The figures for new Department of Building project filings in New York City for the second and third quarter of 2021 are in, and the results are positively impressive. During the half-year period spanning April through September, builders have filed new permits for a total of 1,023 buildings, which range from skyline-altering skyscrapers to humble single-car garages. The total volume of these proposals adds up to 21,111,222 square feet, much of which will be residential space. Upon completion, the buildings will add a combined 19,052 residences, an impressive number even if it still falls short of the city’s dire need for new housing. The full Excel spreadsheet of all Q2 and Q3 2021 applications is available with purchase of the Building Wire subscription.
BFC Partners, city agencies, and local community groups recently celebrated the grand opening of Major R. Owens Health & Wellness Community Center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The community center is named in honor of the late Congressman Major Owens and will offer sports and educational classes, camps, and programming for children and community members.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 50 Clarkson Avenue, a nine-story residential building in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Designed by ND Architecture and Design, the structure yields 97 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 14 units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $72,000 to $167,570.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 360 Shepherd Street in East New York, Brooklyn. Located between Glenmore Avenue and Liberty Avenue, the interior lot is one block north of the Shepherd Street subway station, serviced by the C train. David Horowitz of Apple Realty Capital is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Façade installation is continuing to progress on 200 East 83rd Street, a 35-story residential tower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and developed by Naftali Group and Rockefeller Group, the 243,128-square-foot reinforced concrete superstructure will yield 86 units spread over 205,877 square feet, averaging 2,393 square feet apiece. Sales for the homes are currently underway and are being handled by Compass. SLCE Architects is the architect of record and Leeding Builders Group is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of Third Avenue and East 83rd Street.