Bergen Street in Prospect Heights is a hub of construction activity, and two residential buildings will finally rise on one of the strip’s last vacant lots between Underhill and Washington Avenues. Owner Benny Shlaff hopes to build two nearly identical four-story developments at 731 and 733 Bergen Street.
Kushner Companies and RFR Realty are teaming up with Ian Schrager to develop a Public Hotel at the six-building Dumbo Heights redevelopment, in Dumbo, according to the New York Post. At 90 Sands Street, the 30-story, 508-room Jehovah’s Witness residential hotel could to be transformed into a nearly 600-key hotel, with up to 100,000 square feet of amenity and meeting space.
Extell Development and Carlyle Group have filed applications for another Riverside Center building, this time at 639 West 59th Street, in Lincoln Square. The building will stand 34 stories or 391 feet in height, and will have 244 residential units. Retail space will span 1,845 square feet on the ground floor within the larger 330,152 square-foot building, and amenity space will be located on the ground floor and cellar. Goldstein Hill & West Architects is the architect of record.
A 10-story, 33-unit residential building under construction at 401 East 8th Street in the East Village, has topped-out and gotten its façade, per EV Grieve. The structure will measure 24,975 square feet, and units will average a rental-sized 755 square feet. The property owner is listed as 399 E8 Development LLC, and Akeeb Shekoni’s Askion Architects is designing. The project should wrap up and open for occupancy by 2016.
The four-story commercial building at 319 Bowery, in the East Village, is currently being gut-renovated into three full-floor residential units and ground floor retail, according to EV Grieve. The retail portion will span 1,500 square feet in the 5,090 square-foot building, and residential units will average 1,200 square feet. Steve Croman is redeveloping the property, and Grasso-Menziuso Architects is the applicant of record.