Property owner Santino Battiata has filed applications for a four-story, 18-unit mixed-use building at 132 Wyckoff Avenue, in northern Bushwick, located on the corner of Stanhope Street and right above the DeKalb Avenue Station on the L train. The 38,723-square-foot project will replace two two-story buildings at 132-134 Wyckoff and the vacant lot at 130 Wyckoff. There will be 5,272 and 588 square feet of ground-floor retail and medical office space, respectively. Beginning on the floor above, residential units will average a relatively spacious 959 square feet apiece, and the new building will be topped by rooftop recreational space. Douglas Pulaski’s Brooklyn-based Bricolage Designs is the architect of record.
Back in August of 2015, developers broke ground on the two-building, 30-unit condominium development planned at 465 Pacific Street (a.k.a. 472 Atlantic Avenue), in Boerum Hill. Brownstoner now reports the southern seven-story portion, located on Pacific Street, has topped out, and the six-story portion, being built on Atlantic Avenue, is three stories above street level. The entire project will encompass 84,767 square feet, and the northern building will include 6,982 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The condos will come in one- to five-bedroom configurations and 14 of them will feature private outdoor space. Amenities include a lounge, a children’s playroom, a gym, a 1,300-square-foot rooftop terrace, and storage space. Aria Development Group and Avery Hall Investments are developing, and Morris Adjmi Architects is designing. Completion is expected in late 2017.
It’s been months since we checked in on Heatherwood Communities’ high-rise residential project at 42-12 28th Street in Long Island City. As of July, it had reached 10 stories. Now, thanks to somewhat dramatic photos taken by our friend Tectonic, we can see that the 58-story building must be close to its final height.
It was back in 2014 that we brought you news of permits having been filed for a new hotel at 61 Bond Street (a.k.a. 252 Schermerhorn Street), between Schermerhorn and State streets, barely inside Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood. Now, thanks to photos from our friend Tectonic, we can see that the parking lot has been cleared and heavy equipment is at work.
The year 2015 marked the near-complete demolition of Times Square’s second oldest structure. The Columbia Amusement Co. Building, which opened at Times Square’s northeast corner on West 47th Street in January 1910. 701 7th Avenue was known by a variety of names during its century-long life span. Like the slightly older yet much more famous One Times Square at the opposite end of the square, the building engaged in the neighborhood’s classic disappearing act, where giant billboards seen by millions made their renovation-scarred hosts all but invisible. But behind the ads, standing on a 16,000-square-foot lot, was a building with a history as dramatic and diverse as that of the famous square on which it stood.