New construction has been growing in southern Bushwick for a few years, but small homeowners are just beginning to cash in on the rising rents by adding extra stories and apartments to their homes. Yesterday the owner of a humble brick house at 223 Central Avenue in Bushwick filed plans to triple the size of the two-story building.
Bjarke Ingels’ dramatic, tetrahedron-shaped rental building is already making its mark on the far west side, and we have some fresh renderings to go along with a new teaser site for the project at 625 West 57th Street, known as VIA 57 West.
Not much happened in the graffiti-covered lot at Greenpoint Avenue and West Street until this summer, when steel began to rise for a new apartment building. Now the structure at 50 Greenpoint Avenue has reached five stories, and YIMBY has photos, thanks to reader Tectonic.
The single-purpose commercial district is a staple of the city’s urban patchwork, whether it is the Diamond District at 47th Street and Fifth Avenue in Midtown, the Lighting District along the Bowery, or the former Radio Row in Lower Manhattan. Among these spaces, the Flower District in Midtown South is among the most unique. The concrete jungle meets the green jungle on sidewalks lined with rows of flowers and shrubbery. Yet while the District has been around for over a century, ongoing transformations are shaking its identity to the core.
Developers have been busy in Astoria recently, and last Friday, applications were filed for two five-story residential buildings near the 30th Avenue N/Q stop.