The vacant lots that remind Crown Heights of its worst years are slowly giving way to development. On the western edge of the neighborhood, in a lot next to the Franklin Avenue shuttle tracks, a new six-story building is in the works. The development would rise at 916 Bergen Street, between Franklin and Classon Avenues.
A nearly 150-year-old residential structure in Brooklyn will soon get a facelift. The Landmarks Preservation Commission recently approved the restoration of 218 Guernsey Street, located at the corner of Oak Street in the Greenpoint Historic District.
In January, Emmut Properties scooped up the former Montel Williams studio at 433 West 53rd Street for $25 million. Now, they’ve filed plans for a two-tower rental building on the site between Ninth and Tenth avenues in Hell’s Kitchen.
News broke this week that billionaire Ron Perelman committed $75 million to financing the World Trade Center’s Performing Arts Center, which will provide the complex with a much-needed cultural amenity. But with 175 Greenwich (3 World Trade Center) nearly complete and the remaining puzzle pieces now falling into place, it is YIMBY’s opinion that it is also time to reconsider the design changes proposed for 2 World Trade Center. With Fox failing to commit to BIG’s proposal for the site, it makes much more sense to return to Norman Foster’s far more attractive design for the tower, which was shelved last year.
It’s been a year since Puccio Marble and Onyx sold their last Williamsburg building at 661 Driggs Avenue for $5.6 million. Now, the new owners have filed plans to replace the old two-story structure with a four-story development, and YIMBY found a rendering of the project on the developer’s website.