The Upper East Side is no stranger to mega-mansions, and now another is set to appear at 55 East 92nd Street, subject to approvals from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The applicants intend to combine two townhouses spanning 53-55 East 92nd Street into a single residence, with plans promising minor changes to the street-facing sides of the homes, and major alterations to the rears, designed by Steven Harris Architects, LLP.
Articles by Nikolai Fedak
Downtown Brooklyn is set to receive another new development at 68-70 Schermerhorn Street, on a site currently occupied by a low-slung structure. Permits filed with the Department of Buildings show that the replacement will span 68,836 square feet, including 3,363 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. The remainder of the project will be residential, to be divided between 55 units, with the average size of almost 1,200 square feet highly indicative of condominiums. The twelve-story building will rise 125 feet to its rooftop, and be designed by Eugene Colberg. Lonicera Partners and Orange Management are the site’s developers, and demolition permits have not yet been filed for the lot’s current occupant.
Building applications have been filed for a mixed-use structure at 790 Allerton Avenue, in The Bronx’s Allerton neighborhood. The project will include approximately 16,500 square feet of retail space, which will be divided between eight different storefronts, fronting onto both Allerton and Barnes Avenues. The residential component’s entry will be located on Barnes Avenue, and will total 34,650 square feet, to be divided between 54 apartments, with an average unit size of 640 square feet highly indicative of rentals. Fernando Geremia of Fred Geremia Architects & Planning is designing, and Louis Vele of 790 Allerton LLC is listed as the site’s developer.
The push to revitalize East New York continues apace at the Department of Buildings, and new building applications have been filed for five new structures on Schroeders Avenue, on the southeastern edge of the neighborhood. The addresses included in the filings are 389, 392, 400, 402, and 504 Schroeders Avenue, spanning both sides of the street. Each building will rise four floors and contain eight units, for 40 apartments in total, and the total construction area of each project will be about 8,000 square feet, for generously-sized apartments of about 1,000 square feet apiece. Michael Gelfand of MHG Architects, P.C. is listed as the architect, and in a rarity for New York City, the buildings will rise on land that was previously undeveloped.