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373 East 157th Street

Six-Story, 12-Unit Residential Building Planned At 373 East 157th Street, Melrose

An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, 12-unit residential building at 373 East 157th Street, in the South Bronx’s Melrose section. The project will measure 10,083 square feet and its residential units should average 641 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include laundry facilities and bike storage. Luis Depasquale’s Cronton-on-Hudson,N.Y.-based firm LMD Architect is the architect of record. The 2,493-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story brick building. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. Metro-North Railroad’s Melrose station is located five blocks north.


Activists and Community Board Members Come Out on Opposite Sides of Jerome Avenue Rezoning

The city is gearing up to rezone a 73-block stretch of Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, and politicians, activists, and members of local community boards spoke in frustrated tones last Thursday during the first public meeting on what promises to be one of the most controversial neighborhood plans of Mayor de Blasio’s time in office. Major players from the south and west Bronx offered opposing views on who should benefit from new housing and on whether Jerome’s hundreds of auto shops should remain.

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278 59th Street

New Five-Story, 98,200-Square-Foot Public School Planned At 278 59th Street, Sunset Park

The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has filed for yet another public school project, this time at 278 59th Street, located on the corner of Third Avenue in southern Sunset Park. The five-story school, called P.S. 746-K, will measure 98,240 square feet and stand 74 feet above street level. It will feature offices and classrooms throughout all five floors. The cafeteria will be located in the cellar, while the library, auditorium, and gymnasium will be on the ground floor. Another library will be on the fifth floor, and a playground will be adjacent to the building outside. An architect wasn’t listed on the application. The 47,000-square-foot assemblage is currently vacant. YIMBY has reported on four public school projects filed by the SCA within the past week.


143-35 Sanford Avenue

Nine-Story, 38-Unit Mixed-Use Building Filed At 143-35 Sanford Avenue, Flushing

An anonymous Flushing-based LLC has filed applications for a nine-story, 38-unit mixed-use building at 143-35 Sanford Avenue, on the eastern side of downtown Flushing. The project will measure 43,604 square feet and rise just 80 feet above street level. There will be 4,868 square feet of medical offices on the ground floor. The residential units on the floors above should average 736 square feet. It’s not clear if the apartments will be condominiums or rentals. Amenities include a 30-car parking garage, located mostly underground, and bike storage. Michael Kang’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 7,000-square-foot site is currently occupied by a three-story building with residential units and a dentists’ office. Demolition permits haven’t been filed.


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