Updated renderings and proposals have surfaced for a single-family townhouse at 27 Cranberry Street in Brooklyn Heights. The hotly contested structure was first presented and approved by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2011, but the project team failed to obtain construction permits due to legal action by neighboring property owners who feared the new building could damage the value of their historic homes. Plans resurfaced in 2015, but again, construction failed to break ground.
Architectural photographer Tectonic recently checked in on the progress at 80 Flatbush Avenue in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Demolition is underway to clear the site for the construction of a multi-structure development that will include one of the borough’s tallest skyscrapers. A large assembly of scaffolding and black netting shrouds what remains of the original brick structure that is being dismantled floor by floor. Last year the City Council approved the project, which had a reduction in size and scale and a redesign of the largest tower. Alloy Development is the developer of the complex, which is located on a triangular plot bound by Flatbush Avenue, State Street, Third Avenue, and a small sliver of Schermerhorn Street.
Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 411 Meeker Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Located on the corner of Manhattan Avenue and Meeker Avenue, the lot is five blocks south of the Nassau Avenue subway station, serviced by the G train. Yisroel Greenfeld under the 411-417 Meeker LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 1884 Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Located between MacDougal Street and Hull Street, the lot is three blocks from the Broadway Junction subway station, serviced by the A, C, J, L, and Z trains. Yisroel Greenfeld under the Broadway 1884 LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
A new 100-percent affordable housing building designed by Dattner Architects recently broke ground in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. Located at 50 Pennsylvania Avenue, the 94-foot-tall structure includes 218 apartments, amenity spaces, and ground floor retail. A portion of the residences will be set aside for the formerly homeless and “frail elderly households.”