carlton mews church 232 adelphi street fort greene 82014

A reader sent us this photo of the Carlton Mews Church conversion at 232 Adelphi Street in Fort Greene, which is slowly becoming 12 condos. Last year, the DOB issued permits for a residential conversion, designed by RSVP Studio. Four of the units will be duplexes, and the cellar will have fitness and recreation rooms, according to Schedule A filings. (more…)

408 nostrand avenue bed stuy 82014

A tipster sent along this photo of a vacant lot at Nostrand Avenue and Monroe Street in Bed Stuy, where construction walls have just gone up for a planned three-story, two-family development. The building at 408 Nostrand Avenue will have 1,359 square feet of ground floor commercial space, and our tipster says the liquor store across the street will move into it. (Schedule A filings also show the liquor store on the ground floor.) Architect Gerald Caliendo filed plans in January, but the DOB didn’t approve new building permits until last month. The property last changed hands for $200,000 in November 2012. GMAP

88 richardson street williamsburg 82014

This U-shaped, Karl Fischer-designed apartment building at 88 Richardson Street in Williamsburg had most of its windows and part of its facade installed when we stopped by last week. The large development will have seven stories, 188 units and 139,702 square feet when it’s finished, according to the permits. There will also be 110 off-street parking spaces. (more…)

1059 manhattan avenue greenpoint 82014

Six stories out of seven have risen at this long-stalled site at 1059 Manhattan Avenue between Freeman and Eagle Streets in Greenpoint. Eventually, the seven-story apartment building will have 23 units spread across 19,867 square feet, per new building permits.

Demolition permits were filed in 2000 and building permits were filed in 2003. When we first wrote about it way back in 2007, we asked, “anyone know why it’s taking so long?” Little did we know that it was only half way there. The architect of record is Asher Herkowitz. The current owner, an LLC, bought the 21,000-square-foot property in 2012 for $2,900,000.

Development Watch: 1059 Manhattan Avenue [Brownstoner] GMAP

820-822 st johns place crown heights 82014

Two buildings on St Johns Place between Nostrand and Rogers Avenues in Crown Heights have gotten vertical extensions and completely new facades over the last few months. Workers have installed windows and recently started interior work. The two buildings at 820 and 822 St. Johns Place have expanded from three stories to five.

When work finishes, 820 will have seven apartments and 822 will house nine apartments, according to alteration permits filed last year. Armstrong Funeral Home occupied both buildings until it sold them to an LLC last year for $1,750,000, according to public records.

Three Small Buildings to Gain Height, Units in Crown Heights [Brownstoner] GMAP

600 bushwick avenue rendering

An auto repair garage and artist studio in Bushwick faces the inevitable fate of every large industrial building in north Brooklyn: it’s going to be converted to apartments. This building will also include retail and community space. The two-story, blue, brick building at 600 Bushwick Avenue, which also housed a Napa Auto and Truck Parts store, will get four extra stories and 66 apartments, according to representatives from the developer Cayuga Capital. The resulting structure will also have 10,000 square feet of retail, 2,000 square feet of community space and 33 parking spots. (more…)

79 quay street rendering greenpoint 82014

Developer Cayuga Capital Management plans to convert a large brick warehouse at 79 Quay Street in Greenpoint into townhouses and build a boxy apartment building behind it, according to New York YIMBY. The cube-filled apartment building will rise six stories tall and wrap over the warehouse-turned-townhouses, which are pictured on the left side of the rendering. All told, the development will be 60,000 square feet. Gowanus-based architects Cycle Cities will design the project. Cayuga and Cycle Cities are also collaborating on a 12-story office and retail development at 87 Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, reported by the WSJ on Monday.

The developer purchased the 23,500-square-foot warehouse at Quay and West Streets for $3,800,000 in March, according to public records. What do you think of the design?

Revealed: 79 Quay Street [NY YIMBY]

45 india street greenpoint 82014

A four-story, seven-unit condo building we first wrote about last year has risen three stories at 45 India Street in Greenpoint. Lubrano Ciavarra Architects is designing the building, which will feature a “corduroy” brick facade, according to the architects.

The 9,920-square-foot development will have two one-bedroom units on the ground floor, one of which will have a private garden and terrace, two two-bedroom, two-bath apartments on each of the second and third floors, and a three-bedroom penthouse on the top level. Each unit will have its own independent HVAC system, washer/dryer and cellar storage unit. The development’s amenities will include a shared garden, terrace and gym. We found a rendering on the fence that matches the one we published last year. Click through to see it.

Rendering and Details About New Greenpoint Build [Brownstoner] GMAP
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735 and 737 bergen rendering

New York YIMBY has posted a new rendering of the Brookland Capital buildings under construction at 735 and 737 Bergen Street, between Washington and Underhill in Prospect Heights. Brookland head Boaz Gilad asked architects Issac and Stern to re-think the project’s design, after Curbed compared the original designs to “an establishing shot in a movie about a dystopian police-state” back in April. (more…)

bam south fort greene 82014

Excavation is well underway at the BAM South site on the corner of Flatbush and Lafayette Avenues, where Two Trees is building a 31-story apartment tower. The wedge-shaped lot at 286 Ashland Place will eventually house a 364-foot tall building with 384 apartments, 83 enclosed parking spots, ground floor commercial space and about 45,000 square feet of cultural and community space.

Ismael Levya Architects and Ten Arquitectos are designing the project, which will have 77 affordable units. A Brooklyn Public Library branch will take the community space, and there will be a large public courtyard along Lafayette and Flatbush Avenues. Signs on the construction fence predict the project will finish by August 2016. Click through to see the construction fence rendering by Ten Arquitectos.

BAM South Coverage [Brownstoner] GMAP

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834 sterling place 1 crown heights 82014

We haven’t seen much progress at this Hello Living project at 834 Sterling Place for the last several months, but now it looks like interior walls are going in. Developer Eli Karp began building the seven-story, 54-unit building about a year-and-a-half ago. Since last fall, the condo development has been an empty shell, with workers clearing the lot behind it for parking. But in the last few weeks there has been new activity at the site with contractors installing triple-glazed, soundproof windows, according to the Hello Living website. The architects of record are Zambrano Architectural Design. (more…)

213 jay street rendering

New York YIMBY has published renderings of the 33-story mixed-use tower that will replace a century-old office building at the corner of Jay and Nassau Streets in Downtown Brooklyn. While the color of the building is rust, we don’t yet know if the actual material is rusted steel, like Barclays Center. Well-known architecture firm Woods Bagot designed the structure, which is now going by the address 213 Jay Street. (more…)