A Long Island-based property owner has filed applications for twin three-story, two-family houses at 42-11 – 42-15 214th Place, in central Bayside. The buildings will each measure 3,219 square feet and, across both, the residential units should average 1,091 square feet apiece. Apartments with family-sized configurations are likely in the works. There will also be four off-street parking spaces. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based firm is the architect of record. The 5,000-square-foot site is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in July. The Bayside Long Island Rail Road station is three blocks away.
The site at 68-74 Trinity Place has been one of the more notable recent demolitions in the Financial District, with the building coming down over the course of the past year. The site’s owner, Trinity Church, had previously planned a condominium building designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli. While those plans were shelved earlier this year, we now have new renderings of what will replace it.
YIMBY can reveal renderings for a two-story, 8,404-square-foot, single-family mansion planned at 237 Kings Point Road, in Kings Point. The 45,938-square-foot property is located on the water on Long Island’s North Shore, in Nassau County. An existing 9,000-square-foot mansion currently located at the site must first be demolished. The property also has a dock. It last traded for $7.625 million in 2012, although the current owner’s identity is unclear.
A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for the $3 million renovation of Martin Luther King Park, located along Malcolm X Boulevard between West 113th and 114th streets in the southern end of Harlem. The park will get entirely new basketball courts, playgrounds, a water play area, and a turf area. Other upgrades include an outdoor fitness center, as well as new vegetation and a comfort station. Quennell Rothschild & Partners is the landscape architect. The project is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Community Park Initiative, where a total of 56 existing parks around the city will see renovations.
The historic Our Lady of Loreto Church in Brownsville was just saved from being torn down to make way for affordable housing. Now, a different church two blocks away, at 1860 Eastern Parkway, is going to be demolished for another affordable development.