YIMBY used the city’s Open Data portal to map the last five years of 311 complaints about illegal conversions, and the numbers illustrate what longtime New Yorkers already know: the majority of illegal apartments occupy homes in densely populated, working class areas with growing numbers of recent immigrants.
In April, Thor Equities acquired the development site spanning 176-180 Bedford Avenue, in northern Williamsburg, for $36.1 million, and now renderings posted on-site show a possible two-story commercial-retail building. Per Brownstoner, plans have yet to be filed for the project, but the property could accommodate a structure as large as 14,400 square feet. The site’s three-story predecessor has been removed.
LI Herald reports New York Cosmos, a professional soccer team, and Mattone Group have held a community meeting earlier this month detailing their Elmont stadium proposal, which would redevelop the parking lots south of Belmont Park, in Nassau County. The team is one of four groups that submitted plans to the Empire State Development Corp. over the past few years. The $400 million project would include a 25,000-seat stadium, 175-key hotel and commercial-retail.
Property owner Edward Sze has filed applications for six three-story, single-family homes spanning the vacant lots at 102-04 – 102-24 Dunton Court, in Old Howard Beach. The six residential units will be split across a total of 11,500 square feet of space, and Avid Designs is the archiect.
GP Keystand LLC has filed applications for a five-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 31-19 37th Avenue, in northern Long Island City. The project will span 10,200 square feet, with nearly 2,400 square feet designated for retail use, and Angelo Ng + Anthony Ng Architects Studio is designing. An existing single-story commercial building must first be demolished.