Roei Paz, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 18A Bleecker Street, in central Bushwick, located three blocks from the Gates Avenue stop on the J and Z trains. The new structure will measure 7,762 square feet in total and each floor will contain two apartments. The residential units will average 686 square feet apiece, although one of the fourth-floor units will include an exclusive fifth-floor penthouse level. Ruslan Goychayev’s Brooklyn-based RSLN Architecture is the architect of record. An existing two-story townhouse must first be demolished.
Three of the city’s top officials in transportation, housing, and economic development laid out the details of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial plan to build a streetcar line along the waterfront from Sunset Park, Brooklyn to Astoria, Queens during a meeting with reporters on Friday.
It was back in September of 2014 that YIMBY brought you word of plans for a 21-story mixed-use building at corner of Livingston Street, Boerum Place, and Red Hook Lane in Downton Brooklyn. It was in April of 2015 that demolition started and in June of 2015 that we showed you a rendering. Now, thanks to photos from our friend Tectonic, we can report that the project at 117 Livingston Street (a.k.a. 415 Red Hook Lane) has reached its second story.
The Durst Organization has just stopped construction on its sprawling megaproject on Hallets Point in Astoria, saying the taxes are “crushing” without the 421-a tax exemption. But developers are still rushing to build along the waterfront in the western Queens neighborhood. Developer Wayne Fried has filed applications for a seven-story, mixed-use building at 30-07 Vernon Boulevard, right next to Hallets Point and the East River.
In May of 2015, YIMBY reported that the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved RFR Realty’s planned commercial restoration of the landmarked Germania Bank Building, a six-story, 36,000-square-foot building at 190 Bowery, in NoLIta. Bowery Boogie now reports the restoration is well underway and crews have replaced the property’s windows. A new entrance is also being installed on the ground level and other alterations are now taking place. The building will eventually have a ground-floor retail space and the upper five floors will be leased as office space. Higgins Quasebarth & Partners and MdeAS Architects are behind the restoration design. Completion can probably be expected later this year.