In a master plan created in part by the city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC), 12,000 affordable apartments could be built over Sunnyside Yard in Queens. If it comes to fruitrition, it would be the largest recent development of affordable housing, to the tune of an estimated $14.4 billion. The hefty price includes the deck over the rail yard on which the residential buildings will sit, as well as the streetscape and infrastructure for utilities, a new rail station for commuter trains, multiple schools and libraries, commercial space for offices, manufacturing, and retail, and 60 acres of open space and public parks.
Permits have been filed for a five-story residential building at 38 East 11th Street in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located between Caton Avenue and Church Avenue, the interior lot is a short walk west to the Church Avenue subway station, serviced by the B and Q trains. Brooklyn-based Prospect Developers II under the 38 Stratford Holdings LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction has passed the halfway point on 199 Chrystie Street, a 14-story, 39,188-square-foot condominium building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Progress has been swift since YIMBY’s last visit in April 2019, when excavation was still underway. Located near the intersection of Chrystie Street and Stanton Street, the project is designed by R. Wade Johnson Design and is being developed by KD Sagamore Capital, which purchased the plot for $20 million. Two buildings, 199 and 201 Chrystie Street, were demolished to clear the way for the new development.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 1718 President Street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Located between Utica Avenue and Rochester Avenue, the lot is two blocks south of the Utica Avenue subway station, serviced by the 3 and 4 trains. Anshel Friedman under the 1720 Ventures LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Recently, new developments and re-zonings promising community and retail amenities alongside thousands of new affordable housing units have been stymied in Two Bridges and Inwood. Now, plans for substantial injections of the aforementioned components by the Olnick Organization at Harlem‘s Lenox Terrace have been attacked as well. Spearheaded by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, the latest effort constitutes a contemporary example of redlining, and is an explicit violation of the National Civil Rights Act of 1968.