Last November, YIMBY wrote about a dense residential enclave sprouting from a former no man’s land along Queens Boulevard, straddling the border of Woodside and Sunnyside. Today, a similar micro-hood is emerging amidst an equally neglected space on Queens Boulevard on the other end of Woodside. Here, three major pieces of infrastructure – Queens Boulevard, the Long Island Rail Road, and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway – leave a star-shaped mark on the borough map as they cross over and under one another. The tripoint also joins Woodside with Elmhurst to the east and Maspeth to the south. When construction of the eight-story, 44-unit residential hotel at 65-15 Queens Boulevard is finished, it will be among the first of several similar projects set to redefine the busy junction.
Property owner Ephraim Waxman has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 1821 49th Street, in southern Borough Park. It will measure 8,180 square feet and its full-floor residential units should average 2,080 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized configurations. Condominiums are likely in the works. Asher Hershkowitz’s Brooklyn-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot assemblage is currently occupied by two attached two-story houses. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. The 18th Avenue stop on the F train is located three blocks away.
Chicago-based L3 Capital has filed applications for a two-story, 5,350-square-foot commercial-retail building at 89 North 6th Street, in Williamsburg. The project, to rise 43 feet above street level, will host 4,250 square feet of retail space across the ground and second floors. The cellar will contain accessory storage space. Midtown East-based Kenneth Park Architects is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property is currently occupied by a four-story tenement building. Demolition permits have not been filed. The Bedford Avenue stop on the L train, expected to cease service into Manhattan for 18 months starting as early as 2019, is located two blocks away.
Jamaica-based Phoenix Home Realty has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 2088 Bathgate Avenue, in the West Bronx’s Tremont section. It will measure 8,353 square feet and its residential units should average 821 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 33-foot-wide, 2,326-square-foot property is currently vacant. Metro-North Railroad’s Tremont station is located six blocks away.
Construction has been completed on the five-story, 10-unit residential building under development at 1485 Gates Avenue, in central Bushwick. The latest building permits indicate it measures 11,017 square feet. Its residential units should average 873 square feet apiece, which mean they could be either condominiums or rental apartments. Amenities include laundry facilities and a rooftop recreational space. Yoel Berkovits is the developer. Beam Group is the design architect, while Joseph A. Mucciolo’s Long Island-based architectural firm is serving as the executive architect. Occupancy is expected soon. YIMBY first reported on the project when new building applications were filed in July of 2014. The Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues stop on the L and M trains is two blocks away.