Queens Village-based Melody Development, headed by David Manesh, has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit residential buildings at 431-433 Warwick Street, in central East New York, located six blocks east of the Van Siclen Avenue stop on the C train. Both buildings will measure a total 4,200 square feet each, which means the apartments will be rather spacious. According to the Schedule A, both new properties will feature a duplex unit across the ground and second floors, and a single unit on the third floor. Long Island-based Shahriar Afshari is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wide site is currently vacant and is located just south of the area’s rezoning, which the City Planning Commission approved last month.
Back in July of 2015, the façade was being installed on Ekstein Development’s eight-story, 105-unit residential building at 10-44 44th Drive (a.k.a. 44-80 11th Street), in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. The Court Square Blog now reports all the windows have been installed and exterior construction has been finished. The project encompasses 103,268 square feet and its rental apartments should average 757 square feet apiece. Twenty-five of the apartments – a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedrooms – will rent at below market-rates. Amenities include 36 car parking spaces on the ground floor, bike storage, laundry, a gym, residential storage space, and an open-air recreational space on the second floor. GF55 Partners designed the building. Occupancy can be expected within the next few months.
Premier Equities is placing on the market an assemblage of five tenement buildings along Third Avenue, between East 74th Street and 75th streets, on the Upper East Side. According to Crain’s, the five-story tenements at 1291-1297 Third Avenue (the corner property also uses the address 201 East 74th Street) and another undisclosed four-story building on 75th Street are being advertised to developers. There’s roughly 115,000 square feet of development potential at the site, although a developer would most likely demolish two of the tenement buildings for a 95,000 square-foot residential tower, according to Meridian Investment Sales, the brokerage firm tasked to sell the properties. The assemblage doesn’t come with an asking price.
In January, YIMBY brought you the first look at a 23-story residential project planned for 4650 Broadway, on the border between Washington Heights and Inwood. Now, a different developer has filed plans for a 19-story apartment building only two blocks south, at 4566 Broadway.
Not everything happening on or near Billionaires’ Row is supertall. Some of it is supersmall, relatively speaking. Two months ago, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the restoration and renovation of an individual landmark in the midst of the coming towers. That gives us the perfect opportunity to tell you a little bit about Engine Company No. 23.