Bedford Stuyvesant

511 Herkimer Street

Six-Story, Six-Unit Residential Building Filed At 511 Herkimer Street, Bed-Stuy

Michael Kandhorov, of New York Equity Management, has filed applications for a six-story, six-unit residential building at 511 Herkimer Street, in southern Bedford-Stuyvesant, two blocks east of the Kingston/Throops stop on the C train. The building will measure just short of 6,000 square feet, making for full-floor units averaging nearly 1,000 square feet. Flushing-based Frank Quatela is the architect of record, and an existing three-story townhouse must first be demolished.


499 Van Buren Street

Four-Story, Seven-Unit Building Coming To 499 Van Buren Street, Bed-Stuy

Hen Hawk NY LLC has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 499 Van Buren Street, in northern Bedford-Stuyvesant, two blocks south of the J train’s Kosciuszko St. stop on Broadway. The building will measure 4,985 square feet in total, which means units will average a rental-sized 712 square feet. Suresh Manchanda’s L&C Associates is the architect of record, and permits were filed in May to demolish an existing two-story, single-family home.


123 Franklin Avenue

Five-Family Residential Building Planned At 123 Franklin Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Applications, originally filed in 2013, have surfaced for a three-story, five-unit residential building at 123 Franklin Avenue, in northwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant. The building will measure 8,300 square feet, so units will average a spacious 1,660 square feet. The property owner is Sruly Rosenburg, and Julien Flander is the applicant of record. Demolition was approved for the existing three-story townhouse in June.


88 Walworth Street, photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

Permits Filed: 88 Walworth Street, Factory to Synagogue Conversion in Bed-Stuy

Deep in the Hasidic territory at the northern edge of Bedford-Stuyvesant, old industrial buildings bump up against new apartments with staggered balconies alongside kosher grocery stores and bakeries. The neighborhood is dotted with new synagogues and yeshivas, built to keep up with the fast-growing population of ultra-Orthodox Jews. And every once in a while, an organization takes over an old factory to convert it, instead of tearing it down.

Yeshiva Ahavas Israel, headquartered in a curved, 1920s brick factory at Franklin and Flushing Avenues, found one such industrial building nearby at 88 Walworth Street. Earlier this week, they filed plans to convert the low-slung structure between Park and Myrtle Avenues into a house of worship.

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850 Putnam Avenue

Eight-Family Building Coming To 850 Putnam Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Property owner Jia W Yu, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 850 Putnam Avenue, in eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant. The building will measure 8,330 square feet, which means units will average 1,040 square feet each. Anthony Lee’s AJR Architecture is the architect of record, and an existing two-story home must first be demolished.


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