Great Neck-based Omri Bar-Mashiah has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 59 Quincy Street, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, four blocks south of the G train’s stop at Classon Avenue. The building will measure just 3,976 square feet, which works out to units averaging a rental-sized 663 square feet each. Long Island-based Shahriar Afshari is the applicant of record, and the site’s old three-family townhouse was demolished by HPD in 1993.
Last year, Brack Capital Real Estate acquired the 12-story former factory building at 627 Greenwich Street, in the West Village, for $105 million, and now the developer is converting the building into 29 condominiums. The latest plans, filed this past summer, have the building measuring 117,594 square feet, which includes 9,257 square feet of retail space on the ground floor for three commercial units. The 29 condos will average 3,735 square feet apiece, and Issac & Stern Architects are designing.
There are 276 properties in Harlem that will now fall under the jurisdiction of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. On Tuesday, it designated the Mount Morris Park Historic District Extension. Put simply, the new historic district contains most of the blocks running from Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X. Boulevard until nearly Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, and from the south side of West 123rd Street to the south side of West 118th Street.
A modern five-story apartment building is about to replace a little two-story brick townhouse at 96 16th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues in South Slope.
A Crown Heights landmark is still in danger of falling apart and a proposal to save it met with concern, but not approval, from the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday. The landmark in question is the George B. and Susan Elkins House at 1375 Dean Street. The current owner wants to convert the single-family structure to a four-family home, add glass enclosures on the sides, add skylights, change the attic, excavate in the cellar to give a higher ceiling height, and put on a glassy rear addition. It was the glass enclosures that really didn’t sit well with the commissioners.