The affordable housing lottery has launched for 1626 and 1630 Brooklyn Avenue, two four-story residential buildings in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Designed by Paul J. Hessel, the structures yield a total of 16 units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are six units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $62,572 to $139,620.
Permits have been filed for a 15-story mixed-use building at 888 Fountain Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of Seaview Avenue and Fountain Avenue, the corner lot is closest to the New Lots Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2, 3, and 4 trains. David Dishy of L+M Development Partners under the VBK C1 OWNER LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Preparations are underway for next month’s grand opening of Casa Cipriani, a private club and hotel at the historic Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street in the Financial District. Construction recently completed on a 21st century steel and glass addition designed by Marvel with interiors by Thierry Despont atop the 112-year old Beaux Arts-style ferry terminal, which was originally designed by Walker & Morris and prominently stands along the waterfront. Measuring 263 feet wide and standing two stories tall, the 192,000-square-foot complex yields 47 hotel suites with private balconies overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, and the inbound and outbound Staten Island Ferries across the New York Harbor. MJM Associates is the general contractor, Silman is the structural engineer, Langan is the civil engineer, Madson Black did the lighting, and Cipriani, Midtown Equities and Centaur Properties are the clients.
This week the New York City Department of Buildings issued a Certificate of Occupancy for Eleven Hancock a new condominium building at 11 Hancock Place in South Harlem. The 12-story property is located between Morningside Avenue and West 124th Street and comprises approximately 130,000 square feet. The residential volume includes 71 residences that range from studios to four-bedroom accommodations.
This week, developers and city officials celebrated the official opening of Camber Property Group‘s new affordable senior housing development in Harlem. The Dr. Joan O. Dawson Plaza, formerly known as Victory Plaza, is a 100-percent affordable complex with 136 units developed by Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement (HCCI) in partnership with Camber. The building was renamed in honor of Dr. Joan O. Dawson, the longtime chair of the Board of Directors at HCCI. Although residents began moving into the development in February, the official ribbon cutting was delayed until now.