Williamsburg-based developer Cayuga Capital is converting old buildings all over Brooklyn to apartments, from a Bushwick church to a steel factory on North 4th Street. Now YIMBY has a rendering of their latest venture, which will transform an old garage at 600 Bushwick Avenue into apartments and retail. The revamped structure will gain four stories and 64 rental units.
The mini construction boom along Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst continues with permits filed for a nine-story apartment building at 46-02 70th Street, on the corner of the busy, 12-lane road.
In December 2014, YIMBY reported on filings for mid-rise residential towers at 420 Kent Avenue, in western Williamsburg on the East River, and now The New York Times has renderings of Spitzer Enterprises’ development. The ODA-designed project will include three 24-story towers totaling 856 rental units and a public park. Filings show the buildings will also have retail space, and low-rise warehouse buildings must first be demolished.
Earlier this year, YIMBY revealed renderings for the first phase of Essex Crossing, a multi-site mixed-use project on the Lower East Side being developed by L+M Development, Taconic Investment and BFC Partners. Bowery Boogie now reports excavation has begun on the first building, located at 242 Broome Street, where a SHoP-designed 14-story, 55-unit mixed-use building is planned. Splitsville Lanes will occupy the basement, and other retail space is also expected on the ground floor.
Brooklyn Heights Cinema has gotten the final nail in its coffin. The existing nearly double height single-story structure at 70 Henry Street, which dates back to 1896, will be subsumed by a five-story building designed by Morris Adjmi, thanks to approval by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday.