As the Asian and Latino immigrant communities in Flushing grow, the sprawling neighborhood needs more schools and daycares to accommodate thousands of families with young children. The city has started to recognize that and filed plans for a new building on the current campus of P.S. 24 Andrew Jackson School, in East Flushing.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the 16th site from its former 95-item backlog of items from before 2010. The former Williamsburgh Trust Company Building at 177 South 5th Street, in Williamsburg, has now been designated a landmark. Additionally, two more Brooklyn structures are now on the path to designation.
After 123 years in business, the Modell pawn shop chain is moving to redevelop its stores. The company has filed plans to build a 15-story building at 139 East 23rd Street, where its Kips Bay shop currently stands.
Another day, another new building in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Yesterday, new building applications were filed for a seven-story, mixed-use development at 610 Myrtle Avenue, between Taaffe Place and Kent Avenue, in the northern part of the neighborhood.
A NoMad hotel will be getting a facelift. The Landmarks Preservation Commission recently approved work to be done at the Broadway Plaza Hotel, located at 1155 Broadway, in the Madison Square North Historic District.