Construction fencing is up but work has not yet begun at 356 Bedford Avenue in South Williamsburg, where we spotted this rendering for a five-story affordable building on the fence. The new building is the red brick one with the gray cornice and the stepped roofline; the one to the right next door with the black cornice and the two wood frame buildings to the left on the corner are already there.
The mixed-use development will house 19 units spread across 16,009 square feet of residential space, as well as 8,000 square feet of retail and 2,000 square feet for a medical clinic, according to new building permits issued last month. It will also have a laundry room, roof deck and bike storage. The architect of record is Bong Yu PC Engineers and Architects. (more…)
A new building is rising on the foundation of an old one at 261 Skillman Street behind a Bed Stuy church. We found this schematic posted to the construction fence. The church at 1010 Bedford, which we thought was being converted to apartments, has sat mostly untouched since its interior was demolished two years ago.
It turns out a six-story, 36-unit building is going up on the Skillman Street side of the lot, which goes all the way through from Bedford to Skillman. The base of the new development is another old religious building, with a gothic exterior (pictured below). The church sits on the Bedford Avenue side, between Kosciuszko and Dekalb. (more…)
We stumbled across another single-family townhouse going up in Brooklyn, at 181 President Street in Carroll Gardens. The four-story renovation will replace a nondescript one-story garage, according to an alt-1 permit. (more…)
An unusually shaped building designed by architect Nataliya Donskoy is going up at 173 Green Street in Greenpoint. The front of the building is not straight across but angles in four directions. (more…)
After four years of DOB actions, the illegal five-story addition perched on top of the long-stalled warehouse conversion at 53 Bridge Street in Dumbo finally appears to be coming down. When we passed by recently, the building looked three stories shorter than before. (more…)
We were pleased to stumble across this two-family brick row house going up at 259 Hoyt Street in Carroll Gardens. The architect of record is Eric Safyan, according to the new-building permit. We like the look of the tall openings on the parlor floor and think it fits in well with the neighborhood. What’s your opinion of it so far?
A seven-story apartment building is planned for the corner of 17th Street and 5th Avenue in Greenwood Heights, in the parking lot of the former Aaron’s Fine Ladies Apparel. The project at 236 17th Street will have 17 units spread across 19,993 square feet, according to a new building application filed last week. It will also include seven enclosed parking spaces.
The three buildings on this multi-lot site in western Bed Stuy have come a long way since we checked in last summer. Then, foundations were just being poured. Now the units are enclosed and windows are in. (more…)
Developer Two Trees has filed building applications for the northernmost site in the Domino Sugar Factory development, 262 Kent Avenue, as New York YIMBY first reported. The 281,869-square-foot structure will rise on Site A, between South 1st and Grand streets. In the rendering, that’s the building on the far left. It will have 30 stories and 93 apartments, with nearly equal amounts of residential and commercial space. (more…)
We found this schematic for a hotel on the fence at 3rd Avenue and 6th Street, a block from Whole Foods in Gowanus. Globiwest Hospitality is building the six-story boutique hotel at 399 Third Avenue, as DNAinfo reported last year. It will have 58 rooms spread across 19,127 square feet, as well as four parking spaces, an exercise room and a meeting room, according to new building permits filed a year ago. Michael Kang Architect is the architect of record.
The huge eight-building development rising at 431 Kent Avenue in Hasidic Williamsburg has gotten a red brick facade and windows. The complex will have 188 units, 227 underground parking spaces, 81 bike storage spaces, and 48 above ground parking spaces, as we reported in March.
Next door at 429 Kent, the Beijing-based XIN Development is installing the foundation and first floor of The Oosten, a pricey Dutch-designed condo project. In an interesting twist, XIN has agreed to alter certain features of the development out of respect for the Hasidim who will likely live in 431 Kent. (more…)
At 17 Devoe Street in east Williamsburg, a developer is transforming a two-story commercial building into a four-story residential building with 25 apartments, according to an Alt-1 permit approved earlier this month. When we stopped by a few days ago, it looked like the steel structure was in place and the builder was starting to clad the exterior.