New York City has a new historic district. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission, in a unanimous vote, designated the Bedford Historic District in Brooklyn. That means 824 more buildings now fall under the commission’s oversight. It also means the green street signs will eventually be replaced with brown ones.
Developments are cropping up all along Nostrand Avenue in Flatbush, and today we have a rendering for two four-story buildings headed to corner of Erasmus Street, just south of the Church Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains.
Hotel developers are suddenly facing new hurdles to building in protected industrial zones, and they’re looking further afield for cheap sites – right next to the border with Long Island, in fact. YIMBY spotted building applications for two hotels at 1021 and 1025 Beach Street in Far Rockaway, Queens, near where the elevated A train tracks end.
It was back in June that YIMBY brought you news of a new apartment building planned for downtown Jamaica. Now, we can show you what the eight-story structure at 178-02 Hillside Avenue will look like and we can also tell you its unit count has increased.
Slate Property Group and RWN Real Estate have acquired the 10-story, 33-unit apartment building at 144 East 24th Street, in Kips Bay, for $29 million. The 40,000 square-foot structure will be renovated and reconfigured into a 42-unit property with smaller apartments, likely to accommodate the neighborhood’s growing student population. The small ground-floor retail space will also be expanded. It is currently occupied by Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices, according to The Real Deal.