R&D Equity has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit residential building at 88 Bleecker Street, in central Bushwick, three blocks from the Knickerbocker Avenue stop on the M train. The building will measure 2,992 square feet on the 17-foot-wide lot. One unit will take up the ground floor, while a second unit will span the second and third floors, in addition to a fourth-floor penthouse. Jamaica-based Banji Awosika Architect is the applicant of record.
Back in May, a developer filed plans to convert a warehouse into a nightclub at 599 Johnson Avenue, on the western edge of Bushwick’s industrial business zone. Now we have the first look at the warehouse’s transformation, which will liven up a pretty dead commercial block between Scott and Gardner Avenues.
Williamsburg-based BL Realty has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 182 Jefferson Street, in northern Bushwick, five blocks north of the M train’s stop at Central Avenue. The building will total 6,468 square feet, and units will average 809 square feet apiece, with a fourth floor residence that extends to a “fifth-floor” penthouse. Rego Park-based Diego Aguilera is the architect of record, and an existing recessed two-story house must first be demolished.
The Menorah Home for the Aged’s long-neglected campus in Bushwick is about to sprout more apartments, after plans were filed to erect a new building and expand two old ones last month. Landlord Moshe Braver is planning a second new rental building at 885 Bushwick Avenue.
The East Williamsburg-Bushwick industrial zone is slowly transitioning from a no man’s land around the heavily polluted Newtown Creek to a mixed-use neighborhood complete with hotels, nightclubs and retail. Near the Jefferson Street L stop, the Bushwick Collective mural project has hastened gentrification by beautifying several barren blocks with the work of dozens of street artists. So it’s no surprise that a hulking six-story factory nearby at 455 Jefferson Street may become offices and retail.