Property owner Gjek Popaj has filed applications for two four-story, nine-unit residential buildings at 1643-1645 Popham Avenue, in Morris Heights, located a number of blocks away from the neighborhood’s Metro-North Railroad station. Each building would measure 5,944 square feet in total, which means the units will likely be rentals, averaging just 660 square feet apiece. Pelham, N.Y.-based Fred Geremia Architects & Planners is the applicant of record. Demolition commenced earlier this week on the existing two-story, two-unit brick building.
Eleftherios Malliakas, doing business as Rados Realty LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, nine-unit mixed-use building at 30-41 31st Street, in central Astoria, located underneath the 30th Avenue stop on the N and Q trains. The structure will measure 7,772 square feet in total and includes 1,160 and 600 square feet of health care facility and retail space, respectively, on the ground floor. Residential units will begin on the second floor and average a rental-sized 668 square feet apiece. New Jersey-based T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects is the applicant of record. An existing three-story townhouse must first be demolished.
When a century-old hotel at 6 Columbus Circle hit the market last month, sources told the Commercial Observer that the relatively small site could fetch $88.9 million. Now YIMBY has renderings of a 700-foot-tall mixed-use tower that could grow on the lot along West 58th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.
The Park Slope branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, an individual landmark located at 431 6th Avenue, will be getting a reading circle and community garden. The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the plan on Tuesday.
Ocean Hill, the triangular neighborhood just west of Broadway Junction in Brooklyn, has become the final frontier for developers priced out of Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights. Builders pick up decrepit row houses or empty lots in the area, and put up rentals that are generally cheaper than Stuyvesant Heights to the west.