Most of the new buildings planned for Ravenswood—a little industrial neighborhood on the East River between Astoria and Long Island City—are hotels. But on Friday, a new building application was filed for an unusual 10-story commercial project at 37-24 10th Street, between 37th and 38th Avenues.
There aren’t many big development sites left in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, but one developer managed to snag a block-through site at 270 Nostrand Avenue, right around the corner from the Bedford-Nostrand G train stop. Aaron Lebovits’ Park Developers and Builders filed new building applications on Friday for a 241-unit apartment building on the lot between Dekalb Avenue and Koscuiszko Street.
Earlier this year, YIMBY revealed new renderings of World Wide Group’s and Rose Associates’ 65-story residential tower underway at 252 East 57th Street, in Midtown East, and now the tower has topped-out. The building will include 268 units, split between 93 condominiums and 175 apartments, and amenities include a porte cochére, a 34th-floor terrace and a 75-foot-long pool and spa. Retail will be included on the ground and second floors. SOM is the design architect, while SLCE Architects is serving as architect of record. Occupancy is expected in late 2016.
Back in May, YIMBY brought you news that the Dime Savings Bank development assemblage — located around but not including the two-story commercial building at 209 Havemeyer Street, in central Williamsburg — was hitting the market, and now it appears Tavros Capital and Charney Construction & Development are in contract to purchase the site. According to Commercial Observer, Dime is selling the 50,000 square-foot assemblage for $80 million, which could accommodate a mixed-use development of 230,500 square feet. The developers are expected to close on the purchase in early 2016.
The polluted waterfront blocks in eastern Queens known as Flushing West are an industrial wasteland: vacant lots, warehouses, a scrap metal business, a lumber yard, a U-Haul rental. But the city hosted a meeting Wednesday night laying out its plan to rezone the 10-block swath along Flushing Creek and revitalize the area with new residential development.