The floodwaters ran high in Brighton Beach during Hurricane Sandy, but that hasn’t stopped developers from constructing new apartment buildings there. Last week, plans surfaced for a five-story residential building at 524 Ocean View Avenue, a block north of the Brighton Beach stop on the B and Q trains.
Back in May of 2014, YIMBY reported on plans for a multi-building residential development on the block bound by West 52nd and 53rd streets and Tenth and Eleventh avenues, in Hell’s Kitchen. At the time, the 12-story, 96-unit affordable residential building at 535 West 52nd Street, dubbed The Park Clinton, was the only one completed. Then in May of 2015, the developers secured $200 million in construction financing for another phase of the project, which consists of a 24-story building at 526 West 53rd Street connected to a 16-story building at 525 West 52nd Street. That block-thru portion will encompass 392 additional residential units and is currently 15- and 14-stories above street level, respectively.
Construction is finally wrapping up on a long-stalled four-story, mixed-use building at 19-80 Steinway Street (a.k.a. 19-73 38th Street), in the Ditmars-Steinway section of northern Astoria. DNAinfo reports all of the project’s 83 residential units will rent at below-market rates. The building is dubbed Steinway Estates and its apartments will come in studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations. The ground-floor will contain 17,785 square feet of retail space, 2,400 square feet of medical office space, and a 219-car parking garage. Amenities include 12,000 square feet of storage space, a fitness center, and a laundry in the cellar, in addition to a rooftop terrace. Queens-based Gerald J. Caliendo Architect is the architect of record. Bronx-based Steve Zervoudis is listed as the property owner, and occupancy can probably be expected later this year.
In January, the 12-story, 87-unit residential building under development at 41-22 24th Street, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City, was seven stories above street level. Now, The Court Square Blog reports the 85,582-square-foot project has topped out 120 feet above street level. Curtain wall installation has not begun yet, although the structure is currently completely veiled in scaffolding and work should begin soon. The rental apartments should average 761 square feet apiece, and amenities listed in the Schedule A include a rooftop terrace, storage for 45 bikes, a 21-car parking garage, a fitness center, entertainment rooms, a laundry room, and tenant storage space. Lions Group is the developer and MY Architect is behind the design. Completion is expected by the end of this year.
This past January, YIMBY reported on applications for a 10-story, 57-unit residential development at 305 West 128th Street, in central Harlem, located on a block-through plot with West 129th Street at the other side. Now, Harlem+Bespoke has an image of an on-site rendering depicting the site’s southern 10-story component. On the 129th Street side, there will be an eight-story building, and together, the entire project will encompass 68,103 square feet. As reported earlier, the apartments should average 931 square feet apiece, which means rentals or condos may be in the works. Fane Organization is the developer and Kutnicki Bernstein Architects is behind the design. The 10,000-square-foot site is currently vacant, though a construction timeline has not been disclosed.