One of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first triumphs in office was instituting universal pre-kindergarten across all five boroughs, and by this September, 65,500 kids were enrolled in the city’s pre-K program. Now the city’s School Construction Authority is planning for a three-story pre-kindergarten building at 359 93rd Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues in Bay Ridge.
A sizable development site is up for grabs at the corner of Third Avenue and 81st Street in Bay Ridge, along the bustling commercial corridor of the South Brooklyn neighborhood. The parking lot at 8111 Third Avenue could accommodate a 22,000-square-foot building with retail, medical offices, apartments, or some combination of the three.
Property owner Phillip Li has filed applications for a four-story, five-unit residential building at 312 83rd Street, in Bay Ridge, three blocks north of the 86th Street stop on the R train. The building will measure 4,183 square feet, and units will average 837 square feet, although one of the fourth-floor units will also feature a fifth-floor penthouse. Ying Li’s Sunset Park-based City Building NY Architect is the applicant of record, and an existing two-story townhouse must first be demolished.
Jian Hui Chen, doing business as an LLC, has filed applications for two two-family residential buildings at 71-73 Dahlgren Place, in southern Bay Ridge, adjacent to the Gowanus Expressway. Each building will measure 2,800 square feet, which means the full-floor units will average a spacious 1,400 square feet apiece. Theeshiun Ken’s Borough Park-based Basic Group Consulting is the applicant of record, and the site’s two-story townhouse predecessors were demolished in 2014.
Stephen Oliver, owner of the restaurant at 9701 3rd Avenue, in southern Bay Ridge, has revealed plans to demolish the existing single-story building to make-way for a condominium project. According to Gothamist, the new building will have 20 units, and the restaurant will return to the ground floor when construction is complete. Oliver hasn’t announced who will develop the project, but the restaurant will close for demolition in two or three months. The site is located two blocks south of the R train’s final stop at 95th Street.