An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a two three-story, six-unit residential building at 275 Grafton Street, in Brownsville. The project will measure 3,593 square feet and its residential units should average 562.5 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Reza Khamcy’s Great Neck, N.Y.-based Icon Engineering is the applicant of record. The 37-foot-wide, 3,750-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story, single-family house. Demolition permits were filed in July. The Saratoga Avenue stop on the 3 train is around the block.
Construction has topped out at the five-story, 20-unit residential building under development at 44 Stanhope Street, in central Bushwick. The latest building permits indicate the structure measures 21,013 square feet and rises 55 feet above the street. Its residential units will be rental apartments, of which twenty percent (four units) will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery, DNAinfo reported. The units should average 726 square feet apiece. Amenities include a fitness center, laundry facilities, storage for bikes, 10 off-street parking spaces, and a rooftop terrace. Greenwich Village-based DJLU Architects is behind the architecture and an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC is the property owner. Completion can probably be expected later this year.
Brooklyn-based TNE Buildings has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit residential buildings at 2416-2418 East 15th Street, in Sheepshead Bay. They will measure 3,388 square feet each and, across both, their residential unit should average 1,270 square feet apiece. The apartments will be configured across a full floor and half of another, either above or below the full-floor level. There will also be a total of four off-street parking spaces, two of which will be housed in 250-square-foot garages. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. The 5,000-square-foot plot is partially occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in June. The Neck Road stop on the Q train is three blocks away.
YIMBY’s last update on One57 — the 73-story mixed-use tower, with 92 condominiums perched above a 210-key Park Hyatt Hotel, at 157 West 57th Street, in Midtown — was back in August of 2014. At the time, the removal of sidewalk shedding was underway, which signaled that construction had been completed. One last element, however, wasn’t revealed until earlier this week: the structure’s LED crown that faces Central Park. The western half was turned on, as seen in a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. Renderings have long suggested an illuminated crown on the 1,005-foot-tall tower, which was designed by Paris-based Atelier Christian de Portzamparc. Extell Development Company developed One57. Per a count done in the spring, 38 condos remained unsold.
New York City is on its way to getting another historic district. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to put the consideration of the Morningside Heights Historic District on its calendar.