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1461 Gates Avenue

Plans Revived for Five-Story, 40-Unit Residential Building at 1461 Gates Avenue, Bushwick

Plans have been revived for a five-story, 40-unit residential building at 1461 Gates Avenue, in the heart of Bushwick. Shia Lefkowitz initially filed applications for the project back in January 2013, and has now submitted additional documents for it. The structure will measure 34,547 square feet and its residential units should average 698 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include a 20-car underground parking garage, storage for 20 bikes, and a rooftop recreational space. Michael Avramides’s Midtown East-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 92.67-foot-wide, 12,693-square-foot assemblage consists of a vacant plot and a two-story townhouse at 1453 Gates Avenue. Demolition permits were filed for the townhouse in 2013. YIMBY previously reported on plans for a four-story, 10-unit residential buildings at the site. Those plans were to include four 10-unit structures (presumably to avoid parking requirements), although it appears the developers will be moving forward with the single-building plan. The site is located two blocks from the Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues Subway Station on the L and M trains.




70 West 139th Street

Eight-Story, 64-Unit Mixed-Income Residential Building Tops Out at 70 West 139th Street, Harlem

The eight-story, 64-unit mixed-use building under development by Harlen Housing Associates at 70 West 139th Street, in Harlem, has now topped out and is receiving its façade. YIMBY can bring you photos of the construction progress thanks to a tipster. The latest permits indicate the structure will encompass 68,857 square feet. The mixed-income project will feature a 1,878-square-foot community facility on the ground floor, followed by 64 condominiums averaging 836 square feet apiece. It was learned last year roughly two-third of the apartments, or 42, will receive some degree of affordable designation. Amenities include a 32-car underground garage, storage for 34 bikes, laundry facilities, private residential storage, an outdoor recreational space on the ground floor, and another “recreational room” on the ground floor (possibly a fitness center). Peter Franzese’s Greenwich Village-based design and engineering firm is the architect of record. Completion can probably be expected late this year or early next year.


3052 West 21st Street

Ford Amphitheater on Coney Island Boardwalk Opens for Business at 3052 West 21st Street

Last week, the open-air Ford Amphitheater on the Coney Island Boardwalk, at 3052 West 21st Street in southern Brooklyn, held its ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 5,000-seat venue debuted its first show, Impractical Jokers, on Friday. Live Nation is operating the amphitheater, according to Crain’s, and the location now serves as the new home of Seaside Summer Concert Series, which hosts free shows during the summer months. The three-story former Childs Restaurant Building, an individual landmark, was renovated and incorporated into the new amphitheater structure. The 90,164-square-foot building will also feature a restaurant on the ground floor and the rooftop, although it’s unclear when that will open. The rest of the property includes 40,000 square feet of public open space. The project is the work of iStar Financial, the nonprofit Coney Island USA, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). Gerner, Kronick + Valcarcel (a.k.a. GKV Architects) is the architect of record.


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