Property owner Martin Forrester has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 124 Sterling Street, in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, located two blocks from the Sterling Street stop on the 2/5 trains. The structure will measure 3,201 square feet, which means its full-floor residential units should average 1,067 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The ground floor apartment will be a duplex and will feature additional private space in the cellar. Brooklyn Navy Yard-based Freeform + Deform is the architect of record. The 2,575-square-foot corner site, at Bedford Avenue, was occupied by a four-story apartment building until it was demolished in 2006.
Property owner Patrick Moses is following up on applications originally filed in 2013 for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 11 Conselyea Street, in northern Williamsburg, located two blocks from either the Metropolitan Av. or Lorimer St. stops on the G or L trains, respectively. The new structure will measure 6,499 square feet, and its residential units should average 714 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Both apartments on the fourth floor will also feature space – bedrooms, specifically – on the building’s upper penthouse level. Astoria-based Christopher V. Papa is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed in 2015 to raze the site’s existing three-story townhouse.
Back in February, the foundation was being poured for the 12-story, 75-unit mixed-use building under development at 69 East 125th Street, in East Harlem. Now, the project is seven stories above street level and rising, Harlem+Bespoke reports. Once complete, the 80,619-square-foot building will feature 5,643 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Residential units, averaging a rental-sized 767 square feet apiece, will fill the rest of the building. Fifteen of the apartments will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. As reported previously, amenities include a 15-car garage in the cellar, bike storage, a laundry, private residential storage, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. Greystone Property Development is the developer and Kutnicki Bernstein Architects is the architect. Completion is expected in early 2017.
In 2015, L+M Development Partners and Nelson Management Group acquired the 19-story, 260-unit mixed-income residential building, called Lands End I, located at 257-275 South Street, on the Lower East Side, for an undisclosed amount. Now, renderings of the building’s planned renovation have been revealed by Curbed NY. The 236,065-square-foot building is expected to host 256 rental apartments after the renovation, which will include the construction of a roof deck, a fitness center, a community lounge, and a laundry. There will also be 24-hour doorman service, and amenities will be available to all of the building’s residents. Units will come in studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations. Half of the apartments, which are currently partially subsidized, will continue to rent at below-market rates. ORE Design + Technology is designing. Construction is expected to be complete in early 2017.
The May 1 celebration of Eastern Orthodox Easter was marred by the tragic fire at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava at 15 West 25th Street, which reduced the landmark building to a charred stone shell. Aside from minor smoke inhalation by the church caretaker, no one was injured in the four-alarm blaze. The same cannot be said for the church building itself, which was reduced to a charred ruin.