A schematic depiction of the hotel planned at 149-03 Archer Avenue, located on the corner of 149th Street in downtown Jamaica, has been posted on the construction fence. Since YIMBY initially reported on applications for the project, it has been scaled down from 18 to eight stories and 283 to 128 rooms. The building permits indicate it will encompass 139,192 square feet and rise 91 feet above street level, not including the bulkhead.
Raymour & Flanigan, the furniture retailer based in upstate New York, has filed applications for a two-story, 55,300-square-foot commercial-retail building at 2570 Flatbush Avenue, located on the corner of Avenue V in Mill Basin across Flatbush from the King’s Plaza Shopping Center. Retail space will occupy both levels of the 30-foot-tall structure. S9 Architecture is the architect of record. The project will take up most of the block, which is bound by Flatbush Avenue, Avenue V, Hendrickson Street and Hendrickson Place. Multiple single-story commercial buildings must first be demolished. The retailer has a location across Avenue V from the site of their new building. It’s probable that Raymour & Flanigan will vacant their existing space once their new building has completed.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History.
Three months after a presentation that left West Village residents outraged, a revised proposal for a mega-mansion at 85-89 Jane Street has won over the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Sugar Hill Capital Partners has closed on the purchase of the vacant nine-story, 169,410-square-foot former senior residential facility at 1 Prospect Park West, located on the corner of Plaza Street West in Park Slope, for $84 million. The developer plans to convert the building, called Prospect Park Residence, into luxury residential units. It wasn’t specified whether they will be rentals or condominiums. Since Sugar Hill entered into contract for the property in 2014, a number of controversial evictions have taken place, some ending in buyouts and settlements, The Real Deal reported.