Most of Bed-Stuy’s vinyl-clad 19th century wood frames aren’t long for this world, and soon, two more will meet the wrecking ball. Today, new building applications were filed for a small residential development at 299 Van Buren Street in Bed-Stuy, between Lafayette and Stuyvesant Avenues.
Whitestone-based property owner Robert Ranallo has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 61-42 168th Street, in Utopia, four blocks from the QM4 bus stop at 164th Street/Horace Harding Expressway. The building will measure 3,568 square feet in total, which means full-floor units will average 1,190 square feet each. Great Neck-based Frank Petruso is the architect of record, and demolition began earlier this year to remove the site’s former two-story home.
In April of 2014, YIMBY brought you news of the six-story, six-unit residential building planned at 64 East 1st Street, in the East Village, and now the first steel beams have been erected at the site, per EV Grieve. The building will measure a total 13,100 square feet, and duplex condominium units will average 2,185 square feet; the unit on the sixth floor will also include a seventh floor penthouse. Ekstein Development is behind the project, and GF55 Partners is designing.
Vornado Realty Trust is exploring the idea of converting the 27-story, 473,000 square-foot office building at 20 Broad Street, in the Financial District, into residential units, according to Crain’s. Vornado may decide to keep the building as office space, but could also purchase and demolish the building once New York Stock Exchange vacates the building next year; their lease of 381,000 square feet expires in August. Currently, Vornado ground-leases the property.
Roughly a year ago, YIMBY reported on filings calling for a seven-story, 32-unit residential building at 1255 Bushwick Avenue, in southern Bushwick, and now construction is beginning at the site, where only the façade of the former church stands. According to Brownstoner, the building will measure 21,897 square feet, so units will average a condo-sized 1,368 square feet. Brookland Capital is developing, while Issac & Stern Architects is designing.