East Harlem

109 East 115th Street

Eight-Story, 32-Unit Mixed-Use Project Nearly Topped Out at 109 East 115th Street, East Harlem

Back in November of 2015, a rendering was revealed of the planned eight-story, 32-unit mixed-use building at 109 East 115th Street, in East Harlem. Now, the structure is nearly topped out, Harlem+Bespoke reports. The structure encompasses 35,493 square feet, and will include a 5,392-square-foot nonprofit community facility on the ground floor. The residential units, which begin on the second floor, should average 699 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include a storage space for 16 bikes, a fitness center, and an outdoor terrace on the second floor. ACNY Developers Inc. is developing the project, while H. Thomas O’Hara’s Midtown-based HTO Architect is the architect of record. Completion is expected later this year.


1988 Second Avenue

12-Story, 120,000-Square-Foot Residential Building Planned at 1988-1996 Second Avenue, East Harlem

In 2015, Bonjour Capital acquired the 11,857-square-foot development site at 1988-1996 Second Avenue and 303 East 102nd Street – located between East 102nd and 103rd streets in East Harlem – for roughly $25 million. Now, it has been revealed that the developer is planning a 12- or 13-story, 120,000-square-foot residential building at the site, Crain’s reports. The units will be rental apartments, although the number of them is not currently known. The site can accommodate 71,142 square feet of residential space as-of-right, but the site comes with addition air rights, boosting that figure to roughly 120,000 square feet. Groundbreaking is expected by the end of the year, with completion scheduled for early 2019. All seven of the assembled lots are currently vacant.


69 East 125th Street

12-Story, 75-Unit Mixed-Use Building Rises at 69 East 125th Street, East Harlem

Back in February, the foundation was being poured for the 12-story, 75-unit mixed-use building under development at 69 East 125th Street, in East Harlem. Now, the project is seven stories above street level and rising, Harlem+Bespoke reports. Once complete, the 80,619-square-foot building will feature 5,643 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Residential units, averaging a rental-sized 767 square feet apiece, will fill the rest of the building. Fifteen of the apartments will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. As reported previously, amenities include a 15-car garage in the cellar, bike storage, a laundry, private residential storage, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. Greystone Property Development is the developer and Kutnicki Bernstein Architects is the architect. Completion is expected in early 2017.


52-54 East 126th Street, image via Google Maps

Supportive Housing Planned to Replace Abandoned East Harlem Brownstone at 52 East 126th Street

Fifteen years ago, complaints began rolling into the city Department of Buildings about the abandoned, double-wide brownstone at 52 East 126th Street in East Harlem. The building was vacant and in danger of collapsing, callers said. Squatters had taken up residence, and neighbors saw addicts and prostitutes coming and going. The block even banded together to seal the building. But it looks like the collapsing brownstone won’t be around much longer. Nonprofit social services agency Odyssey House has filed plans to develop five stories of supportive housing on the lot between Madison and Park Avenues.

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1987 Third Avenue

Schematic Drawings Posted Of Nine-Story, 59-Unit Mixed-Use Project at 1987 Third Avenue, East Harlem

In early 2014, applications were filed to expand (from the foundation of) the existing four-story tenement buildings at 1987-1991 Third Avenue, located on the corner of East 109th Street in East Harlem, into a nine-story, 59-unit mixed-use building. Harlem+Bespoke now has schematic drawings of the project, which also reveals its scheduled completion date – December of 2017. The expanded structure will measure 58,728 square feet and will feature 5,871 of ground-floor retail space. The residential units above should average 865 square feet apiece, which means rental apartments are likely in the works. Amenities listed in the Schedule A include bike storage, a laundry, and recreational space, all located in the cellar. Queens-based EM Architectural Design is the architect of record, and Yin Han, doing business as an anonymous LLC, is the developer. The existing structures are currently being reduced to their foundation.


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