The five-story, 43,220 square-foot building dubbed 122 Community Center, at 150 1st Avenue, in the East Village, is currently being renovated and expanded to 52,380 square feet. EV Grieve notes interior demolition is currently underway, and the building will house The AID Service Center NYC, Mabou Mines, Painting Spaces 122 and PS122 when completed in Spring 2016. The Department of Cultural Affairs owns the building, and Deborah Berke Partners is designing the overhaul.
In January, Greystone snapped up a vacant lot next to the landmarked Brooklyn Lyceum in Park Slope for $13,500,000, and now YIMBY has the first look at the 12-story rental building planned for the site at 225 4th Avenue.
Meals on Wheels of Staten Island says it has outgrown its existing building and needs a new one. The city has found them a plot of land, officially listed as 460 Brielle Avenue, at the former Seaview Hospital site (which is across from the New York City Farm Colony, which is being redeveloped as a senior housing complex called Landmark Colony). The design was presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday, but did not pass muster. The commissioners didn’t feel it fit in well enough with its surroundings.
Deep in the Hasidic territory at the northern edge of Bedford-Stuyvesant, old industrial buildings bump up against new apartments with staggered balconies alongside kosher grocery stores and bakeries. The neighborhood is dotted with new synagogues and yeshivas, built to keep up with the fast-growing population of ultra-Orthodox Jews. And every once in a while, an organization takes over an old factory to convert it, instead of tearing it down.
Yeshiva Ahavas Israel, headquartered in a curved, 1920s brick factory at Franklin and Flushing Avenues, found one such industrial building nearby at 88 Walworth Street. Earlier this week, they filed plans to convert the low-slung structure between Park and Myrtle Avenues into a house of worship.
In 2014, Jonathan Rose Companies acquired the thru-block commercial property at 181 Montague/140 Pierrepont Street, in Brooklyn Heights; the developer also owns the five-story building at 146 Pierrepont Street. Now, new building applications have been filed with the DOB calling for a 19-story, 68-unit mixed-use building. Units will average a condo-sized 1,860 square feet in the 132,715 square-foot building. Retail space will also measure 6,230 square feet on the ground floor.