Out in the borderlands between Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Brownsville, and East New York, there’s a working class, largely black neighborhood called Ocean Hill. A small new development is headed to the area at 2353 Dean Street, between Rockaway Avenue and Eastern Parkway.
Last-minute design changes can be revealed for the seven-story, 28-unit residential project currently receiving finishing touches at 11-07 Welling Court, in western Astoria near the East River. Ten artists were also commissioned by the developer to craft works throughout the building, DNAinfo reported. The latest building permits indicate the project encompasses 27,144 square feet and rises 68 feet to its roof.
A Richmond Hill-based corporation has filed applications for two three-story, tw0-family houses at 95-11 and 95-13 158th Avenue, in Howard Beach. The buildings will each measure 2,810 square feet and, across both, their residential units should average 750 square feet apiece. The apartments are likely geared towards families. John D. Calcagnile’s Howard Beach-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 60-foot-wide, 6,000-square-foot site is occupied by a dilapidated single-story house until that structure was demolished earlier this year.
It appears the final design has been fully revealed for the 11-story, 233-unit mixed-use building under development at 149 East 125th Street, a.k.a. 146 East 126th Street, on the northern end of East Harlem. A groundbreaking ceremony has also been held for the project, dubbed Gotham East 126th Residential, Curbed NY reported. The latest building permits indicate it will encompass 275,566 square feet and rise 120 feet to the roof, not including the bulkhead.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard two different applications to convert structures in the West Village from three units to single-family use. The first was approved. The second, far more visible and controversial, was not approved.