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1390 Putnam Avenue

Four-Story, Eight-Unit Residential Project Filed at 1390 Putnam Avenue, Bushwick

Property Adar Yigal, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 1390 Putnam Avenue, in Bushwick. It will measure 7,500 square feet and its residential units should average 687.5 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property is currently vacant. The Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues stop on the L and M trains is located five blocks away.


2947 West 28th Street

Renovation Begins on 17-Story, 573-Unit Surfside Gardens Public Housing Complex, Coney Island

Yesterday, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) broke ground on a $41 million renovation project of the 17-story, 573-unit public housing complex called Surfside Gardens (officially Coney Island I, Sites 4 & 5) at 2947 West 28th Street, on western Coney Island. The project, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is intended to repair damage sustained during Hurricane Sandy. It will also upgrade the building to better mitigate future storm damage, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported. The entire roof will be replaced, the façade will get a new look, backup power generators and new infrastructure will be installed, outdoor recreational areas will be upgraded, and new security measures will be installed. In addition, the Surfside Community Center will get an extensive renovation. James McCullar Architecture is behind the renovation’s design.


223 Manhattan Avenue

Five-Story, 10-Unit Residential Building Now Planned at 223 Manhattan Avenue, Williamsburg

Property owner Sol Ekstein, doing business as an anonymous Hudson Valley-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, 10-unit residential building at 223 Manhattan Avenue, in the heart of Williamsburg.In early 2015, YIMBY reported on plans for a six-story, 11-unit residential project under a previous owner. The newly filed building will measure 7,583 square feet and its residential units should average 682 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. It would include a 225-square-foot rooftop recreational area. Boaz Golani’s Brooklyn-based Beam Group is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 1,997-square-foot property is currently occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. Both the Graham Av and Grand St stops on the L train are about 0.3 miles away.


102 Scholes Street, rendering by Beam Group

Revealed: 102 Scholes Street, Williamsburg

During the Recession in 2010, an aging brick house was partially demolished at 102 Scholes Street in Williamsburg. A new developer took over the property last year, knocking down the rest of the shell and starting work on a new building. We have a look at what’s rising on the lot between Leonard Street and Manhattan Avenue, across from New York City Housing Authority’s Ten Eyck Houses.

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