Architecture


15 Somers Street, photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

Boaz Gilad Heads Out to Ocean Hill: 15 Somers Street

Boaz Gilad’s Brookland Capital is developing projects from Williamsburg to Flatbush, but now they’re venturing out to the edge of gentrified Brooklyn with a six-story development in Ocean Hill, in eastern Bed-Stuy. New building applications surfaced earlier today for the building at 15 Somers Street, right next to Fulton Street and the Rockaway Avenue stop on the C train.

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359 93rd Street

The City Plans a Pre-Kindergarten at 359 93rd Street in Bay Ridge

One of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first triumphs in office was instituting universal pre-kindergarten across all five boroughs, and by this September, 65,500 kids were enrolled in the city’s pre-K program. Now the city’s School Construction Authority is planning for a three-story pre-kindergarten building at 359 93rd Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues in Bay Ridge.

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1012 Gates Avenue, rendering by Dennis George Architect

Revealed: Bed-Stuy Residential Expansion at 1012 Gates Avenue

A non-profit that develops affordable homes is expanding its Bed-Stuy office building into a seven-story rental building. Neighborhood Housing Services of Bedford-Stuyvesant sent along plans to add five stories of affordable apartments to the two-story structure at 1012 Gates Avenue, close to Broadway and the border with Bushwick.

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560 Seventh Avenue

First Glimpse At 29-Story Dream Hotel Planned At 560 Seventh Avenue, Times Square

Earlier this year, YIMBY reported on applications for a 29-story commercial building at 560 Seventh Avenue, between West 40th and 41st Streets near Times Square, and over the summer, the developer finished assembling the air rights. The Real Deal has the first glimpse of the planned Dream Hotel, which will include 167 units, per the latest filings. Retail space will total 15,463 square feet in the 118,508 square-foot building. Stonehill & Taylor Architects is designing and UAP North America is crafting a metal screen attachment for part of the three-story podium. Soho Properties, MHP Real Estate Services, and Hampshire Hotels Group are developing, and completion is expected in early 2018.


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