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News & Links

  • Bushwick Takes the Spotlight (NY Times)
  • Ridgewood “enjoying” a real estate boom of its own (Real Deal)
  • Checking in at a Ridgewood Factory Conversion (Brownstoner)
  • Housing Plan Targets Vacant Lots; Some Neighbors Leery (City Limits)
  • Businesses to Boycott (Queens Crap)
  • Brooklyn’s Bushwick district is hipster heaven (Dallas News)
  • Where the Brooklyn Boom Is Headed (BK Bureau)
  • Bushwick canning collective needs $3.9 million to stay put (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
  • Bed-Stuy and Bushwick booming despite high crime (NY Post)
  • This Website Snitches On Renters Who List Their Apartments On AirBNB (Fast Company)

New Buildings

  • The owner of a vacant lot at 164 Central Ave (at Suydam Street) has filed to construct a new four-story residential building with seven dwelling units.  The architect is Charles Mallea.
  • Owner Leo Kaufman and architect Diego Aguilera have filed to construct two new buildings:
    • 240 Troutman Street (between Knickerbocker & Wilson Aves) - a new five-story eight-unit residential building.  The property was purchased in February for $700,000; a two family house on the site was demolished earlier this year.
    • 1295 Greene Ave (between Wilson & Myrtle Aves) - a new five-story eight-unit residential building.  The property - currently used as a parking lot - was purchased in February for $1,050,000.
  • Applications have been filed to construct three new buildings on lots in the former LIRR Evergreen Branch right-of-way:
    • 375 Grove Street (between Wyckoff & Irving Aves) - Boaz Gilad has filed to construct a new six-story thirteen-unit residential building. The property was purchased in July for $2,350,000.  The architect is Paul Gregory.
    • 406 Cornelia Street (between Wyckoff & Irving Aves) - a new four-story residential building with nine dwelling units.  The architect is Diego Aguilera.
    • 1503 Jefferson Ave (between Wyckoff & Irving Aves) - a new four-story ten-unit residential building.  The architect is Diego Aguilera.

Renovations & Alterations

  • 10-86 Cypress Avenue (at Decatur St) - application to add third story to existing manufacturing building and convert to a transient hotel with ambulatory diagnostic health care facility on the ground floor.
  • 15-35 Decatur Street (between Irving & Wyckoff) - application to convert building under the expanded Loft Law, from manufacturing to mixed-use with office space and seven dwelling units. 
  • 871 Bushwick Ave (at Himrod Street) - application to convert the former Menorah Home for the Aged and Infirm to a Non-Profit Institution with Sleeping Accommodations, with 104 dwelling units.  The property - previously owned by the Metro International Church - was purchased by Bushwick Realty Holdings in April for $15,000,000.  The architect is Byron Russell of Syndicate Architecture (designers of the Morgantown Center)
  • 1633 Dekalb Ave (between Wyckoff & St. Nicholas Aves) - application to add three stories to two-car garage to create a four-story building with eight dwelling units.  The property was purchased in August for $400,000; the architect is Charles Mallea.
  • 297 Stockholm Street (between Wyckoff & Irving Aves) - application to add three stories to one-story commercial building and convert to residential occupancy, with eight dwelling units. 
  • 166 Central Avenue (between Suydam and Hart Streets) - application to add two stories to one-story commercial building and convert to residential occupancy, with four dwelling units.  The property was purchased in 2007 for $166,000.
  • 34 Melrose Street (between Broadway & Bushwick Ave) - application to add two stories to two-family house and convert to eight-family building.  The property was purchased in September for $450,00 (and again for $700,000); the architect is Charles Mallea.
  • 74 Bleecker Street (between Evergreen & Central Aves) - application to add a fourth story to existing three-family home and convert to eight dwelling units.  The property was purchased in February for $650,000.
  • 1487 Broadway (at Cornelia Street) - application to add two stories to a two-story commercial building, creating 14 dwelling units over ground-floor retail.  The property was purchased in May for $1,450,000.

Demolitions

  • 387 Bleecker Street (between Wyckoff & St. Nicholas Aves) - demolition of two-family house.  The property was purchased in June for $2,300,000.
  • 114 Woodbine Street (between Central & Evergreen Aves) - demolition of a two-family house.  The property was purchased in July for $320,000.

(Source: vegetariansnob)

Opening tonight at Valentine Gallery

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Valentine is pleased to present new and recent paintings by David Brody  and Cindy Tower, with Liz Ainslie, and featuring Cathy Diamond in the gift shop.  Opening Friday September 12th from 6:00 - 9:00, this exhibit will run through Sunday October 5th.  More info at http://valentinegallery.blogspot.com/

 

(Source: elizabethwisker)

New building planned for 189 Cooper St

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Photo: Google

Developer Boaz Gilad has filed with the Department of Buildings to construct a new six-story 13-unit residential building at 189 Cooper Street, between Wilson and Central Aves.

The 40 ft x 100 ft property - currently occupied by a two-family wood frame house - has been flipped twice in the past year: Park Slope Associates purchased the site in September 2013 for $540,000 and sold it five months later for $865,000.  That buyer - 812 Lexington Corp - sold to Gilad (via Cooper BU LLC) in August for $1,145,000.

(Source: benjaminjtaylor)


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