The partially affordable towers of Hunters Point South have formed a neighborhood within a neighborhood in Long Island City, and like any thriving community, they need a library. Now, the new library, with its unique cut-out design, is coming along nicely on the East River waterfront.
Builders aiming to cater to the growing number of Chinese families in eastern Sunset Park have started looking for ways to redevelop its aging brick townhouses and squat walk-up apartment buildings. One such project emerged from the Department of Buildings filings yesterday. Longtime owner William Chou hopes to build an eight-story, mixed-use building at 816 58th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission took another step towards clearing its formerly 95-item backlog of sites calendared pre-2010. The commission designated seven properties in two boroughs – Staten Island and Manhattan. There was also a non-backlog designation.
The Mott Haven waterfront is booming with market-rate development, but the neighborhood’s northern border with Melrose is still a bastion of affordable and supportive housing.
Folks who live near the Franklin Avenue C train stop in southern Bed-Stuy are probably familiar with an oddly shaped vacant lot on the corner of Fulton and Spencer streets. Recently, it’s been full of painted Airstream trailers and vans. Now, it will become apartments.