As development in Brooklyn pushes further east, apartment buildings are slowly filling the sleepy triangular piece of Bed Stuy known as Ocean Hill, near Broadway Junction in East New York. A tipster has sent YIMBY a rendering for one such development, a 32-unit building at 1325 Herkimer Street.
The Bedford-Nostrand G train stop is ground zero for new construction in Bed Stuy, and yesterday, plans were filed to construct a six-story building a few blocks to the east at 253 Tompkins Avenue, across the street from Herbert Von King Park.
Market-rate construction isn’t hard to find in eastern Crown Heights and Ocean Hill, but it’s still pretty unusual a few blocks south in Brownsville, where the neighborhood’s reputation tends to scare off investors.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate two Brooklyn sites as individual landmarks. They are the Henry and Susan McDonald House and M.H. Renken Dairy. That means their exteriors cannot be modified and demolition may not occur without the commission’s approval.
Late last month, YIMBY reported on the first permits for a new residential tower coming to 88 Schermerhorn Street, between Court Street and Boerum Place, in Downtown Brooklyn. Now, we have the reveal for the project, which is being designed by Think Architecture and Design.