The new townhouse planned at 27 Cranberry Street in Brooklyn Heights was the subject of a New York Times story in 2013, and two years later, the Department of Buildings still hasn’t approved permits to construct the house. But YIMBY has the first rendering of what the home might look like once it’s finished.
Last year, Chinatown-based developer Urban Muse snapped up one of the last major development sites near City Hall, 1 Beekman Street, for $52 million. Now SLCE Architects has filed plans for a 25-story residential tower on the site, also known as 33-34 Park Row.
As the growing Chinese community sprawls eastward in Queens, YIMBY finds filings for large, mixed-use developments planned further away from bustling downtown Flushing near the end of the 7 train. Yesterday, one developer filed plans for an 11-story building with commercial and community space at 141-26 Northern Boulevard, between Parsons Boulevard and Bowne Street.
Last week, YIMBY brought you an update on the Whole Foods rising on 125th Street in Harlem. Now we have a rendering for another commercial project on the bustling retail strip, a two-story building at 324 West 125th Street, on the corner of St Nicholas Avenue.
Single room occupancy hotels, or SROs, are a sad remnant of New York City’s past, and in expensive Brooklyn neighborhoods, SRO status can create significant roadblocks for homeowners who want to buy and renovate a building. But one homeowner has gotten all her paperwork in order and filed plans to convert an SRO at 82 Dean Street in Boerum Hill into a large single-family home.