98 Thatford Avenue

Four-Story, Six-Unit Mixed-Use Building Filed At 98 Thatford Avenue, Brownsville

Maspeth-based Aasrah Holdings Corp. has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit mixed-use building at 98 Thatford Avenue, in Brownsville, located 10 blocks south of the Rockaway Avenue Station on the A/C trains. The new structure will measure 8,500 square feet and will include 2,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Two per floor, the residential units begin on the second floor and should average 750 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Akeeb Shekoni’s Jamaica-based Askon Architects is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,502-square-foot lot is currently vacant.

1625 West 6th Street

Three-Story, Four-Unit Residential Project Planned At 1625 West 6th Street, Gravesend

Property owner Hong Bin Zhu has filed applications for a three-story, four-unit residential building at 1625 West 6th Street, in northern Gravesend, located four blocks from the Bay Parkway stop on the N train. The project will encompass 7,168 square feet and its residential units should average a spacious 1,335 square feet apiece. They will likely be condominiums, and there will be two located in the ground floor, followed by two full-floor units. Sugnam Chang’s Brooklyn-based Basic Groups Corp. is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.

100 16th Street

Four-Story, Four-Unit Residential Building Planned At 100 16th Street, South Slope

Property owner Jack Cheng, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 100 16th Street, in South Slope, located a block north of the Prospect Avenue stop on the R train. The structure will measure a total of 6,538 square feet and its residential units should average a spacious 1,280 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. There will be one unit per floor, although the fourth-floor unit will feature additional space in a penthouse level. Shi Ming Tam’s Borough Park-based firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,562-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story townhouse. Permits to demolish it have not yet been filed.

44-26 Purves Street

33-Story, 270-Unit Residential Project Rises To 16th Floor At 44-26 Purves Street, Long Island City

It was in April of 2015 that YIMBY revealed renderings of the 33-story, 270-unit residential building planned at 44-26 Purves Street, in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Last November, construction of the structure was two stories above street level, and now the building is 16 stories up, as seen in photos by Tectonic. Once complete, the new building will encompass 247,934 square feet and its residential units should average 766 square feet apiece. The rental apartments will come in studio, one-, and two-bedroom configurations. A two-story podium will include much of the building’s 26,300 square feet of amenities as well as 2,600 square feet of retail space. The Gotham Organization and Brause Realty are the developers, with FXFOWLE Architects behind the design. Completion can be expected in 2017.

346 Broadway: rendering by Beyer Blinder Belle, photograph by the author

Mixed Rulings for Conversion of 346 Broadway, TriBeCa

It was back in December of 2014 that the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved (on its second attempt) the residential conversion of the former New York Life Insurance Company Building, later a city office building, at 346 Broadway, in TriBeCa. However, in just the past two weeks, two rulings have come down that will impact the plan from developers Peebles Corporation and Elad Group, being marketed using the alternate address 108 Leonard Street.

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