Architecture

446 Park Avenue in September 2014, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: 446 Park Avenue, Bed-Stuy

Park Avenue in Brooklyn begins underneath the elevated, dark Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Clinton Hill and runs east into Bed-Stuy, where it transitions into an odd mix of warehouses, little brick apartment buildings, and aging 19th century wood frame houses. Much of the avenue was originally developed for workers at the Navy Yard, which sits a block away, but Orthodox Jews have settled the area over the last few decades. And now, even the once-desolate industrial blocks just east of the highway are becoming populated with new residential buildings. Yesterday, applications were filed for a five-story building there at 446 Park Avenue, between Kent and Franklin Avenues.

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Proposed expansion of the Conservative Synagogue of Fifth Avenue, 11 East 11th Street.

Conservative Synagogue of Fifth Avenue To Be Expanded, Flipped in Greenwich Village

A synagogue whose structure served varied purposes before becoming a house of worship will be getting a somewhat unusual expansion and facelift. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal from the Conservative Synagogue of Fifth Avenue, located at 11 East 11th Street, between Fifth Avenue and University Place in Greenwich Village.

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309 Lenox Road

Permits Filed: 309 Lenox Road, East Flatbush

Developers are always looking further east and south for cheap property in Brooklyn, and a combination of generous zoning and inexpensive land have encouraged several new residential projects in East Flatbush. One of those developments is set to rise at 309 Lenox Road, between Nostrand and New York Avenues.

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