While the towers rising by the Hunters Point waterfront and around Queens Plaza and Court Square command attention of Long Island City real estate watchers, a number of smaller-scale, residential projects are steadily rising along the quiet, rowhouse blocks between the two development hotspots. In our April 2014 interview, Sam Charney, who is currently developing The Jackson a few blocks to the south, referred to the neighborhood as Hunters Point East. One of such projects is the six-story, 24-unit [email protected] Murray Park South at 11-30 45th Road. Its concrete shell and metal-framed bulkhead have reached their highest point, and the structure awaits curtain wall installation. The building is developed by the Century Development Group and designed by architect Raymond Chan, who is credited with a handful of projects scattered around the neighborhood. Triborough Construction Services Inc. is the general contractor.
Brooklyn-based property owner Arthur Oganov, doing business as High Dynamic Construction Inc., has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 2926 Brighton 5th Street, in Brighton Beach, located two blocks from the Brighton Beach stop on the B and Q trains. The structure will measure 4,536 square feet and the apartments should average 1,717.5 square feet apiece. One apartment will be located on the second floor and part of the third, while the other will take up the remainder of the third and the fourth. They will be topped by a roof terrace, which will be exclusive to the upper unit. The ground floor will contain a two-car garage. Sergey Mozer’s Brooklyn-based Mozer Architect Design is the architect of record. Demolition permits have been filed to raze the 1,600-square-foot site’s single-story house.
Property owner Raymond Masucci, doing business as an anonymous Staten Island-based LLC, has filed applications for two three-story, two-family houses at 211-215 Raritan Avenue, in Dongan Hills, located on Staten Island’s East Shore. One will measure 3,874 square feet and the other will measure 3,900 square feet. Across both, the the full-floor apartments should average a family-sized 1,236 square feet apiece. Staten Island-based Calvanico Associates is the architect of record. According to the Buildings Departments, a single-story house on the 94-foot-wide plot of land was demolished in March. The project is located six blocks from the neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station.
As befitting one of the planet’s key engines of economic and cultural motion, New York City exists in a state of constant change. This is particularly true for the city’s older, centrally located neighborhoods, such as TriBeCa. Over the past two centuries, its western portion along West Street has been repeatedly transformed beyond recognition, particularly by the 1960s urban renewal program that completely cleared dozens of formerly-vibrant blocks. But even there, a 32-year building life span is short by any measure.
Property owner Balwinder Singh has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit mixed-use building at 144-32 Liberty Avenue, in western Jamaica, located eight blocks south of the Jamaica station on the Long Island Rail Road. The structure will measure 6,289 square feet and will include 1,617 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The residential units should average 779 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Nasir J. Khanzada’s Queens-based company is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,154-square-foot lot, at the corner of Inwood Street, has long been vacant. Its last occupant was a single-story structure, which was internally demolished in 1991.