Another Freestanding Home on Lenox Road in East Flatbush Will Face Wrecking Ball

The house in 2019. Photo by Craig Hubert


In March 2019, we looked at a three-block stretch of Lenox Road in East Flatbush, where a number of freestanding Victorian and Edwardian homes were being demolished to make way for larger developments.

The loss of these houses, in quick succession, means that a link to what the neighborhood was once like will disappear. One of the few remaining holdouts, which had been in the same family since at least 1985, is the latest to hit the chopping block.

This week, permits were filed for a seven-story residential building at 219 Lenox Road, between Nostrand and Rogers, as New York Yimby was the first to report.

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219 Lenox Road in 1932. Photo via New York Public Library

Joseph Lichtman is listed as the owner on building permits. Under the banner of 219 Lenox Realty LLC, he purchased the property in January for $4,999,999. Demolition permits were filed in January, and new building permits filed in February.

There will be 50 units in the new building, according to permits. Parking for seven vehicles will be located off-site, while an additional nine spots will be on the ground floor, along with recreation space. On the top floor, each of the five units will have private terraces.

Thomas Scibilia of N.A. Design Studio is the applicant of record. In Brooklyn, the firm has mostly designed a series of four to eight-story residential buildings in Midwood and Flatbush. Renderings for the new building on Lenox Road have yet to be released.

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