Boaz Gilad’s Brookland Capital is building small rental and condo projects from Williamsburg to Flatbush, and yesterday they ventured just over the Bushwick border to Ridgewood. Plans were filed yesterday for two identical, five-story apartment buildings at 16-61 and 16-71 Summerfield Street, three blocks from the Halsey Street stop on the L train.
One of the last large, vacant lots in central Harlem is about to become an apartment building. The property’s longtime owners, the Fane family, have filed plans to erect a 10-story residential development on the plot at 305 West 128th Street, between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and St. Nicholas Avenue.
It was way back in September of 2014 that YIMBY reported on filings for a new residential building at 38-46 West 33rd Street (a.k.a. 38 West 33rd Street), in Midtown South. Then in June of 2015, we revealed a rendering of the project. In September, the Torkian Group development got financed by a $105 million loan. Now, the project’s scope is slightly bigger and construction is underway, which we can see in a pair of photos sent to us by our friend Tectonic.
Back in November, XIN Development, the U.S. branch of Beijing-based Xinyuan Real Estate, entered into contract to purchase the development site at 615 Tenth Avenue, between West 44th and 45th Streets in Hell’s Kitchen. Now, the developer has closed on the site for $57.5 million, and a mixed-use building with up to 90 condominium units is planned, according to The Real Deal. It will include mostly one- and two-bedroom residential units, as well as 20,000 square feet of retail space. The property is currently home to a Hess Express gas station, which must first be removed.
Over the summer, foundation work began on Ekstein Development’s nine-story, 86-unit residential building at 25-19 43rd Avenue, in Long Island City’s Court Square neighborhood. Steel beams and rebar are now a floor above street level, according to The Court Square Blog. The 90,173 square-foot project will have 68,145 square feet of residential space and is being designed by GF55 Partners. Dubbed Dutch LIC, the residential units will be condominiums, ranging from studios to two-bedrooms. Completion is currently expected in January of 2017.