Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 163 Johnson Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Located between Manhattan Avenue and Graham Avenue, the corner site is four block east of the Broadway subway station, serviced by the G train. The Grand Avenue subway station, serviced by the L train is nine blocks north of the proposed development lot. Yoel Werzberger of Watermark Capital LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The former Ridgewood Lodge No. 710, Free and Accepted Masons, better known as the Ridgewood Masonic Temple in Bushwick, Brooklyn, is one step closer to a rebirth. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans to modify the building at 1052 Bushwick Avenue (a.k.a. 1054 Bushwick Avenue), designated an individual landmark on July 22, 2014, for residential use.
Last month, DNAinfo reported that the struggling Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Williamsburg had leased its large property to Watermark Capital, and the agreement had some unusual stipulations, banning “activities associated with abortion, birth control, euthanasia, stem-cell research or pornography.” Now plans have been filed to erect a 19-story apartment building at 321 Wythe Avenue, on the western half of the through-block church property.
Property owner Yoel Werzberger, head of Seventeen Monitor LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 4 North Henry Street, on a partially vacant property in northern Williamsburg. An existing three-story residential building, at the southwestern corner of the zoning lot, will stay, and the new 9,316 square-foot building will rise to the north. Nataliya Donskoy’s ND Architecture & Design is designing.
Church conversions in New York City always seem to be an architectural roll of the dice, but YIMBY noticed this fairly attractive rendering on the fence at 81 Ten Eyck Street in East Williamsburg, where the former St Mary’s Catholic Church is being transformed into apartments.