Residential

643, 645 5th Avenue

Permits Filed for 643 and 645 5th Avenue, South Slope, Brooklyn

Permits have been filed for two lots at 643 and 645 5th Avenue, in South Slope, Brooklyn. Developer Ranco Capital LLC hopes to create two mixed-use buildings, rising four and six floors respectively. The location is just blocks from the scenic Greenwood Cemetery, and surrounded by commercial retail. The nearest subway station, 25th Street, is a half-mile away, and serviced by the D, N, R, and W trains.

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554 4th Avenue

Construction Complete at 554 Fourth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn

Construction is complete, and sales have officially begun for a 36-unit building at 554 Fourth Avenue, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The site is seven blocks away from the 9th Street Subway Station, serviced by the D, F, G, N, R, and W trains. Also nearby is the Gowanus Canal. Residents will start to occupy the 11-story structure by mid-2018. Brookland Capital is responsible for development, and Douglas Elliman’s Tavivian Team will lead sales and marketing.

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50 West Street looking south, image by Michael Young

50 West Street’s Pedestrian Improvements Nearing Completion

Among the new residential towers in Lower Manhattan, 50 West Street has been one of the longest in the making, with plans for the Helmut Jahn-designed project initially conceived prior to the Great Recession. YIMBY most recently featured renderings of an adjacent pedestrian bridge in August of 2016, as well as an update on the almost-complete tower in February of this year. While the interiors of the skyscraper have since been finished, progress continues on the adjacent ground-level work, including the West Thames Street Pedestrian Bridge and a public plaza, both of which will improve the area’s walkability tremendously.

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1000 Fox Street

Renderings Revealed for 1000 Fox Street, Affordable Housing at Hunts Point, The Bronx

Renderings have been revealed for an eight-story affordable housing project at 1000 Fox Street, in The Bronx’s Hunts Point neighborhood. The development is a block away from the Simpson Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Also nearby is Southern Boulevard, lined with commercial retail space. Briarwood Organization is responsible the development, and YIMBY first reported on the site when permits were initially filed back in February of 2016.

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