Back in 2014, YIMBY reported on filings for a seven-story, 24-unit residential building at 1044 Bedford Avenue, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, and renderings surfaced of the project earlier this year. But this past October, Prime Rok Real Estate acquired the site for $5.26 million, according to DNAinfo, and their in-house team has made slight design changes. The latest plans retain what was previously approved – that the majority of rental units will have one- and two-bedroom configurations. Construction is expected to begin later this month and should be finished by 2017.
Property owner Lipa Rubin, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 1355 Putnam Avenue, in central Bushwick, six blocks from the Gates Avenue stop on the J and Z trains. The structure will measure 4,023 square feet on the vacant, 18-foot-wide lot, and units will average a rental-sized 575 square feet apiece. One of the fourth-floor units will also feature a fifth-floor penthouse, according to the Schedule A. Boaz Golani’s Bronx-based BMG Design Build is the applicant of record.
Over the summer, news broke of Oxford Nursing Home’s planned eight-story, 200-bed nursing home at 141 Conover Street, in Red Hook. Now, DNAinfo has a rendering of the project, which will measure 157,500 square feet in total. The new building will include an urgent care center available to the community. The project must first pass ULURP, and with public meetings now kicking off, construction is expected to begin in late 2016. A number of small warehouse structures will have to be demolished.
When YIMBY checked in on the bluestone-clad condo building at 155 West 18th Street last month, windows were going in and the facade was snapping into place. Now, we have more renderings of the exterior and the apartments at the 11-story development.
Last week, YIMBY brought you news that an entire Broadway theater – the Palace – will be raised up 29 feet. Well, it’s not the only theater that’s getting some work done. Two days before Thanksgiving, the Landmarks Preservation Commission also approved a renovation of the Helen Hayes Theater, located at 240 West 44th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, and an expansion of its annex. While the changes aren’t as dramatic as moving an entire theater, they will be somewhat more apparent to those walking by.