QLIC, the Perkins Eastman-designed project at 41-42 24th Street in Long Island City, is virtually complete as construction wraps up its final stage. Some of its 421 apartments are already occupied, and the rest are waiting for their tenants.
While developments from Downtown Brooklyn to Hudson Yards are transforming skylines and making headlines, smaller scale projects are also capable of altering neighborhood paradigms. Along Queens Boulevard, in the borderlands of Woodside and Sunnyside, this is now the case, and new buildings are changing a former no-mans-land into an increasingly popular neighborhood.
An L-shaped vacant lot across from Tompkins Houses in Bed-Stuy is finally being redeveloped. New building applications were filed for a seven-story apartment building at 901 Myrtle Avenue, also known as 98 Tompkins Avenue.
Vladimir Kindo, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 2921 Brighton 1st Street, in Brighton Beach. That is two blocks north of the Ocean Parkway stop on the Q train. The structure will measure 4,913 square feet in total, which means units will average a rental-sized 702 square feet apiece. Zarina Ross’s Brooklyn-based Arcon Studio is the applicant of record. An existing single-story home must first be demolished.
Frank Barbarino, head of Toscana Builders Inc., has filed applications for four three-story, single-family houses at 262-268 Grimsby Street, in Midland Beach, on Staten Island’s southern shore. Each home will measure 1,180 square feet in total, and Staten Island-based Stanley Krebushevski is the architect of record. Demolition permits were recently filed to raze three existing homes at 264-268 Grimsby Street.