Applications for alterations to an existing four-story building at 624 East 9th Street flew under the radar late last year, when permits for interior modifications were filed with the Department of Buildings. But beyond the revamp to the insides, the structure, located in Alphabet City, is actually going to receive a complete redo of its exterior as well, as YIMBY can now reveal.
Articles by Nikolai Fedak
Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood has been mostly built out for several years now, but within the dense blocks to the west of the Manhattan Bridge overpass, there are still several remaining opportunities. New building applications have now been filed for the vacant lot at 85 Jay Street, which will have a total construction area of 875,505 square feet. Within that, there will be a 1,154 square-foot community facility, 60,017 square feet of commercial space, and 812,978 square feet of residential space, to be divided amongst 737 units. That would normally indicate apartments, but at an average size of over 1,100 square feet, condominiums would also seem possible. Morris Adjmi will be designing the 21-story and 250-foot-tall project, and Kushner Companies will be developing, having acquired the site alongside the Jehovah’s Witness Headquarters at 25-30 Columbia Street for $700 million last year.
New building applications have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use project at 370 East 158th Street, in The Bronx’s Melrose neighborhood. The site is currently occupied by a dilapidated three-family home, for which demolition permits were pulled last November. The new occupant will contain a 2,082 square-foot community facility on the first floor, topped by 8,458 square feet of residential space up above, which will be divided amongst 12 units, for a rental-sized average of just over 700 square feet. Ling Li of Li Architect Associate, PLLC, is the architect of record, and Nasser Rachid is the site’s developer.
Astoria usually sees residential or minimally mixed-use development, but today, YIMBY has news for a new hotel coming to the neighborhood, immediately adjacent to the 30th Avenue stop on the N and W lines. The new building will rise at 30-17 31st Street, on a lot that is currently vacant, with a design by T.F. Cusanelli and Filletti Architects. There will be 5,544 square feet of community facility space on the first two floors, containing an ambulatory facility, as well as 13,529 square feet of commercial space, to be divided between a retail component on the ground floor, and 48 hotel rooms on levels three through nine. Antonio Mourtil of “Anton Developer of Forest Hills” is listed as the developer.
As New York City’s supertall boom spreads beyond Manhattan, the first site in the outer boroughs that should yield a tower exceeding the 1,000-foot mark will be 9 DeKalb Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn. YIMBY has reported extensively on the evolution of the project, beginning with the initial DOB applications back in June of 2014, and continuing through the full reveal at the LPC last April. Now, machinery is on-site, and excavation work appears to be getting underway for the 1,066-foot-tall tower.