New development rarely happens in Riverdale, because big brick co-op buildings and townhouses populated most of the northwestern Bronx neighborhood in the wave of construction that swept across New York City after World War II. But every once in a while, a developer cobbles together a site in the quiet, middle-class enclave. Yesterday, we spotted permits for a 14-story apartment building at 3644 Oxford Avenue, just over the border from Fieldston.
The city downzoned most of Sunset Park in 2009, limiting development in a huge and still relatively affordable part of southern Brooklyn. The new zoning extends to the west side of 8th Avenue, but on the east side, developers can exploit more flexible zoning that doesn’t limit the heights of new buildings.
So it’s no surprise to find plans for a six-story, mixed-use building here at 4603 8th Avenue, near the border with Borough Park.
Preservationists have fought to landmark the former Yuengling Brewery complex in West Harlem, but some of the late 19th century buildings may bite the dust for a 12-story commercial and community facility building at 460 West 128th Street.
It’s been months since we checked in on Heatherwood Communities’ high-rise residential project at 42-12 28th Street in Long Island City. As of July, it had reached 10 stories. Now, thanks to somewhat dramatic photos taken by our friend Tectonic, we can see that the 58-story building must be close to its final height.
East Harlem is booming with construction, and the newest addition to the neighborhood could rise at 208 East 119th Street, between Second and Third avenues.