Sunset Park

861 51st Street

Five-Story, Eight-Unit Mixed-Use Building Filed At 861 51st Street, Sunset Park

Benny Fong has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 861 51st Street, in eastern Sunset Park, located five blocks from the D train’s stop at 50th Street. The project will measure 6,594 square feet, which includes 1,205 square feet of healthcare facilities on the ground and cellar levels. Residential units begin on the second floor and will average a rental-sized 719 square feet. Brooklyn-based Shiming Tam is the architect of record, and permits were filed in September to demolish two single-family townhouses.


838 41st Street

Five-Story, Eight-Unit Mixed-Use Project Planned At 838 41st Street, Sunset Park

Fong Benny, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 838 41st Street, in Sunset Park, four blocks from the D train’s stop at 9th Avenue. The building will measure 9,034 square feet, and a 2,462 square-foot daycare facility will span the ground and cellar levels. Beginning on the second floor, units will average 822 square feet apiece. Brooklyn-based Shiming Tam is the architect of record, and a two-story townhouse must first be demolished.


170 53rd Street

Three-Story, 165,000 Square-Foot Building At 170 53rd Street Getting Repositioned, Sunset Park

AP&G Company is planning to reposition the three-story, 165,000 square-foot manufacturing building at 170 53rd Street, in Sunset Park, located three blocks west of the R train’s stop at 53rd Street. The company will be vacating the building in order to relocate, and plans to market the renovated property to commercial or manufacturing tenants. The building features 20-foot-high ceilings and a unique 50-foot glass atrium.


341 39th Street

Warehouses At 341-353 39th Street Placed On Market, Sunset Park

Hampshire Companies has tasked Cushman & Wakefield to market the 10-story, 130,000 square-foot warehouse building at 341 39th Street, and the adjacent seven-story, 30,000 square-foot warehouse at 353 39th Street, located three blocks from the 36th Street stop on the D, N and R trains. The asking price is nearly $50 million, and the site is being advertised as a potential redevelopment, according to Crain’s. The buildings could be converted into office space as-of-right, or a rezoning could be sought for residential use.


731 61st Street in August 2014, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: 731 61st Street, Sunset Park

Sunset Park was the heart of New York City’s industrial waterfront until the end of World War II, when building weapons, handling cargo and deploying troops had Bush Terminal and the Brooklyn Army Terminal employing tens of thousands of workers. But even as factories and wholesalers have left the south Brooklyn neighborhood, the manufacturing zoning created to protect them has remained. And there, at the southern edge of Sunset Park’s M-1 zone, one developer is planning a six-story building with a combination of commercial and community uses 731 61st Street.

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