An overhead rendering of the plans to redevelop the Bedford Union Armory, courtesy BFC Partners

Potential HUD Cuts Under Trump Threaten Bedford Union Armory Affordable Housing

Just over a year ago, city officials and Knicks player Carmelo Anthony stood in the cavernous Bedford Union Armory in Crown Heights and announced plans to redevelop the historic structure into affordable housing, a recreation center, and condos. Last night, City Councilmember Laurie Cumbo revealed that the city wasn’t sure how much federal housing funding it would receive under the Trump administration, and that uncertainty was threatening negotiations over the city budget and affordable housing at the armory.

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108-34 53rd Avenue

Twin Four-Story, Three-Unit Residential Project Planned at 108-34 53rd Avenue, Corona

An anonymous Elmhurst-based company has filed applications for two four-story, three-unit residential buildings at 108-34 – 108-36 53rd Avenue, in Corona. The new buildings will measure 4,289 square feet. Across both, the residential units should average 1,027 square feet apiece, indicative of apartments with family-sized configurations. There will be one unit on the ground floor, followed by another on the second floor and a third unit across the third and fourth floors in each structure. A total of six off-street parking spaces will be included. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based firm is the architect of record. The 5,000-square-foot plot is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in November.

1900 Benson Avenue

Three-Story, 21-Unit Residential Project Filed at 1900 Benson Avenue, Bath Beach

Brooklyn-based EM Development has filed applications for a three-story, 21-unit residential project at 1900 Benson Avenue, located on the corner of 19th Avenue in Bath Beach. The new building will measure 32,452 square feet and its residential units should average 1,163 square feet, indicative of condominiums. There will also be off-street parking for 14 cars. Brooklyn-based Design Studio Associates is the architect of record. The 15,687-square-foot assemblage consists of three lots, each of which is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits have not been filed at this time.

3205 Broadway

Columbia University’s Three-Story University and Academic Conference Center Rises at 3205 Broadway, Harlem

Construction is now two stories above street level on Columbia University’s three-story, 55,980-square-foot University and Academic Conference Center at 3205 Broadway, located on the corner of West 125th Street in Harlem’s Manhattanville section. Steel beam construction can be seen thanks to an update by Harlem+Bespoke. The new building will include an information center, two auditoriums, offices, meeting rooms and a café.