The development boom is kicking into high gear in Downtown Brooklyn, between the nearly complete Ava DoBro at 100 Willoughby Street, the two topped out residential towers at City Point, and Two Trees’ 36-story BAM South Tower. Today we have an update on 333 Schermerhorn Street, aka The Hub, thanks to YIMBY reader and prolific photographer Tectonic.
As the clock ticks down to the start of the city’s East New York rezoning process in the fall, YIMBY has noticed an uptick in market-rate filings on the soon-to-be-valuable real estate around Broadway Junction. And now plans are in the works for three small apartment buildings at 62-68 Somers Street, just beyond the western patch of Ocean Hill that’s about to be rezoned.
YIMBY first reported on permits for 118 East 59th Street back in September of 2014, and we posted the first renderings back in January. Now we have the full set of images depicting both exteriors and interiors for the project, and its website has also gone live.
South Slopers were sad to read about the sale and development plans for Polish grocer Eagle Provisions, which shut its doors earlier this summer at 628 5th Avenue in Greenwood Heights. But a small piece of the old structure will live on in a new residential development, forged by partially demolishing and expanding the the shop’s three existing tenements at 626-630 5th Avenue. Alteration applications were filed last week, and YIMBY has renderings depicting the site’s future.
Construction sheds cover nearly 200 miles of New York City’s sidewalks, marring the streetscape while putting pedestrians ill at ease after dark. But the New York Building Congress hopes to encourage new, innovative construction shed concepts that will protect passersby and improve the city’s streets with a design competition.