Bushwick and Williamsburg have already started bracing for the MTA to shutdown the L train for 18 months starting in 2019, and many investors are looking elsewhere for development sites. But at the southern edge of the neighborhood, near the J train, new construction is still chugging along. New building applications were filed yesterday to build a seven-story residential building at 1010 Bushwick Avenue, between Grove and Linden streets at the southern edge of Bushwick.
Itamar Bruhim, doing business as an anonymous Floral Park-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 737 Park Place, in western Crown Heights, located five blocks from the Franklin Avenue stop on the 2/3/4/5 trains. The structure will measure 4,378 square feet, and 1,254 square feet of that will be dedicated to ground-floor retail space. Above, one unit will be hosted on the second and third floor, and a second unit will be located in the fourth floor and penthouse level. The apartments should average a spacious 1,612 square feet, which means condominiums must be in the works. Roman Sorokko’s Little Neck-based Versatile Engineering is the applicant of record. The 20-foot-wide, 1,513-square feet lot is currently vacant.
Manhattan-based developer Gary Vinbaytel, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, five-unit residential building at 245 East 53rd Street, in Midtown East. The structure will measure 12,484 square, which means the residential units should average a spacious 1,995 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. The first unit will span part of the cellar level and the ground and second floors, followed by a full-floor apartments on floors three through five. The sixth floor and an upper penthouse level will contain the final unit. Roman Sorokko’s Little Neck, Queens-based Versatile Engineering is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,510-square-foot lot is vacant.
Longtime music venue The Living Room shut its doors at 134 Metropolitan Avenue a few months ago, and now the landlord is planning to expand the building and add apartments.
Excavation has commenced at 26 Avenue B, in the East Village, where a six-story, eight-unit mixed-use building is planned, according to EV Grieve. The building will measure a total 7,732 square feet, which includes 1,614 square feet of retail space on the ground floor; according to the Schedule A, an eating and drinking establishment is planned. Residential units above will average 765 square feet apiece. Back when the filings were submitted to the DOB in 2011, Shiming Tam was the architect, but now Roman Sorokko’s Little Neck-based Versatile Engineering is serving as applicant of record.