88 and 90 Lexington Avenue were once office buildings—an Art Deco classic and a significantly less attractive 1950s neighbor. Both became rent stabilized apartments, until developer HFZ Capital scooped up the properties between 26th and 27th Streets in July 2013. Now they’re being transformed into condominiums, and YIMBY got a look inside.
Something unusual occurred on Tuesday: the Landmarks Preservation Commission, after rejecting what one commissioner called a “juicy” expansion of a Crown Heights house two months ago, ended up approving an even larger expansion of the structure.
The 39,579-square-foot hotel at 37-11 23rd Street is on track to join northern Long Island City’s mushrooming crop of lodgings. Construction permits categorize the 93-unit property as a “transient hotel,” a term generally used to describe shelters. The 11-story building towers over the industrial northwest corner of Long Island City.
Construction has topped out on the 21-story, 110-unit mixed-use building under development at 237 Duffield Street in Downtown Brooklyn. YIMBY has a photo of the structure, which also reveals that façade installation is underway. The latest building permits indicate the project rises 210 feet to its main roof, not including bulkhead elements, and encompasses 111,775 square feet.
A Brooklyn-based property owner has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential project at 156 Devoe Street, in Williamsburg. The project will measure 7,993 square feet and its residential units should average 699 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two units per floor; fourth-floor units will also feature space in an upper penthouse level. Steven Kou’s Flushing-based firm is the architect of record. The 2,800-square-foot lot is occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed last week. Plans for a similar project, filed a year ago by a different developer, have since been withdrawn.