A new four-story home is probably coming to the vacant lot at 361 Macon Street in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant/Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District, but not quite yet. With some commissioners absent and those present unable to reach a consensus, the Landmarks Preservation Commission took “no action” on the proposed home in their session on Tuesday. Materials, construction, and inspiration for details were among the issues that hampered approval.
Staten Island may be New York City’s slowest-growing borough, but its two most accessible neighborhoods, Stapleton and St. George, are getting thousands of new apartments in the next few years. And now another development is about to join the residential boom in Stapleton. Applications were filed yesterday for a seven-story mixed-use building at 41 Prospect Street, on the corner of Bay Street.
Market-rate projects in the northern Bronx are generally pretty small, topping out at three or four stories and 10 or 12 units. But every once in a while, a market-rate builder snags a decent-sized lot with generous zoning in one of the neighborhoods near Bronx Park. Yesterday we spotted applications for one of these developments at 253 East 204th Street, between East Moshulu Parkway South and Grand Concourse in Bedford Park.
AP&G Company is planning to reposition the three-story, 165,000 square-foot manufacturing building at 170 53rd Street, in Sunset Park, located three blocks west of the R train’s stop at 53rd Street. The company will be vacating the building in order to relocate, and plans to market the renovated property to commercial or manufacturing tenants. The building features 20-foot-high ceilings and a unique 50-foot glass atrium.
Property owner Jack Landau, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 462 Seneca Avenue, in western Ridgewood, five blocks from the L train’s stop at Dekalb and Wyckoff Avenues. The building will measure 4,995 square feet in total, which means units will average 714 square feet, indicative of rentals. Brooklyn-based Barry Goldsmith is the architect of record, and permits were filed earlier this month to demolish an existing two-story townhouse.