The Bronx’s sleepiest neighborhoods have become a hotbed for small, market-rate developments. Friday’s filings brought one of these projects at 508 Van Nest Avenue, in the northeastern Bronx neighborhood of Van Nest.
The Menorah Home for the Aged’s long-neglected campus in Bushwick is about to sprout more apartments, after plans were filed to erect a new building and expand two old ones last month. Landlord Moshe Braver is planning a second new rental building at 885 Bushwick Avenue.
Joel John, doing business as Bushwick Powers, LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, 20-unit residential building at 70 Bushwick Avenue, in eastern Williamsburg, a block away from the Grand Street stop on the L train. The building will measure 13,657 square feet, and units will average a rental-sized 683 square feet apiece. Queens Village-based Julien Flander is the architect of record. The L-shaped assemblage will require the demolition of a single-story warehouse on the corner lot and a two-story house at 215 Powers Street.
In the first half of 2014, YIMBY reported on building applications for a nearly 600-foot-tall luxury residential tower at 45 Park Place, in Tribeca, and later that year, we revealed preliminary renderings of the project. Now, Bloomberg Business has the latest news on the tower, as well as an update on the design. The building will have 43 actual stories and will top out 667 feet above street level, up from the 39-story and 597-foot figures reported earlier. The latest filings call for 50 condominiums, and at least 15 will reportedly be full-floor units measuring 3,200 to 3,700 square feet. The 134,304 square-foot building will also incorporate 1,089 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Satellite skylines across the water from Manhattan are a curious phenomenon: they appear to stay frozen in time for decades until they hit sudden, and typically large, growth spurts. As Lower Manhattan was still reeling from the tragedy of 9/11, Jersey City sprouted a forest of cranes. East of the Financial District, the current decade has ushered Downtown Brooklyn’s skyscraper renaissance, as its solitary peaks are now morphing into manmade canyons. Yet as 2015 draws to a close, Long Island City is set to command development watchers’ attention, and the region’s perpetual skyline underdog is about to undergo a complete overhaul.