Architecture

195 Hawthorne Street, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: 195 Hawthorne Street, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Just east of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Prospect Lefferts Gardens is seeing almost as much new construction as its pricier neighbor to the north, Crown Heights. Filings for new buildings roll in every few weeks, ranging from little market-rate developments to partially affordable megaprojects from developer Hudson Companies. Now we have an application for a five-story apartment building at 195 Hawthorne Street, between Bedford and Rogers Avenues.

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The Death and Life of the Bancroft Building, 1896-2015

Since New York’s earliest days, church organizations have held a considerable amount of the city’s real estate, which they use not only for direct religious services, but also as a means of generating income. Over the past year, we witnessed the destruction of one of the oldest properties of the kind, as the 119 year old Bancroft Building has been reduced to a pile of red brick rubble.

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251 East 61st Street, rendering by TRA Studio

Revealed: Renovation of a 19th Century Townhouse at 251 East 61st Street

Most of the houses on East 61st Street between Second and Third Avenues in Midtown were built between the 1840s and 1870s, and the city decided to protect their historic Italianate and Greek Revival architecture by landmarking them as the Treadwell Farm Historic District in 1967. Now a home just outside the historic district, at 251 East 61st Street, is getting a restored facade and a full renovation. And YIMBY has renderings of the revamped facade and interiors, which include a small carriage house in the back.

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54-15 101st Street, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: 54-15 101st Street, Corona

As the de Blasio administration pushes forward with its plan to build 80,000 units of affordable housing, more filings have surfaced for city-owned vacant lots, like this one at 54-15 101st in Corona, not far from Flushing Meadows Park. New building applications have been filed to erect an eight-story senior housing development there, between Lewis and Martense Avenues.

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