Residential

1880 First Avenue, image via Google Maps

Metropolitan Hospital Plans 16 Stories of Apartments on Its Parking Lot at 1880 First Avenue in East Harlem

New York City’s hospitals are struggling. St. Vincent’s Hospital in the West Village shut its doors in 2010 and sold most of its property to condo developers. Beth Israel Hospital is planning to close and sell off some of its buildings in the East Village, eventually demolishing the 825-bed hospital and developing a newer, smaller facility.

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127 Troutman Street

Two Four-Story, Eight-Unit Residential Buildings Planned at 127 Troutman Street, Bushwick

Brooklyn-based Moshe Friedman has filed applications for two four-story, eight-unit residential buildings at 127-129 Troutman Street, in western Bushwick. They will measure 6,052 square feet and 5,895 square feet, respectively. Across both, the residential units should average 677 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be bike storage in the cellars. Boaz Golani’s Brooklyn-based Beam Group is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,000-square-foot assemblage is consists of a vacant lot and a recessed two-story house. Demolition permits haven’t been filed to remove the latter. The Central Avenue stop on the M train is five blocks away.


2015 Vyse Avenue, image via Google Maps

Seven Stories of Apartments Planned for 2015 Vyse Avenue in West Farms

West Farms, in the central Bronx, has long been neglected and forgotten by the city. Robert Moses rammed the Cross Bronx Expressway through the area half a century ago, isolating a broad swath of working class communities from the rest of the borough. And the Bronx River, which splits the neighborhood in two, was contaminated by industrial runoff and filled with trash until community groups began cleaning it up the late ’90s. But developers are finally starting to look closely at the working class, black and Latino neighborhood. Mikjor Shllaku, who heads a plumbing company next door in Van Nest, hopes to build a seven-story apartment building at 2015 Vyse Avenue.

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504 Myrtle Avenue

Eight-Story, 143-Unit Mixed-Use Building Tops Out at 504 Myrtle Avenue, Clinton Hill

Since it stood two stories in height in April, the eight-story, 143-unit mixed-use building under development at 504 Myrtle Avenue, in northern Clinton Hill, has topped out. The latest photo comes via prolific construction chronicler Tectonic. The most recent building permits indicate the project grew slightly compared to filings retrieved for YIMBY’s April update. The structure now encompasses 125,585 square feet and has gained two units (up from 141). The ground floor will host 20,304 square feet of retail space, while the floors above will contain rental apartments, averaging 736 square feet apiece. Twenty-eight of them will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Silverstone Property Group and Madison Capital Realty are the developers. HTO Architects is behind the architecture and completion is scheduled for 2017.


39-56 56th Street

Three-Story, Three-Unit Residential Project Coming to 39-56 56th Street, Woodside

An anonymous Elmhurst-based LLC has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 39-56 56th Street, in Woodside. The project will measure 4,432 square feet and will include full-floor residential units averaging 1,116 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized apartments. Amenities include laundry facilities, residential storage space, and two off-street parking spaces. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently vacant. The 52nd Street stop on the 7 train is five blocks away.


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