Back in the early days of Brownstoner, when the Brooklyn building boom was getting into full swing (say 2005 and 2006), we talked a lot about context. Or, more acurately, we talked a lot about new buildings that were out of context. In our personal opinion, it’s often the smaller new buildings that end up looking more out of context than the larger new developments. A case in point is this work-in-progress at 45-34 Pearson Street. Located on the same block as the definitely-not-Scarano development we covered last week, this project (DOB permit here) will squeeze an eight-story, 16-unit building onto a 2,500-square-foot lot between a couple of two-story houses. It’s hard to imagine how the 12,500-square-foot building won’t end up looking absurd. But the property has an FAR of 4.99, which is cat nip to an arbitraging developer. GMAP
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On September 17th, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by a majority of delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. One framer, Rufus King, had traveled to the Pennsylvania event from his family farm in Jamaica, Queens. The statesman’s career was only beginning at the time, and he went on to serve four terms as […]
Flushing 33-80 162nd Street Broker: Laffey Fine Homes Price: $1,599,000 Saturday, 2:30 – 3:00 pm GMAP Jamaica Estates 187-16 Cambridge Road Broker: Chous Realty Group Price: $975,000 Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm GMAP Kew Gardens Hills 144-41 76th Road Broker: Laffey Fine Homes Price: $859,000 Sunday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm GMAP Rego Park 99-31 64th […]
In 1931, workers excavated the north side of Northern Boulevard just west of Little Neck Parkway. The boulevard, formerly known as Broadway and also as the Flushing and North Hempstead Turnpike, was being widened to its present condition as the Automobile Age was in full flower. However, a cemetery containing remains of Matinecoc Indian families, […]
Brokerage firm aptsandlofts.com released a teaser site for LIC’s under-construction mega development, QLIC. The website doesn’t offer much, just a submission form to express your interest in the building. The tower won’t be ready for occupancy until early 2015, so they’re really jumping the gun. QLIC will rise 21 stories and hold 421 rental units. […]