Rebar is rising on the site of this 40-unit development at 651 New York Avenue in East Flatbush by developer Eli Karp of Hello Living. After years of developing luxury condos in Prospect Heights and Crown Heights, this project, which the developer is calling Hello New York, is one of five on the other side of Eastern Parkway in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and East Flatbush.

Each unit will have a private elevator opening directly into the apartment and a large terrace. The building will have a gym and there will be 20 parking spaces for the 40 units. Click through for a rendering from the construction fence and a shot of the site.

Hello Living Ventures out to New York Avenue [Brownstoner] GMAP


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.


Hello Living developer Eli Karp has filed permits to build a 23-story building at 1580 Nostrand Avenue in East Flatbush, The Real Deal and New York YIMBY reported Friday. This development will be Hello Living’s fourth in the neighborhood, joining projects at 651 New York Avenue, 271 Lenox Road and 2415 Albemarle Road. The mixed-use tower between Albemarle Road and Tilden Avenue will house 153 units across 128,856 square feet of residential space, along with 44,690 square feet of community space on the first two floors. 


Eli Karp’s Hello Living has filed a new building application for its Flatbush development at 2415 Albemarle Road. New York YIMBY also spotted a new rendering for the project in the brochure for its Owners Club, which markets units to buyers while the building is still under construction.

Designed by Zambrano, the 12-story condo building will house 43 units across 34,857 square feet, according to permits. Amenities include 30 open parking spaces and 22 bike storage spots. Floor plans show 630-square-foot one-bedrooms and 816-square-feet two-bedrooms, each of which has a 90- or 100-square-foot balcony, as previously reported.

Hello Living is working on three other projects nearby: Two in Prospect Lefferts Gardens East Flatbush (New York Avenue and Lenox Avenue Road) and one on Sterling Place in Crown Heights.

Revealed: 2415 Albemarle Road [YIMBY] GMAP
Design Debuts for Hello Living in Flatbush [Brownstoner]
Rendering by Zambrano via Hello Living


Construction seems to be well under way at Hello Living’s tenth development, 834 Sterling Place, between Nostrand and Rogers in Crown Heights. Developer Eli Karp started building the six-story, 46-unit development at the end of last year, and now all six stories are up. New building permits from the DOB say the building will have 40,585 square feet of residential space, 23 parking spaces behind the building, and 29 bike racks inside. Karp’s tenth development isn’t too far from his nearly completed ninth building at 618 Washington Avenue where, he told a room full of conference-goers at the Real Estate Summit yesterday, he plans to ask $900 a foot. GMAP

Hello Living Plans Development Number 10 on Sterling [Brownstoner]
Say Hello to Windows at Hello Washington [Brownstoner]


Despite some legal troubles and slow condo sales, Hello Living is once again gearing up to build on the Prospect/Crown Heights border. Developer Eli Karp has put up a construction fence around the plot where his ninth condo development in the neighborhood will rise, at 618 Washington Avenue on the corner of Pacific Street. Permits are approved for a six-story, eleven-unit building, and a sign on the fence lists a completion date of Summer 2012. (Unlikely!) We’ve put out feelers for a rendering, but presumably the aesthetic will be similar to the Hello Living buildings that have come before. GMAP DOB