Long Island City’s mixed-use zoning has produced high rises filled with apartments and office space, as well as plenty of smaller residential buildings with ground-floor commercial space, but now the industrial neighborhood might get its first crop of new townhouses in half a century. Plans were filed on Friday for 12 two-family townhouses at 45-35 11th Street, a couple blocks from the Court Square subway stop.
Bloomberg Business published new renderings of the 82-story, 1,050-foot, and 139-unit ultra-luxury residential tower at 53 West 53rd Street, in Midtown. Dubbed 53W53, the Jean Nouvel-designed supertall’s duplex penthouse is listed for $70 million, and Hines is developing. MoMA is taking multiple floors close to street level, and funding secured, the tower is expected to be finished in November of 2018; YIMBY captured excavation work beginning in March, and vertical construction is imminent.
Henry Ausch has filed applications for four multi-family buildings, each rising four stories, at 1746 Linden Boulevard and 713-715 Snediker Avenue in East New York, a block away from the New Lots Avenue subway stop on the L line. The same developer filed for 67 residential units on the same block in March. The all-residential development will total 32 units and 22,520 square feet, and Karl Fischer is designing. An existing warehouse must first be removed.
YIMBY used the city’s Open Data portal to map the last five years of 311 complaints about illegal conversions, and the numbers illustrate what longtime New Yorkers already know: the majority of illegal apartments occupy homes in densely populated, working class areas with growing numbers of recent immigrants.
In April, Thor Equities acquired the development site spanning 176-180 Bedford Avenue, in northern Williamsburg, for $36.1 million, and now renderings posted on-site show a possible two-story commercial-retail building. Per Brownstoner, plans have yet to be filed for the project, but the property could accommodate a structure as large as 14,400 square feet. The site’s three-story predecessor has been removed.