Residential

100 East 53rd Street

63-Story, 94-Unit Residential Tower Tops Out At 100 East 53rd Street, Midtown East

RFR Realty’s 63-story, 94-unit luxury residential tower at 100 East 53rd Street has been rising since early last year, with in-depth renderings of it being revealed later that fall. The tower has since topped out at 711 feet above street level, according to Curbed. Units will come in one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom configurations, and one of the two four-bedroom duplexes will be a 6,517 square-foot penthouse. The first two floors will house a food court and a restaurant, and floors three and four will host amenities. Hines and Vanke are partnered with RFR, and Foster + Partners is the design architect. William T. Georgis is designing the interiors and SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. Completion is expected in early 2017.


916 Herkimer Street

Four-Story, Six-Unit Residential Building Filed At 916 Herkimer Street, Ocean Hill

Jamaica-based BTML Development Corp. has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 916 Herkimer Street, in Ocean Hill, located two blocks from the Ralph Avenue stop on the C train. The project will measure 6,574 square feet in its entirety and will have 4,487 square feet in residential space, which means units will average 748 square feet apiece. A fifth-floor penthouse is also part of the plan. Forest Hills-based ARC Architecture + Design Studio is the architect of record. The existing two-story townhouse was recently filed for demolition.


53 Huron Street

Two-Tower, 516-Unit Project On Hold At 53 Huron Street, Greenpoint

London-based Quadrum Global acquired the 179,000 square-foot development site at 53 Huron Street (a.k.a. 161 West Street), in Greenpoint, back in 2014 for $45.5 million. With the inclusionary housing bonus and an up-zoning, the site could accommodate a roughly 430,000 square-foot development, and Young Kim’s Queens-based Tan Architect has designed such a project. According to Brownstoner, the plans, which are currently on hold, sport 15- and 22-story residential towers with 516 total units. A sky bridge would connect the towers, and a multi-level podium would include parking, a terrace, and probably retail space. It’s not known when the developer will move forward with the project, which would require the demolition of a two-story warehouse.


Rendering of 906 Prospect Place, approved design.

Landmarks Approves New Apartment Building At 906 Prospect Place, Crown Heights

It was back in October of 2014 that YIMBY reported on developer Jeffrey Gershon acquiring the property at 906 Prospect Place in Brooklyn. It was in late November of 2015 that his design team went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission with their proposal for a new apartment building on the site. On Tuesday of this week, the team went back before the LPC and got approval for their revised design.

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89 Schenectady Avenue

Four-Story, Seven-Unit Residential Project Filed At 89 Schenectady Avenue, Crown Heights

Brooklyn-based Deutsch Equity, headed by Joseph Deutsch, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 89 Schenectady Avenue, in eastern Crown Heights, located four blocks away from the Utica Avenue stop on the A and C trains. The 6,170-square-foot project will boast 4,599 square feet in residential space, which means units will average a rental-sized 657 square apiece. It will also feature a rooftop terrace. Brooklyn-based Oleg Ruditser is the applicant of record. The 4,000 square-foot Imani Community Garden currently occupies 89 Schenectady, as well as other adjacent lots.


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