An mid-19th century Manhattan home will be restored to its former glory, and expanded to meet its occupants’ 21st century needs. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the restoration and expansion of 442 West 22nd Street. That is in the Chelsea Historic District.
A new two-unit house is on its way to a vacant Brooklyn lot. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the proposal to build such a structure at 39 South Elliott Place. That’s in the Fort Greene Historic District.
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.