The push to revitalize East New York continues apace at the Department of Buildings, and new building applications have been filed for five new structures on Schroeders Avenue, on the southeastern edge of the neighborhood. The addresses included in the filings are 389, 392, 400, 402, and 504 Schroeders Avenue, spanning both sides of the street. Each building will rise four floors and contain eight units, for 40 apartments in total, and the total construction area of each project will be about 8,000 square feet, for generously-sized apartments of about 1,000 square feet apiece. Michael Gelfand of MHG Architects, P.C. is listed as the architect, and in a rarity for New York City, the buildings will rise on land that was previously undeveloped.
Staten Island rarely sees major new developments, and when it does, they normally appear on the island’s northeastern shorefront, in and around the St. George ferry terminal. But now, in the borough’s Bloomfield neighborhood on the far western side of the island, new job applications have been filed for an office building that will span just shy of 325,000 square feet, with a design by CetraRuddy Architects.
YIMBY last reported on 40 Tenth Avenue when new building applications were filed for the site, in November of 2015. Now, with demolition of an old three-story warehouse complete, construction on the office project is finally getting underway. The progress on excavation has been substantial, and piling and caissons are also beginning to appear. Jeanne Gang Architects is behind the design, and the latest photos come from YIMBY Forum user JC_Heights.
In early 2015, YIMBY reported on the first filings for a new development at 223 Manhattan Avenue, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Those filings were updated under the site’s new owner in August of 2016, and now, we have the reveal for the building, which is being designed by Joshua Felix of BEAM Group.
Back in 2015, YIMBY reported that the Stagg Group had filed new building applications for 2051 Ryer Avenue, in the West Bronx. Since then, the site went onto the market asking $1.45 million, and has evidently traded hands to Hercules Argyriou, of Ryer Avenue MM LLC/Mega Contracting Inc., which has filed new applications for a structure that is about 50% larger than the original. The building will rise 12 floors (as opposed to 13 previously), and total 66,615 square feet of residential space, to be divided between 86 apartments. That translates into an average unit of about 770 square feet, indicative of rentals. SLCE Architects is designing, and demolition permits for the site’s former occupant were filed in June of 2015.