Back in November of 2015, the expansion of the former three-story building at 139 Ludlow Street, on the Lower East Side, topped out at five stories, or 71 feet above street level. Bowery Boogie reports that the project is largely complete, now that the windows have been installed, exterior detailing has finished, and the scaffolding has been removed. The 16,500-square-foot commercial building, dubbed Ludlow House, will eventually house two restaurants and a members-only club, featuring event spaces, lounges, and screening rooms. Princeton Holdings is the developer and Lee Levine’s Hoboken, N.J-based Lee Levine Architects is the architect of record. Opening is expected within weeks, according The Lo-Down.
Property owner Moses Waldman has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 221 Franklin Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, located three blocks from the Classon Avenue stop on the G train. The structure will measure a total 8,714 square feet. One unit will span the ground and second floors, and the second unit will take up the third and fourth floors. The apartments should average a very spacious 2,983 square feet apiece, which means family-sized condominiums are surely in the works. Mt. Vernon, N.Y.-based Jeffrey Sandor Orling Architect is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-story wood-framed townhouse.
Developer Phipps Houses hopes to rezone an industrial area just south of Sunnyside Yards in Queens, in order to build a large affordable rental building. We came across initial renderings and new details for the 10-story building in zoning documents, which were posted before Phipps pitched their project to the City Planning Commission on Monday.
We like to keep our eyes open to new developments outside New York City, and one of the fastest-growing places is Jersey City. It could soon overtake Newark as the most populous city in the nation’s most densely-populated state. In January, ground was broken for a 900-foot residential tower at 99 Hudson Street. Now, we have word of a decidedly smaller development – a four-story, four-unit condominium building rising at 54 Bright Street.
The floodwaters ran high in Brighton Beach during Hurricane Sandy, but that hasn’t stopped developers from constructing new apartment buildings there. Last week, plans surfaced for a five-story residential building at 524 Ocean View Avenue, a block north of the Brighton Beach stop on the B and Q trains.