Prohibition nearly killed it, but time could destroy it. That’s the situation for the last remaining brewing complex in Manhattan. The former D.G. Yuengling Brewery Co. complex in Harlem is under consideration for landmark designation and a public hearing was held last Thursday. This complex is part of the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s 95-item backlog.
Yesterday was a busy day for permits in the west central Bronx. First, plans were filed for a supportive housing development in Crotona Park East, and then new building applications surfaced for a seven-story market-rate project a few blocks north in West Farms.
Four years after the city rezoned a forgotten industrial section of West Farms, the sad stretch of properties next to the Cross Bronx Expressway is becoming a haven for affordable housing. Developer Walison Corp. has filed plans to erect an 11-story supportive housing project at 1817 West Farms Road, right next to their headquarters at 1815 West Farms Road.
Two warehouses in Ridgewood, Queens will be no more. The Loketch Group just acquired two vacant structures at 801 Wyckoff Avenue and 819 Wyckoff Avenue for $11.25 million. They present up to 43,000 square feet of development potential and Loketch plans to use just about all of it for a new residential project. They’re planning a 42,971 square-foot, five-story building with 54 units. The average size will be 795 square feet and 29 of the units will be duplexes. There will also be 1,000 square feet of recreation space on the top floor, along with a 420 square-foot roof deck. It has been designed by J Frankl Associates.
Property owner Anthony Gallo has filed applications for four three-story, multi-family residential buildings at 139-12 – 139-22 Atlantic (95th) Avenue, in Jamaica, six blocks from Jamaica Station. Each will measure 2,960 square feet and have four residential units, which means units will average a rental-sized 740 square feet apiece. Joseph Sultana’s Bayside-based JLS Designs is the applicant of record, and the plot of land is currently vacant.