East New York

Van Sinderen Plaza, rendering via McQuesten Development

Permits Filed for Van Sinderen Plaza, 130-Unit, Two-Building Project in East New York

The city is about to rezone the northeastern swath of East New York around Broadway Junction, but development is still brewing at the neighborhood’s far-flung edges. MacQuesten Development has filed plans for a sizable affordable project called Van Sinderen Plaza in the New Lots section of the hood, beneath the elevated L train tracks and next to the border with Brownsville.

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1460 Blake Avenue

Twin Two-Unit Residential Buildings Coming To 1460 Blake Avenue, East New York

In the borderlands of East New York and Lindenwood, where Brooklyn meets Queens, property owner Luz Perez Ortiz has filed applications for two two-family residential buildings at 1460-1462 Blake Avenue. The development would measure 7,272 square feet in total, and its four residential units would average a spacious 1,818 square feet apiece. Each structure would rise three stories in height, although units would be located on the upper two levels only. The neighborhood, dubbed The Hole, is frequently subject to flooding and is severely disinvested in by the city. The site, however, is located just west of the most sunken streets, some of which are 30 feet below grade. Felix Tambasco’s Brooklyn-based Sears Tambasco Architecture is the applicant of record.



453 Hinsdale Street. Via Google Maps.

City Plans 59-Unit, Seven-Story Mixed-Use Building At 453 Hinsdale Street

It’s about to get very busy for a corner in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn. In addition to the seven-story building planned at 500 Livonia Avenue, HPD plans another seven-story building spanning 81,435 square feet at 453 Hinsdale Street. The former will have 90 units while the latter will have 62 units, though the Schedule A seems to indicate 59 units. Those apartments will spread across 69,634 square feet. If the number is indeed 62, that means units will average a spacious 1,123 square feet apiece. A 1,094 square-foot community facility and 10,707 square-foot retail space will be on the ground level, plus storage for 31 bicycles. Like 500 Livonia Avenue, Christine Hunter of Manhattan-based Magnusson Architecture and Planning is the applicant or record.


500 Livonia Avenue. Via Google Maps.

City Plans 90-Unit, Seven-Story Mixed-Use Building At 500 Livonia Avenue, East New York

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development is planning to construct a new mixed-use building on an empty lot in East New York. The seven-story, 88,081 square-foot building will be erected at 500 Livonia Avenue, between Snediker and Hinsdale Streets. It will house 90 residential units across 79,284 square feet, for an average unit size of about 881 square feet. In addition to two residential units, the first floor will have 8,797 square feet of retail space, storage for 45 bicycles, and recreation space. Christine Hunter of Manhattan-based Magnusson Architecture and Planning is the applicant or record. The closest trains will be the L at Livonia Av and the 3 at Pennsylvania Av.


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