New York City neighborhoods are shaped by a strange patchwork of zoning designed for ideal properties in convenient locations. But thousands of lots don’t fit into a perfect, rectangular mold. They’re irregularly shaped, up against the railroad tracks, in a flood zone, or cross between two different zoning districts. That last situation is what brought an Astoria developer to the City Planning Commission on Monday. Great Neck-based owner George Elliott hopes to build a five-story apartment building at 30-70 38th Street, between 30th and 31st avenues.
Yet another home in one of New York City’s suburb-like neighborhoods is getting an expansion. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved changes to the home at 240-02 42nd Avenue. That’s in the Douglaston Hill Historic District in Queens.
Backhoes have just begun tearing up the earth to make way for a slim condo building at 42-44 Crescent Street in Long Island City. Now, YIMBY has snagged the first rendering of the project near Queensboro Plaza.
A four-story row house on West 19th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues will meet the wrecking ball for condos, and we have a glimpse of the new building that will replace it.
Longtime music venue The Living Room shut its doors at 134 Metropolitan Avenue a few months ago, and now the landlord is planning to expand the building and add apartments.