An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a five-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 208 Nostrand Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant. The projec, measuring 7,649 square feet, will contain a synygogue on the basement and cellar levels, followed by a duplex apartment on the first and second floors, topped by a triplex apartment on the third through fifth floors. Timothy Lee’s Elmhurst-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lot is occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed. The Myrtle-Willoughby Avenues stop on the G train is three blocks away.
After 10 months of legislative limbo and stalled construction sites, the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York and the Real Estate Board of New York have reached an agreement to resurrect the controversial 421-a tax exemption, which props up rental development throughout much of New York City.
Last week, YIMBY brought you news that the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to calendar sections of the interior of the 44-story, 1,413-key Waldorf Astoria New York hotel at 301 Park Avenue, located on an entire Midtown block. Now, as part of a planned mixed-use conversion, property owner Anbang Insurance Group has filed applications to convert large swaths of the tower into residential units.
Foundation work is underway on the 12-story, nine-unit residential building under development at 117 West 21st Street, in Chelsea. Dubbed The Twenty1, the latest building permits indicate the project will measure 32,541 square feet and rise 120 feet above street level to its roof. The residential units will be condominiums and should average 3,616 square feet apiece. There will be a single townhouse-style unit, six full-floor units, and two duplexes. The Amirian Group is the developer and GRADE Architecture is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017.
Plans for the 26,000-square-foot Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island were approved earlier this week, with crews holding a groundbreaking ceremony at the site yesterday, Curbed NY reported. The main feature of the FXFOWLE Architects-designed structure, of course, will be its museum, which will include a mural called The Liberty Star, the Immersive Theater, the Engagement Gallery, and the Inspiration Gallery. There will also be a bookstore and administrative offices. The project is a joint effort by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., and the National Park Service. Openning is expected in 2019.