Last night, a collection of Bushwick community activists, union members and neighbors sweated it out on folding chairs at a church on George Street to figure out how they would hold Rabsky Group—the developer of part of the Rheingold Brewery site—to the previous owner’s agreement to provide affordable units and funding for neighborhood schools and parks.
Whitewell Properties has filed applications for four three-story residential buildings, with a combined total of eight units, spanning the lots of 118-130 Bard Avenue, in West New Brighton (on Staten Island’s North Shore). The development will net 8,145 square feet in residential space, which works out to units averaging 1,020 square feet. Think Design Architecture is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story house — last purchased for $560,037 in 2014 — must first be demolished.
Astoria-based Voxx Realty has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building on the small triangular property at 40-20 23rd Road, in northern Astoria’s Ditmars-Steinway. The building is located eight blocks east of the N/Q train’s Astoria Blvd stop, and will boast units averaging 1,365 square feet. Anastasios Giannopoulos is the architect of record, and an existing single-story structure must first be removed.
Mark Misk, head of Nikomar Homes, has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 25-34 Steinway Street, in central Astoria, located 10 blocks from the N/Q train’s 30 Avenue stop. The building will measure 14,280 square feet in total, featuring 4,755 square feet of retail space on the ground floor; residential units will average an accommodating 952 square feet each. Chris Papa’s CVP Architect is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story building must first be demolished.
Earlier this year, the landmarked buildings at 4302 4th Avenue, in northern Sunset Park, were placed on the market as a development site, and now Yosef Streicher has purchased the property for $6 million, according to Commercial Observer. The dilapidating two- and three-story buildings, which amount to nearly 20,000 square feet, need to be gut-renovated, and 14,567 square feet of unused air rights can be used for an expansion. No plans have been disclosed, but changes to the facade would require approval from the LPC.