currently vacant.