Property owner Alan Richer, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit residential building at 27-21 27th Street, in Astoria, three blocks from the 30th Avenue stop on the N and Q trains. It will measure 5,726 square feet, which means units will average a rental-sized 716 square feet apiece. Some will be duplexes, according to the Schedule A. Astoria-based Christopher Papa is the architect of record, and an existing two-story townhouse must first be demolished.
A former church (that was several things before that) is slated for a massive makeover and conversion, and we know what it will look like, thanks to the above photo. 599 Willoughby Avenue (a.k.a. 599-601 Willoughby Avenue) in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, formerly home to the Hebron Baptist Church, is set to become 16 residential units (though the math in the filing is a tad confusing).
Bjarke Ingels’ dramatic, tetrahedron-shaped rental building is already making its mark on the far west side, and we have some fresh renderings to go along with a new teaser site for the project at 625 West 57th Street, known as VIA 57 West.
Not much happened in the graffiti-covered lot at Greenpoint Avenue and West Street until this summer, when steel began to rise for a new apartment building. Now the structure at 50 Greenpoint Avenue has reached five stories, and YIMBY has photos, thanks to reader Tectonic.
Last week, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held the fourth and final public hearing to deal with the 95 properties that have been under consideration for designation prior to 2010. Among the items discussed on Thursday were three houses, geographically spread from Kips Bay to Murray Hill to the Upper East Side. If designated as landmarks, they’ll certainly be referred to by many as historic houses. If not, their very existence will be put into doubt.