Queens-based property owner Bryan Tavarez has filed applications for four three-story, two-unit residential buildings at 85-39 – 85-47 Lefferts Boulevard, in Richmond Hill, located three blocks from the 121st Street stop on the J/Z trains. From north to south, two of the houses will measure 2,835 square feet each and will contain a single unit across the basement and the second levels with the second unit will taking up the third level. The third and fourth houses will measure 1,750 and 2,640 square feet respectively. The smaller building will have a similar layout to the buildings to the north. The larger one will feature a 293-square-foot doctors office on the first level and full-floor units on the next two floors. Fresh Meadows-based King David Architecture is the architect of record. The site is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house, and demolition permits were filed in February.
Back in November of 2015, construction was well underway to restore the two-story, 3,000-square-foot former New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company Building, also known simply as the Coignet Building, an individual landmark located at 360 Third Avenue, in Gowanus. Since then, construction of the new façade has finished and new windows have been installed. DNAinfo reports the project was also recently awarded the Lucy G. Preservation Moses Award by the New York Landmarks Conversancy. Whole Foods Market restored the exterior of the building and has placed the property on the market for $5 million. It could eventually be used as retail or community facility space, although the interiors still have to be gut-renovated. BL Companies is the applicant of record and Jablonski Building Conservation aided in the design process.
Property owners Byung Woo Lim and Ouk Ja Lim, doing business as an anonymous Long Island-based LLC, have been filing applications since June of 2014 for a three-story, 17,167-square-foot multi-use community facility at 153-03 41st Avenue (a.k.a. 40-23 – 40-27 Murray Street), in Queens’s Murray Hill. According to the latest filing, the new building will include a doctor’s office on part of the ground floor and a daycare on the rest of the ground floor and the entire second and third floors. The cellar will feature a 10-car parking garage. The 75-foot-wide property is currently occupied by two two-and-a-half-story buildings and is located three blocks from the neighborhood’s Long Island Rail Road station. Suk Hwan Kim’s Flushing-based Design Group In H&K is the architect of record.
Brooklyn-based Park Avenue Management has filed applications for a four-story, 6,309-square-foot mixed-use building at 1080 38th Street, in northern Borough Park, located two blocks from the 9th Avenue stop on the D train. The first two floors will contain 3,351 square feet of commercial space in the form of a warehouse and office space. The third and fourth floors will contain a 2,958-square-foot synagogue. Diego Aguilera’s Rego Park-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 1,903-square-foot plot of land is currently occupied by a two-story, two-unit townhouse. Demolition permits were filed earlier this month.
New York City is a land of skyscrapers, but we don’t often find ourselves looking up. But there is something neat to check out if you find yourself up in East Harlem.