Most developers building market-rate apartments in the South Bronx have set their sights on Port Morris, a relatively narrow industrial strip that wraps around the southern tip of the borough. But Treetop Development just paid $6 million for a site several blocks north, at 121-129 East 144th Street in Mott Haven.
Developers are slowly starting to pay attention to Kew Gardens, a middle-class neighborhood in eastern Queens with a burgeoning immigrant population. The latest proof comes in the form of a new building application for an eight-story apartment building at 83-67 116th Street, just east of Forest Park.
Haim Levy’s Jamaica-based Phoenix Home Realty Inc. has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 526 Kosciuszko Street, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, located two blocks west of the Kosciuszko Street stop on the J train. The new 4,520 square-foot building will rise on a vacant 20-foot-wide lot and will boast full-floor apartment units averaging 1,087 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The same developer is also expanding the adjacent three-story townhouse at 528 Kosciuszko Street. That building will be expanded to 3,692 square feet (a growth of 374 square feet) and will contain three full-floor residential units. Apartments at 528 Kosciuszko will average 1,231 square feet apiece. Queens-based Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record.
Brooklyn-based property owner Solomon Kubitchek has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 81 Starr Street, in western Bushwick, located five blocks from the Central Avenue stop on the M train. The project will total 7,639 square feet and its residential units will average 682 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. There will be two apartments on each floor. Lower Manhattan-based Jeffrey Kamen is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a single-story warehouse structure. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.
In August of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for an 11-story, 56-unit residential building at 11-51 47th Avenue (a.k.a. 13-33 Jackson Avenue), in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City, located directly above the 21st Street – Van Alst Avenue stop on the G train. Then last December, YIMBY reported that excavation was imminent following the demolition of the site’s former two-story warehouse. Now, the New York Times has the latest details on the Fogarty Finger-designed project, which will be clad in exposed concrete and industrial-esque windows. We also have a few words from Chris Fogarty himself, Director of Fogarty Finger.