2150 Mill Avenue, image via Bing Maps

Mill Basin Hebrew School Plans Housing, 2150 Mill Avenue

Most Brooklynites know that Borough Park and Midwood are Orthodox Jewish strongholds, but fewer people are familiar with the somewhat smaller, tight-knit Jewish community in Mill Basin, a coastal neighborhood along Jamaica Bay. A developer plans to build six stories of faculty and staff housing next door to a Jewish charter school, according to new building applications filed yesterday.

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550 West 29th Street

Permits Approved for 550 West 29th Street, West Chelsea Mixed-Use Project

Earlier this year, developer and architect Cary Tamarkin filed applications for a 12-story, 32-unit mixed-use building at 550 West 29th Street, in West Chelsea. Now, a tipster has informed YIMBY that the project is making significant strides, and building permits have been granted. Highline Development Group is the property owner, and CORE will eventually be handling sales. According to filings with the DOB, the building will measure 55,368 square feet, and will include a 5,065 square-foot retail component on the ground floor. Above, residences will average 1,572 square feet apiece. Demolition of the site’s former occupant was completed over the summer.

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136-19 Booth Memorial Avenue

Three-Story, Three-Unit Residential Building Coming To 136-19 Booth Memorial Avenue, Queensborough Hill

Feng Lin, doing business under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 136-19 Booth Memorial Avenue, in Queensborough Hill. The building will measure 3,948 square feet, which means the full-floor units will be spacious, averaging 1,316 square feet. Xiaohong Zhao’s Queens-based Ameriland Brook is the applicant of record, and applications were recently filed to demolish an existing 1.5-story single-family home on the site.