Just about every empty lot and warehouse in northern Greenpoint is becoming a small apartment building, but Hadas Hakmon’s M Development has snagged one of the last available sites in the area at 44 Box Street, a block from Newtown Creek and the East River waterfront.
Ten years after the city rezoned a desolate, industrial section of the South Bronx waterfront, the area is on the edge of a major transformation. The latest evidence of that change comes with an application to build a 12-story hotel at 82 Brown Place, between Bruckner Boulevard and the Harlem River freight yards.
Just as the MTA considers a lengthy L train shutdown to repair flood damage from Hurricane Sandy, the Department of City Planning has kicked off the approval process for Williamsburg’s first new office building in decades. But the rezoning for the development at 25 Kent Avenue includes a policy that could shape industrial areas throughout the city. It would create a special district that allows developers to trade light manufacturing space for extra office space.
Boaz Gilad’s Brookland Capital is building small rental and condo projects from Williamsburg to Flatbush, and yesterday they ventured just over the Bushwick border to Ridgewood. Plans were filed yesterday for two identical, five-story apartment buildings at 16-61 and 16-71 Summerfield Street, three blocks from the Halsey Street stop on the L train.
One of the last large, vacant lots in central Harlem is about to become an apartment building. The property’s longtime owners, the Fane family, have filed plans to erect a 10-story residential development on the plot at 305 West 128th Street, between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and St. Nicholas Avenue.