While developments from Downtown Brooklyn to Hudson Yards are transforming skylines and making headlines, smaller scale projects are also capable of altering neighborhood paradigms. Along Queens Boulevard, in the borderlands of Woodside and Sunnyside, this is now the case, and new buildings are changing a former no-mans-land into an increasingly popular neighborhood.
A Broadway landmark is about to reach new heights, literally. The Palace Theater, located at 1564 Broadway, a city-designated interior landmark, will be lifted 29 feet from its current position, accommodating 10,000 square feet of new lobby and back of house space, plus additional retail below the theater.
As the city considers rezoning 73 industrial blocks along Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, YIMBY has a look at a supportive housing project that will rise under the new zoning in Morris Heights. The 13-story building will fill a long-vacant lot at 1665 Jerome Avenue, across the street from a ramp to the Cross-Bronx Expressway.
An L-shaped vacant lot across from Tompkins Houses in Bed-Stuy is finally being redeveloped. New building applications were filed for a seven-story apartment building at 901 Myrtle Avenue, also known as 98 Tompkins Avenue.
Vladimir Kindo, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 2921 Brighton 1st Street, in Brighton Beach. That is two blocks north of the Ocean Parkway stop on the Q train. The structure will measure 4,913 square feet in total, which means units will average a rental-sized 702 square feet apiece. Zarina Ross’s Brooklyn-based Arcon Studio is the applicant of record. An existing single-story home must first be demolished.