Permits Filed for 1041 Flatbush Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn

1041 Flatbush Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn1041 Flatbush Avenue via Google Maps

Permits have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use building at 1041 Flatbush Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of Duryea Place and Flatbush Avenue, the corner lot is closest to the Beverly Road subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Nehalkumar Gandhi under the 1045 Flatbush Avenue LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.

The proposed 97-foot-tall development will yield 86,021 square feet, with 43,395 square feet allocated for commercial space, 15,377 square feet for residential space, and 519 square feet for community facility space. The building will have 150 residences, but it is unclear if these will be dormitories or hotel rooms. The concrete-based structure will also have a cellar, sub-cellar, a 41-foot-long rear yard, and 56 enclosed parking spaces.

Michael Kang Architect is listed as the architect of record.

Demolition permits were filed in October 2019 for the two-story building on the property. An estimated completion date has not been announced.

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29 Comments on "Permits Filed for 1041 Flatbush Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn"

  1. David in Bushwick | December 11, 2020 at 8:06 am | Reply

    It’s a greedy sin to destroy that facade.

  2. No! That’s such a nice pair of buildings! Come on.

  3. Of all the crap to choose from they close this to wreck…. Unreal.

  4. Why? Tear down the building next door. They are throwing away a lot of value.

  5. Does anyone know what the building use was? It doesn’t look like a shul (synagogue). It looks more like a Masonic Lodge. An old-fashioned elegant building, and a shame to destroy it.

  6. The building was last home to a Sterling National Bank branch (formerly Astoria Federal and whatever else prior to that). Wondering: Where does the local BID stand on this? Did the historic (and preserved) Kings Theatre next door weigh in on this pending destruction? Could a more imaginative approach be taken, incorporating the facade and a grand lobby? Taking a closer look at the Avenue, this will be the second vintage Bank structure ripped down. The other stood, until recently, on the southeast corner of Flatbush & Caton Avenue.

  7. another beauty to be destroyed for something plain and generic. What’s going up with these developers. Look at the Hearst building the way they incorporated the old with the new stop the destruction.

  8. Anthony Williams | December 11, 2020 at 11:57 am | Reply

    It’s disgusting these developers have no respect for my neighborhood, destroying that beautiful building. We need landmark protection in Flatbush.

  9. To demolish this fine structure would be an act of vandalism. Are there no other sites upon which to build?

  10. Astoria Savings Bank

  11. Historic Brooklyn is slowly being demolished by greedy land developers. How much overpriced condos do we need? What we need iOS intelligent affordable housing.

  12. I always thought it would have been great for a Trader Joe’s when I used to live over there.

  13. What the hell is Landmarks good for?? Brooklyns turning into a disaster, these new places R eyesores, I’m disgusted

  14. It is a crime to demolish this wonderful building for what will undoubtedly be an over-priced piece of crap.

    Where is the Landmarks Commission?

    • I think their attitude may be that there are hundreds of banks like this and to only landmark the oldest and/or most noteworthy like the Williamsburg and Dime bank buildings in Williamsburg and Downtown Brooklyn and the row of banks on Montague. They take this attitude with churches as well. I don’t think its the right policy. I don’t know if the failing is because architects on the commission don’t have the right perspective on what to landmark or its politics. I’m sure it’s politics disguised as policy with houses of worship not wanted to be constrained from altering or selling their buildings. I understand that numbers/rarity has a role to play, which is why we wouldn’t landmark every brownstone in the city, but, just as there are a lot of churches that should be landmarked that arent’t, there are a lot a banks as well.

      • you need to consider the context, there’s nothing else like this, there; this building contributes disproportionately for what it is to the character of the neighborhood.
        if the developer is at all smart he’ll keep the base, an element of distinction far beyond what I’m sure the budget allows; if aesthetics, or civic responsibility doesn’t inspire preservation, the ‘bottom line’ should.

  15. I think it would be good to maintain the main building & build an extension.

  16. Can’t they just build on top of this thing and have a beautiful lobby or retail space at the base of their nine-story building? What a shame to demolish such beauty.

  17. Marc Leslie Kagan | December 12, 2020 at 12:22 pm | Reply

    Losing ironic buildings that say something about the neighborhood and the people who lived there reminds me of a quotation by the famed Architectural Historian Ada Louise Huxtable,””Until the first blow fell, no one was convinced that Pennsylanvia Station really would be demolished, or that New York would permit this monumental act of vandalism against one of the largest and finest landmarks of its age of Roman elegance. Any city gets what it admires, will pay for, and, ultimately, deserves. Even when we had Penn Station, we couldn’t afford to keep it clean. We want and deserve tin-can architecture in a tin-horn culture. And we will probably be judged not by the monuments we build but by those we have destroyed” This a CRIME!

  18. I have to agree with the rest of you. Tearing down this handsome bank for some generic apartments, no matter how badly needed, is criminal. As Danny says, much better to incorporate this as a lobby or commercial space for the new building.

  19. I don’t understand why the city gives permits to developers to tear down these historic buildings to build ugly apartment buildings. They destroy the character of our neighborhoods. Also when they build apartment buildings in the neighborhoods, it stresses the infrastructure of the community. Public transportation in Flatbush is overcrowded, as are schools in the neighborhood. Where will sick people go? These issues must be considered.

  20. More gentrification. Where will the old tenants live? I know their was no housing here but this is the first thing that gets “improved”. Next it will be blocks of housing that people have been living in for generations. Where will they go? Even if a few apts will be for medium income most of those people’s rent is way below that number. AND where do they live in the meantime? Not to mention whatever subsidies apts always find their way to friends of the builders or someone connected to the sale, building or management of the place. Lotteries? Yea, there on the up and up, NOT. I’ve lived in Brklyn/Queens for 50 yrs. There was always somewhere you could afford. It may not have be new and shinny but it apartment you could afford and save to move up. Now whatever you have you have to have a couple working 3 jobs each just to hang on. And now with eviction protection ending Dec 31 2020 there is a new kind of hell coming the city hasn’t seen since the depression.

  21. They are tearing down such an monumental building to build overly priced apartments that most who live in the neighborhood won’t be able to afford if they wanted to move. This was a bank and all they needed to due was turn it into another bank. Not another high rise. Then they hike up prices for the people in the neighborhood due to a “nice”, building being down the street. Many of those apartments will still be vacant due a small majority being able to afford it. This is becoming a bit absurd to the regular hard working people. When does it stop!!??

  22. This is another disgusting act of destruction and vandalism. Just rotten.

  23. Joseph J Lo Giudice | December 13, 2020 at 10:40 am | Reply

    No!!!
    CONTACT NYC land mark preservation commission

  24. The building is beautiful! Don’t let this happen! Why?!

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