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608 Franklin Avenue

Eight-Story, 106-Unit Residential Project Topped Out at 608 Franklin Avenue, Crown Heights

It was in January that YIMBY last brought you an update on the eight-story, 106-unit residential project under construction at 608 Franklin Avenue (a.k.a. 1036 Dean Street), in northwestern Crown Heights, located five blocks from the Franklin Avenue stop on the C train and Franklin Avenue Shuttle. At the time, the structure was four stories above street level, but it has since topped out and is now receiving its windows, as seen in a photo by Tectonic. The structure will measure 125,350 square feet and its residential units should average 693 square feet apiece. Rental apartments are in the works, and configurations will include studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms. Twenty-four of the apartments will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Amenities include a 56-car parking garage on the cellar and ground floors, storage for 63 bikes, a lounge, a fitness center, an common outdoor area on the second floor, and a rooftop terrace. Yoel Goldman’s Brooklyn GC is the developer, with ODA New York is behind the design. Occupancy can probably be expected by the end of the year.


685 Fifth Avenue

Office Portion of 20-Story 685 Fifth Avenue Getting 90-Key Boutique Hotel Conversion & Expansion, Midtown

In April, news broke that Istanbul-based Gulaylar Group entered into contract to acquire the entire 90,000-square-foot office portion of the 20-story, 115,000-square-foot multi-use commercial building at 685 Fifth Avenue, on the corner of East 54th Street in Midtown. The deal includes the development rights to vertically expand the building by five stories. Those air rights were made available after property owners General Growth Properties and Thor Equities repositioned the building’s three stories of retail space, which now measures 23,400 square feet and is being made into Coach’s flagship store. Now, Gulaylar has disclosed plans to convert the office portion they are buying, along with the future expansion, into a 90-key boutique hotel, The Real Deal Reports. Five hotel chains, including Oetker Collection, AccorHotels, and LVMH’s Cheval Blanc, are currently in negotiations with the developer. The building’s remaining office tenant is moving out in August. Walter Marin’s Midtown-based Marin Architects is the architect of record for the expansion.



3365 Cruger Avenue, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: 3365 Cruger Avenue, Allerton

The neighborhoods north of Bronx Park remain bastions of small, market-rate development. Many of the builders are Albanian and based nearby in Morris Park, an East Bronx enclave populated by Albanians, Latinos, and Italians. One of those projects was filed yesterday at 3365 Cruger Avenue in Allerton, a mostly Puerto Rican neighborhood in the northeastern part of the borough.

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411 Ninth Avenue

Seven-Story, 12-Unit Mixed-Use Building Rises to Fourth Floor at 411 Ninth Avenue, Midtown West

In July of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of the seven-story, 12-unit mixed-use building under development at 411 Ninth Avenue, located on the corner of West 33rd Street in Midtown West. Now, the project is under construction and currently four stories above street level, as seen in photos by our friend Tectonic. Dubbed Skylight House, the structure will encompass 21,246 square feet. It will feature 1,395 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by two residential units per floor beginning on the second. The units will be rental apartments and should average 920 square feet apiece. Amenities include storage space for 11 bikes and an outdoor terrace on the roof. Property owner James Papaionnou is the developer, while H. Thomas O’Hara’s Midtown-based HTO Architect is behind the design. Completion can probably be expected later this year or in early 2017.


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