Last month, the United Hebrew Community, a Jewish burial society, sold the two tenements they’ve occupied for over a century at 201-203 East Broadway on the Lower East Side. Now, plans have been filed to build a seven-story modular building in their place.
Construction at 100 Greenwich Street is in full swing, as the 25 story hotel’s lower levels are now taking shape. The building was designed by architect Gene Kaufman, whose similarly scaled hotel at 6 Water Street is currently rising on Manhattan’s southern tip.
The southeastern Bronx neighborhood of Hunts Point is physically isolated, transit-starved, and sees very little new construction. So when a building owner there files plans to expand a single-story storefront into a four-story residential building, it’s noteworthy.
A trio of affordable housing developers have been building the huge, mixed-income Navy Green project next to the Navy Yard for nearly a decade, and now the final piece—23 townhouses—is under construction. A crop of single-family homes is taking shape on Vanderbilt and Clermont Avenues between Flushing and Park Avenues, on the border of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.
An attractive, early 20th century bank building has sat vacant at the corner of Pitkin Avenue and Mother Gaston Boulevard in Brownsville for a few years, a neglected architectural gem near one of the neighborhood’s sprawling housing projects. But last time YIMBY passed by the building at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, someone had started doing work on the ground floor. Now we know why: a nursing home company has filed plans to convert the commercial building into a community facility.