On Tuesday, a proposal to renovate and expand a nearly century-and-a-half-old rowhouse on the Upper East Side’s southern end went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission. While the work on its front would be mostly welcome, the proposal for the roof and rear left one commissioner wondering how the application got this far.
Filings for new buildings in Flatbush seem to have slowed down over the last few months, probably thanks to confusion about the defunct-but-possibly-not 421-a tax abatement. The tax break propped up market-rate development throughout the central Brooklyn neighborhood, and without it, many builders seem to be delaying construction.
Construction is close to kicking off on the six-story, 138-unit residential building planned at 18 East 21st Street, on the southern end of Bayonne. That’s in Hudson County, New Jersey. Dubbed 19 East, it will contain luxury rental apartments ranging from studios to two-bedrooms. Amenities will include a fitness center, two rooftop terraces, a business center, and a 212-car parking garage on the bottom two floors. A plaza will be built on the plot’s frontage along Broadway. Ingerman Development Company is the developer. Completion is expected in early 2018, Jersey Digs reported. Much of the seven-parcel assemblage was vacant with the exception of a three-story apartment building, which has since been demolished.
Scarsdale, N.Y.-based L&R&G Contractors Corp. has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 3613 Barnes Avenue, in the East Bronx’s Williamsbridge section. The project will measure 4,169 square feet and its residential units should average 676 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. One of the units on the third floor will also feature space on an upper penthouse level. Pelham, N.Y.-based Fred Geremia Architects & Planners is the architect of record. The 26-foot-wide, 1,982-square-foot lot is vacant. The Gun Hill Road stop on the 2 train is four blocks away.
Affordable housing protesters chanting and marching through a public meeting last night forced the Department of City Planning to call off what would have been the first stage of a public approval process to rezone part of the Broadway Triangle in South Williamsburg, which would pave the way for an eight-building residential development.