The official Census guesswork for 2017 has now been released, showing a gain of 7,272 individuals across the Five Boroughs, and a drop of over 2,000 people in Brooklyn. While the actual Census in 2010 was decried as leaving hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers missing from the count, it seems that whoever was behind the calculations for 2017 may have been even more incompetent, with changes to the borough-by-borough tallies painting a picture that makes no sense whatsoever.
Bedford-Stuyvesant continues to see an influx of new development filling in its urban gaps, and adding new residential to the area. One such project is 165 Malcolm X Boulevard. The six-story residential building will rise just eight blocks away from the Gates Avenue subway station, serviced by the J, M, and Z trains. An anonymous LLC is responsible for the development.
Permits have been filed for a four-story mixed-use building at 1466 54th Street in Borough Park, Brooklyn. The site is four blocks away from the 55th Street subway station, serviced by the D trains. Cityscape Build is behind the applications.
Fresh permits have revealed a new, two-building development with dual addresses at 1643 and 1645 New York Avenue, in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The project will rise five blocks away from the Flatbush Avenue Subway Station, the end of the line for the 2 and 5 trains, and a short walk east to the Brooklyn College campus.
Anbau Enterprises is officially moving forward on 41 West 23rd Street, in Chelsea, over three years after the site’s re-design passed the Landmark Preservation Commission. Located half a block away from the Flatiron Building and less than two avenues away from four different subway stations on 23rd Street, the lot has been expected to yield something interesting for about a decade, which means actual progress is very welcome.