Crown Heights has some of the fastest rising rents in all of Brooklyn. It’s gentrifying at a rate that merited two New York Times real estate section features in the last year, neither of which could resist mentioning riots that occurred 24 years ago. At the same time, new development is sweeping across the area, concentrated at the western edge between Washington and Nostrand Avenues.
Stellar Management is seeking city approval to add 14,000 square feet of ground-floor retail to the base of their 30-story, 200-unit residential building at 70 West 93rd Street, on the Upper West Side, according to DNAinfo. The expansion would include five retail units and a reconfigured lobby. The area around the building is currently a concrete plaza, and approval from City Planning is required. Richard Metsky is one of the designers.
Steven Goldschmied, of GPS Capital, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 378 Harman Street, in northern Bushwick, two blocks from the Knickerbocker Avenue stop on the M train. The building will measure 5,410 square feet, which means units will average a rental-sized 675 square feet. Julien Flander is the applicant of record, and the lot is currently vacant.
Queen’s-based B&H Contracting Group has filed applications for a seven-story, seven-unit residential building spanning the vacant through-block lot at 1701 Anthony Avenue, in Claremont, just below the Cross-Bronx Expressway. The building will measure 8,466 square feet and will boast surprisingly large apartments, averaging 1,210 square feet each. Percy Griffin’s Griffin Architect & Planner is the applicant of record.
Last Fall, YIMBY revealed renderings of the three-story, 115,000 square-foot proton beam therapy center being developed by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital and ProHEALTH at 225 East 126th Street, in East Harlem. Now, Commercial Observer reports the site has finally traded hands for $26 million. Construction is expected to begin this Summer for a Spring 2018 completion. VOA Associates is designing.