Williamsburg-based developer Cayuga Capital is converting old buildings all over Brooklyn to apartments, from a Bushwick church to a steel factory on North 4th Street. Now YIMBY has a rendering of their latest venture, which will transform an old garage at 600 Bushwick Avenue into apartments and retail. The revamped structure will gain four stories and 64 rental units.
The mini construction boom along Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst continues with permits filed for a nine-story apartment building at 46-02 70th Street, on the corner of the busy, 12-lane road.
Brooklyn Heights Cinema has gotten the final nail in its coffin. The existing nearly double height single-story structure at 70 Henry Street, which dates back to 1896, will be subsumed by a five-story building designed by Morris Adjmi, thanks to approval by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday.
The 26-story, 350-dorm-unit Passive House building in the works at Cornell Tech Campus, on Roosevelt Island below the 59th Street Bridge, is now under construction, according to The New York Times. The 270,000 square-foot building, designed by Handel Architects, would be the tallest Passive House building in the world upon completion in 2017. Hudson Companies, Cornell Tech and Related Companies are developing, and the entire $2 billion campus should be built out over the next two decades.
Yesterday, a seven-unit residential building was filed at 1241 42nd Street, in northern Borough Park, and now the same developer, Mayer Meisels, has filed applications at the adjacent lot at 1245 42nd Street. Per the newest application, plans call for a four-story, four-unit building, with units measuring an average 1,100 square feet. Kenneth Thomas is the applicant of record, and the existing two-story, two-unit structure must first be demolished.