SROs, or single room occupancy hotels, house some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in New York City, but policies created dating to the 1950s and 1960s have resulted in residential hotels being gradually converted to market-rate housing or hotels. Yesterday, an SRO owner in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx filed plans to convert his five-story building at 2327 Grand Concourse to a hotel or a dormitory.
The chief executive officer of telecom company Altice, Dexter Goei, has filed applications to convert the three-story, 11-unit residential building at 138-140 West 11th Street, in Greenwich Village, into a single-family mansion. The plans were initially revealed over the summer when Goei acquired the 12,000-square-foot property, but the alteration permits offer additional details.
Foundation work is now underway for 36 four-story, two-family townhouses to be located at 11-05 – 11-21 46th Avenue, 11-06 – 11-16 45th Road, and 45-27 – 45-41 11th Street, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. Photos of the site have been posted by The Court Square Blog. The townhouses will measure between 3,950 and 4,954 square feet in size, and individual apartments should average 1,949 square feet apiece across the entire development. Valhalla, N.Y.-based GDC Properties is the developer and Newman Design Architects is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in 2018.
A joint venture between Carlstadt, N.J.-based Russo Development and Woodbridge, N.J.-based Dinallo Construction is planning to convert the four-story industrial building at 163 Bloomfield Avenue, in Verona, N.J., in Essex County, into a 51-unit residential building. Plans also include the construction of a ground-up, five-story, 68-unit residential building next door.
All over Bed-Stuy, little row houses are giving way to apartment buildings. The latest example comes to us from the neighborhood’s western borderlands with Clinton Hill, at 169 Lexington Avenue.