Maspeth-based Aasrah Holdings Corp. has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit mixed-use building at 98 Thatford Avenue, in Brownsville, located 10 blocks south of the Rockaway Avenue Station on the A/C trains. The new structure will measure 8,500 square feet and will include 2,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Two per floor, the residential units begin on the second floor and should average 750 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Akeeb Shekoni’s Jamaica-based Askon Architects is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,502-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
Development in Brownsville is starting to pick up, and it might have something to do with the big rezoning set to transform East New York next door. Today we’ve come across plans for a seven-story hotel at 120 Thatford Avenue, between Pitkin and Belmont avenues.
Property owner Moisey Suleymanov, doing business as Queens-based M&C Organization Inc., has filed applications for a five-story, seven-unit mixed-use building at 25 Legion Street, in Brownsville, located seven blocks from the Sutter Avenue – Rutland Road stop on the 3 train. The new building will encompass 12,000 square feet and will include 3,212 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground floor. There will be two units per floor on floors two through four and a single unit on the top level. The apartment units should average a family-sized 1,017 square feet apiece and the project will be topped by a roof deck. Brooklyn-based Dmytro Chornobryvets is the architect of record. An existing two-story brick rowhouse must first be demolished.
As the city prepares to rezone a big swath of East New York, officials haven’t paid much attention to Brownsville, the smaller and poorer neighborhood next door. Despite Brownsville’s rough reputation, developers have started buying up property in the area.
Last year, the de Blasio administration rolled out a program designed to encourage developers to build one- to four-family homes on small city-owned lots. Now the city has filed plans to develop townhouses on 16 vacant properties in East New York, Ocean Hill and Brownsville.