Mordechai Schwimmer has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 1362 54th Street, in central Borough Park, located right around the corner from 55th Street stop on the D train. The structure will measure 7,333 square feet in total, which means units will average a family-sized 1,048 square feet apiece. Diego Aguilera’s Rego Park-based architecture firm is the applicant of record. Demolition permits were recently filed to take down the existing 2.5-story, two-unit brick house.
Property owner Shan Lin has received permits to build two, three-story residential buildings at 37-17 – 37-21 98th Street, in North Corona, three blocks from the Junction Boulevard stop on the 7 train. Each will measure 4,071 square feet and boast two relatively large units. One unit will occupy the ground floor of each structure, while the second unit will span the second and third levels. Robert Lin’s Flushing-based A&T Engineering is the applicant of record. Each lot’s former two-story wood-framed house was demolished this past summer.
The Neo-Gothic high-rise at 212 Fifth Avenue has occupied a wedge-shaped plot just north of Madison Square Park since 1912. It once held furniture and garment manufacturers, who had their offices on the upper floors and massive showrooms on the lower ones. Now, Madison and Thor Equities are converting the 24-story building to condos, and they’re restoring the landmarked limestone facade and cornices in the process. YIMBY recently toured the property and got a close-up look at the restoration.
Back in June, YIMBY brought you news of a 28-story mixed-use tower planned for the site of the former Paragon Paint Factory at 45-40 Vernon Boulevard in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. We know its 295 feet will shine and thanks to an interview with SHoP principal architect Gregg Pasquarelli, we know more about what will become of the factory building itself, which will connect to the new tower.
A six-story condo building is set to replace a 19th century townhouse at 162 South Portland Avenue in Fort Greene, and YIMBY has a rendering of the project planned near Barclays Center.