In May of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential project at 797 Sterling Place, in eastern Crown Heights. The developer, Ari Kirschrnbaum, however, has since filed permits for a larger building. The new filings call for a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use structure measuring 13,292 square feet in total. A 1,706 square-foot children’s day care is now planned on the ground and cellar levels. The residential units will begin on the second floor and should average 1,034 square feet apiece, which means small condos may be in the works. Suresh Manchanda’s Flushing-based L&C Associates is the applicant of record. The site is located within a five-block radius of the 2, 3, 4, 5, and Franklin Avenue Shuttle (S) trains.
Will the former First Church of Christ, Scientist in New York City at 361 Central Park West become condominiums? We still don’t know. But we do know many in the community don’t want the conversion and at least one pastor wants to preach there.
Just about every empty lot and warehouse in northern Greenpoint is becoming a small apartment building, but Hadas Hakmon’s M Development has snagged one of the last available sites in the area at 44 Box Street, a block from Newtown Creek and the East River waterfront.
Chee Wong’s TNE Buildings has filed applications for one five-story, 10-unit building and one five-story, eight-unit residential building at 368-372 East 194th Street, in Fordham, five blocks from the Kingsbridge Road stop on the B and D trains. Located minutes from Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus, the 10-unit one will have 7,965 square feet in residential space, which means units will average 796 square feet apiece. Meanwhile, the other one will have 4,791 square feet of residential space, with units measuring an average 599 square feet each. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. Last October, two existing 2.5-story houses were filed for demolition.
Judith Burekhovich has filed applications for two three-story, three-family residential buildings at 1945-1947 East 18th Street, in the Madison section of Sheepshead Bay. Each of the two will measure 4,998 square feet and will include 3,749 square feet of residential space. That means full-floor units, which would be located four blocks from the Avenue U stop on the Q train, should average 1,250 square feet apiece. Salvatore Vincenti’s Brooklyn-based Cornerstone Designs is the applicant of record. The 60-foot-wide site’s former two-story house was demolished in 2011.