The former Ridgewood Lodge No. 710, Free and Accepted Masons, better known as the Ridgewood Masonic Temple in Bushwick, Brooklyn, is one step closer to a rebirth. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans to modify the building at 1052 Bushwick Avenue (a.k.a. 1054 Bushwick Avenue), designated an individual landmark on July 22, 2014, for residential use.
A strip of aging industrial buildings along McCarren Park in Greenpoint are gradually giving way to residential ones. First, an old school Polish bakery sold to Chatham Development Company for $8.7 million, and plans for a seven-story, two-tower condo building surfaced at the DOB. Now, new building applications have been filed for a six-story apartment building at 848 Lorimer Street, between Nassau and Driggs avenues.
YIMBY can barely keep up with all the new development happening in Flushing and its nearby suburbs, which are quickly expanding with new East and South Asian immigrants. Yesterday, we spotted plans for a six-story, mixed-use building at 35-20 146th Street, in Murray Hill, just east of Flushing.
The residential building at 31-43 Vernon Boulevard, on the East River waterfront in Queens, has risen to its second level. The project, known as Vernon Tower, is designed by PACS Architecture and developed by Michael Heletz of Vernon Tower LLC. The grey and white, panel-clad building will rise directly from the sidewalk to the pinnacle, with two-story setbacks at the corners. 1,409 square feet of retail will activate the ground level facing Vernon Boulevard.
Property owner Terry Martinolle, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a seven-story, five-unit residential building at 650 East 6th Street, located in the Alphabet City section of the East Village. The 8,491-square-foot project will include 7,761 square feet of residential space, which means units will average 1,552 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. A duplex apartment will occupy part of the ground floor and the entire second floor, the third through fifth floors will have one unit on each level, and a duplex unit will span the sixth floor and seventh-floor penthouse. Brooklyn-based RSVP Architecture Studio will be responsible for the design. An existing four-story, three-unit building must first be demolished.