New York


1625 McDonald Avenue

Two-Story, 5,000-Square-Foot Mixed-Use Commercial Project Planned at 1625 McDonald Avenue, Midwood

Property owner Ronny Shmoel, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a two-story, 5,006-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 1625 McDonald Avenue, in Midwood. The ground floor of the project will host commercial-retail and warehouse space and the second floor will house offices. The ground floor will also feature a seven-car parking garage. Gabriel Gingishvili’s Brooklyn-based MGM Creations is the architect of record. The 46-foot-wide, 5,377-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits have not been filed. The Avenue N stop on the F train is located a block to the north.


475 Bay Street

Developer Acquires Site of Proposed Eight-Story, 214-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 475 Bay Street, Stapleton

BFC Partners is in contract to purchase the 53,922-square-foot vacant lot at 475 Bay Street, in Stapleton, for $4 million, Commercial Observer reported. That’s on Staten Island’s North Shore. As YIMBY reported in 2014, the developer is planning to build an eight-story, 214-unit mixed-use building at the site. Buildings applications call for a project of 183,000 square feet, where 12,500 square feet would be for ground-floor retail space. The apartments, averaging 750 square feet apiece, would be rentals ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. Many of the them would also rent at below-market rates. An exact figure wasn’t given for how many, but BFC would be required to designate 25 percent of the units to affordable housing. The site is located on the southern end of a potentially rezoned 14-block corridor of Bay Street. In fact, the project relies on the rezoning to move forward. Pending the rezoning, BFC hopes to break ground in 2017. Edelman Sultan Knox Wood Architects is the architect of record. The neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station is three blocks to the south.


4004-4010 Manhattan Avenue

Four Four-Story, Single-Family Homes Coming to 4004-4010 Manhattan Avenue, Sea Gate

Staten Island-based developer Over Development has filed applications for four single-family houses at 4004-4010 Manhattan Avenue, in Sea Gate, which is the gated community on the western end of Coney Island in Brooklyn. Each house will stand four stories in height and measure 2,028 square feet. The residential portions of each structure will begin on the second floor in an effort to mitigate damage during future floods. The ground level will remain unfinished and designed to sustain flood waters. Each house will also come with two off-street parking spaces. Stanley M. Krebushevski’s Staten Island-based SMK Architect is the architect of record. The 10,033-square-foot site, on the corner of Neptune Avenue, is currently vacant. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated the community with high surf, destroying many homes in the process.


416 Thomas S. Boyland Street

Four-Story, Eight-Unit Affordable Residential Building Filed at 416 Thomas S. Boyland Street, Ocean Hill

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 416 Thomas S. Boyland Street, in Ocean Hill. The structure will measure 10,303 square feet and its residential units should average 1,233 square feet apiece. That means the rental apartments will come in family-sized configurations. There will be two apartments per floor and no parking is included, as none is required. Salvatore Perry’s Hudson Square-based Latent Productions is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,503-square-foot plot is currently vacant. The Rockaway Avenue stop on the A/C trains is located nine blocks to the north. Since the city is building the project, its apartments will surely come with some amount of affordability.


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