A Flushing-based property owner has filed applications for twin two-story, two-family houses at 47-25 and 47-27 Bowne Street, in East Flushing. The buildings will measure 2,493 square feet each, and across both, the residential units should average 807 square feet apiece. There will also be a total of four off-street parking spaces, two of which will be housed in separate, 190-square-foot garages. Edward C. Lui’s Little Neck-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 4,750-square-foot plot is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in April.
New York City is one step closer to getting another interior landmark. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing on the designation of the Ambassador Grill and lobby at 1 and 2 United Nations Plaza.
Over a year ago, Blesso Properties shelled out $33 million for the former Lincoln Savings Bank site at 525 Broadway, next to the elevated subway tracks in Williamsburg. Now they’ve filed plans for a 27-story, mixed-use building that will be nearly evenly divided between apartments and office space.
Earlier this year, the city paid $53 million to acquire the property at 1 North 12th Street, located between North 12th and 14th streets along Kent Avenue on the border of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, with plans to convert the site into public park space. The city has now agreed to pay $160 million for the 11-acre CitiStorage site, located between North 10th and 12th streets at 5 North 11th Street, Crain’s reported.
At a City Council hearing today, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development endorsed a pair of bills that would require annual audits to crack down on builders who are skirting affordable housing requirements in the 421-a property tax exemption program.