Isaac Stern


Excavation Begins at 249 East 50th Street, in Midtown

Excavation work is beginning at 249 East 50th Street in Midtown East for a ground-up, 151-foot-tall residential project standing 15 stories high. The site is located between Second Avenue and Third Avenue, and was once home to three townhouses and a ground-floor French restaurant called Lutèce. In 2016 YIMBY last reported that China-based developer Tun Kyaw is behind the property and previously purchased the land for $17 million. Isaac Stern will be the designer of the new structure.

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1249 43rd Street, via Google Maps

Permits Filed for 1249 43rd Street, Borough Park, Brooklyn

Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 1249 43rd Street, in Borough Park, Brooklyn, right by the Greenwood cemetery. The site is four blocks from the Fort Hamilton Subway station, serviced by the D train. The Church Avenue subway station is ten blocks away, serviced by the F and G trains. Isaac Stern of Gemstar Contracting is listed as responsible for the development.

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986 Rogers Avenue, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: 986 Rogers Avenue, Flatbush

Filings for new buildings in Flatbush seem to have slowed down over the last few months, probably thanks to confusion about the defunct-but-possibly-not 421-a tax abatement. The tax break propped up market-rate development throughout the central Brooklyn neighborhood, and without it, many builders seem to be delaying construction.

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