The affordable housing lottery is now open for 885 Rogers Plaza, a seven-story mixed-use development at 885 Rogers Avenue in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Also addressed as 2708 Snyder Avenue, the 108,175-square-foot corner building is designed by S. Wieder Architect and developed by Anshel Friedman and will yield a total 105 units in a mix of studios, one-, and two-bedroom units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 32 apartments for residents at 130 percent of the area median income, ranging in eligible income from $61,715 to $159,640.
Construction is nearing topping out on 52-03 Center Boulevard, a 587-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper in Hunters Point, Queens, and number 26 on our countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in New York. Designed by ODA Architecture with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, the 56-story tower is the taller of the two structures in TF Cornerstone‘s Hunters Point South development. The building stands just to the north of its 46-story, 475-foot-tall sibling at 52-41 Center Boulevard, and the pair will bring a total of 1,194 residential units to the East River waterfront. Of these, 719 will be designated for affordable housing.
A six-alarm fire early Saturday morning has destroyed 116 Second Avenue, a vacant 15-unit, five-story tenement building in the East Village, and heavily damaged the 128-year-old Middle Collegiate Church directly next door. The blaze was first reported at 4:48 a.m. and quickly spread to the historic church at 112 Second Avenue, which is located between East 6th and 7th Streets. It took 44 units with 198 firefighters to contain the inferno, and four firefighters suffered minor, non-life-threatening injuries. A third structure on East 7th Street also caught fire, but luckily everyone inside was able to safely escape. There is still no word as to the exact cause of the fire at this moment.
DXA Studio has revealed plans to renovate the façade of a landmarked warehouse building in Union Square, Manhattan. Located at 827-831 Broadway, the property is the former home of artist Willem de Kooning and is recognized for its ornate cast-iron and marble façade.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 2375 Lorillard Place in Belmont, The Bronx. Located between Third Avenue and East 187th Street, the interior lot is closest to Fordham Road subway station, serviced by the B and D trains. Yosef Kfir is listed as the owner behind the applications.