As rent-stabilized tenants at two Crown Heights apartment buildings fight to keep their rents from doubling, another landlord in the neighborhood plans to expand a four-story residential building at 961 Washington Avenue to 11 stories.
While residential development booms at either end of the Bronx, new construction has been slow to arrive in many of the working class neighborhoods in the central part of the borough, like Mount Hope, Tremont, and Crotona Park. But yesterday YIMBY noticed a filing for three little apartment buildings at 362-366 East 173rd Street, half a mile east of the 174th Street stop on the D line in Concourse Village.
West 39th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues in the Garment District already has four hotels, with another two in the works. But one builder has decided to buck the trend by filing applications for a residential development on the block, at 355 West 39th Street.
The latest numbers from the DOB show a major increase in year-over-year filings for August, and 2015’s running total has once again surpassed 2014’s, after falling behind in July. In terms of raw numbers, New York City saw new building applications submitted for a total of 4,020 units this past August, more than tripling last year’s figure of 1,281, and putting 2015’s running total of new units at 23,165 as of 8/31, ahead of 2014’s 21,099.
Coney Island’s housing market struggled in the years following Hurricane Sandy, but the last six months have brought plans for an 86-unit building on West 15th Street and the controversial 40-story tower at Trump Village.