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239 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, via Google Maps

Permits Filed for 239 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

New permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 239 Marcus Garvey Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. While it is near a few bus lines, the site is fourteen blocks away from the nearest subway station, Myrtle Avenue, serviced by the J, M, and Z trains. C trains are a sixteen-block commute. UK-based Bluestone Group is listed as responsible for the development.

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417 East 135th Street

Reveal for Seven-Story, 22-Unit Condo Project at 417 East 135th Street, Mott Haven

A rendering has been revealed of the seven-story, 22-unit residential project under development at 417 East 135th Street, in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven section. The latest building permits indicate the new building will encompass 20,022 square feet and rise 70 feet above street level, not including bulkhead elements. The residential units, averaging 681 square feet apiece, will be condominiums, Welcome2TheBronx reported. There will also be off-street parking for 11 cars. The property owner does business as the Brooklyn-based Sobro LLC. Brooklyn-based Frankl C Mallea Y Stern Associates Architects & Engineers (a.k.a. J Frankl Associate, or JFA) is responsible for the design. The site is currently vacant. A construction timeline has not been disclosed.


989 Willoughby Avenue, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: 989 Willoughby Avenue, Bushwick

Willoughby Avenue between Central and Evergreen avenues in Bushwick used to be a reminder of the city’s worst years, with an odd mix of decrepit wood frame houses, vacant lots, and garages. But several new buildings have transformed the block in the last decade, and now another project is set to join the mix.

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5501 New Utrecht Avenue

Five-Story, 20,000-Square-Foot Mixed-Use Commercial Building Filed at 5501 New Utrecht Avenue, Borough Park

Yosef Streicher, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, 20,421-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 5501 New Utrecht Avenue, in the heart of Borough Park. The ground floor will host 3,200 square feet of retail space, followed by a 171-child daycare center on the second and third floors, and medical offices on the fourth and fifth floors. Charles Mallea’s Brooklyn-based M Architecture is the architect of record. The irregularly-shaped, 3,351-square-foot lot, at the corner of 55th Street, is currently occupied by a single-story commercial building. Demolition permits haven’t yet been filed. The site is located directly below the 55th Street stop on the D train.


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