Over the summer, Yosef Streicher purchased the dilapidated, three-story former police station at 4302 Fourth Avenue, in northern Sunset Park, for $6 million. Now, the owner plans to redevelop the castle-like structure into a community center and a café. According to the Brooklyn Daily, preliminary plans also call for a residential building with 10 units to be built behind the old Precinct on the vacant lot at 364 43rd Street. An architect has not yet been selected, but Ben Herzog is among the front-runners who may eventually design the project. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has renderings of other designs for the proposed redevelopment, which will eventually have to be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
The major expansion of a Brooklyn residential structure was met with skepticism by the Landmarks Preservation Commission at its public hearing on Tuesday. The structure in question is 105 8th Avenue, located between Carroll Street and President Street in the Park Slope Historic District. The proposal called for a rear extension that would eliminate recesses, plus a large rooftop addition.
The Park Slope branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, an individual landmark located at 431 6th Avenue, will be getting a reading circle and community garden. The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the plan on Tuesday.
The expansion of a single-family home isn’t always worth noting, but when the home sits in a historic district, it’s often worth taking a look at. Such is the case of 233-20 Bay Street in Queens’s Douglaston Historic District, which was on the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s agenda at its public hearing on Tuesday.
A five-story co-op building in TriBeCa will be growing by two stories, thanks to approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission at its public hearing on Tuesday.