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February 20th, 2005, 03:48 PM
Crown Heights
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Crown Heights is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City, located to the east of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. One of the best preserved neighborhoods of New York City, it is home to hundreds of stately neoclassical townhomes. Eastern Parkway, the main street of Crown Heights, is a copy of the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Crown Heights is the worldwide headquarters of the Chabad sect of Hasidic Jews. A large African-American (mostly West Indian) population coexists with Haredi Jews in Crown Heights, not always easily.

On August 19, 1991, a car escorting the Rebbe Schneerson of Chabad ran a red light and ran over a seven-year-old African-American child, Gavin Cato. A private Hasidic ambulance came to the scene and removed the Hasidic driver, who had been assaulted by angry bystanders, on the orders of a police officer; a city ambulance arrived minutes later to treat Cato, who died of his injuries a few hours later. African-American residents of the neighborhood then rioted for four consecutive days, presumably because of unequal treatment of the victims, and attacked a total of 188 Hasidim, including killing a visiting rabbinical student from Australia by the name of Yankel Rosenbaum, 29 years old, who had come to continue study on the Holocaust. The person charged with killing Rosenbaum, an African-American named Lemrick Nelson, was acquitted. Claims that he admitted to having stabbed Rosenbaum were dismissed by the jury.

In addition, during the same rioting, a 67-year-old non-Jewish motorist who had apparently gotten lost in the neighborhood, Anthony Graziosi, was dragged out of his car and brutally beaten and stabbed to death, presumably because his full beard and dark clothing had caused his killers to mistake him for a Hasidic Jew. No suspects have ever been apprehended in his murder.

The turmoil proved to be a key issue in the next New York City mayoral election, contested in 1993 as a rematch between incumbent David Dinkins and Rudolph Giuliani, whom Dinkins had narrowly defeated four years earlier. On June 16, 1993, a huge rally was held outside City Hall in downtown Manhattan, the primary focus of which was out-of-control criminal violence in general (which the Dinkins administration was viewed by the rally's attendees as being indifferent towards) and continued bitterness over the events in Crown Heights from two years earlier in particular; and several speakers at the rally, including mayoral candidate Giuliani and a Brooklyn-based African-American community activist, Roy Innis, even went so far as to label the Crown Heights episode a pogrom. Giuliani won the election, and subsequent polls showed that a significant shift in the Jewish vote from 1989 was a major contributing factor in his victory.

February 20th, 2005, 03:51 PM
Has anybody been to Crown Heights? Please post comments and pictures if available.

February 21st, 2005, 10:26 AM
For ease of browsing it would be better if Crown Heights Developments were merged with Prospect Park & Vicinity (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?p=42320). I’ll keep this thread open nevertheless incase something more (a boom perhaps) develops.

February 21st, 2005, 01:06 PM
developers group would wnat you to believe this is in prospect heights,b ut it's really in crown heights..


481 Prospect Place
481 Prospect Place Brooklyn, NY 11238

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday 02/20/05 1pm-4pm

Open House - Sunday 02/20/05 1pm-4pm. Beautiful new construction located steps away from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Museum. Attractive hardwood floors lined throughout each 900-1300 square foot unit. Skylights illuminate all fourth floor units. Video intercom, free laundry room and storage room for common use. Steps away from the 2, 3 and 4 train.

address sq. ft. outdoor space beds baths price

481 Prospect Place, 1A 1277 2 2 $525,000
481 Prospect Place, 1B 1395 2 2 $550,000
481 Prospect Place, 2A 910 2 2 $385,000
481 Prospect Place, 2B 930 2 2 $435,000
481 Prospect Place, 3A 910 2 2 $445,000
481 Prospect Place, 3B 930 2 2 $445,000
481 Prospect Place, 4A 1274 3 3 $585,000
481 Prospect Place, 4B 1404 3 3 $610,000

February 24th, 2005, 09:12 PM
For ease of browsing it would be better if Crown Heights Developments were merged with Prospect Park & Vicinity (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?p=42320). I’ll keep this thread open nevertheless incase something more (a boom perhaps) develops.

square feet
March 28th, 2005, 12:03 AM
I have lived here for 3 years. It is NOT a place to go window shopping, bar hopping, or dining ...for that you go to Park Slope or Prospect Heights which are both a good 5 to 10 min. walk away. It's hard to get decent groceries around here, and last time I checked, Fresh Direct was not serving this area. BUT RENT IS CHEAP, and apartmens spacious. Most housing stock here was built as proper dwelling units with formal living/dining/sleeping rooms.In my mind this makes it a great deal. Also, 2,3,4,5 trains get me downtown in 20 min.

July 6th, 2006, 07:58 PM
LPC proposal for historic district designation for Crown Heights North


Map (http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/maps/ProposedCrown%20Heights.pdf)

March 2nd, 2007, 11:35 AM
My uncle and aunt have a two-family brownstone on Lincoln place between Kingston and Albany. They've had it since the late-60s. They are retired and living in North Carolina now, but still own the property. I've been told that people are calling them everyday offering to buy the property from them. Offers are at the 700K range. However, they're still holding on.

I posted this here because I thought the crown heights thread was merged with this one! Peace.

square feet
March 3rd, 2007, 11:30 AM
the development boom now reaching to this naberhood.

the building is not approved yet but here are the stats from the DOB site so far:
area: about 80,000 sqft
height: 8 story (ground floor commercial)
no of units: 60

also, rumors:
bank on corner (i heard chase)

April 24th, 2007, 04:01 PM
LPC proposal for historic district designation for Crown Heights North


Map (http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/maps/ProposedCrown%20Heights.pdf)

Crown Heights North Historic District is now official, as per a landmarks commission vote today.

May 5th, 2007, 06:07 PM
Full Designation Report (http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/reports/CHN_report.pdf)

Photos on pages 287-331.

May 27th, 2007, 10:48 AM
Crown Heights North Celebrates Historic District Designation

by Linda Collins (linda@brooklyneagle.net), published online 05-25-2007

CHNA Plans Walking Tour and Garden Tea

CROWN HEIGHTS — The Crown Heights North Association (CHNA) will sponsor a Walking Tour & Garden Tea Party on Saturday, June 10, with a rain date set for June 17.

Organizers, thrilled at the recent historic district designation approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, will include historical architectural highlights as part of this year’s tour. The neighborhood has the distinction of becoming the 79th district in the city to receive the designation, according to CHNA co-chair Denise Brown.

“We will also be celebrating the cultural legacy that defines North Crown Heights as a vibrant community,” she added. “So come out and enjoy your neighborhood.”

The walking tour will begin at 1p.m. and will end at 4 p.m. with the tea party at the Bergen Street Community Garden.

The starting point for the walking tour will be at St. Gregory’s Church School, 991 St. Johns Place, near Brooklyn Avenue. Participants should meet there at 12:45 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased beforehand or on the day of the tour. The ticket price includes the Garden Tea, which will feature light refreshments and entertainment.

Following the tour, Brown and the CHNA will begin focusing on the next phase in the historic district designation process.

“We are so excited and pleased that the commission voted unanimously in designating Phase I of Crown Heights North,” said Brown. “As such, we are further encouraged to move forward in securing landmark status in Phase II of Crown Heights North, which comprises approximately 800-plus buildings, and are prepared to again work closely with Community Board 8, elected officials, community residents and LPC in achieving this goal.”

For walking tour ticket information, please call Brown at (718) 756-1920 or Suzanne Spellen at (718) 953-3339.

— Linda Collins

© Brooklyn Daily Eagle 2007

February 5th, 2008, 01:22 AM
Here Come the Babies. There Go the Jackhammers.

In a growing Hasidic neighborhood, double strollers, followed by a construction boom.

Published: February 3, 2008 (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/03/nyregion/thecity/03mult.html)

JACOB GOLDSTEIN, the longtime chairman of Community Board 9 and the unofficial mayor of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, was driving his little red Ford Contour through the neighborhood the other day, honking at acquaintances. Several times on every block, he braked and gestured at a newly risen, salmon-colored apartment building, or a plywood fence protecting a construction site.

“This community’s exploding,” Mr. Goldstein, who is Hasidic, said with satisfaction. “The young people are having kids. My kids are having kids. They need places to live.”

The southern portion of Crown Heights is the nerve center of the Lubavitch sect of Hasidic Judaism, and it has long been as much dormitory as neighborhood. The area attracts Lubavitch adherents from around the world, who tend to raise large families; households of five or six children are common. Everything but the Baby, a children’s store on the neighborhood artery, Kingston Avenue, sells more than twice as many double strollers as singles.

Over the past two years, community expansion has fueled a building boom: a spate of new condominium buildings, almost all of them aimed at Orthodox buyers. The new apartments typically have at least three bedrooms along with two sinks, two stoves and two kitchen counters — one for meat and one for dairy, to comply with kosher dietary law. Some buildings have so-called Sabbath elevators that allow residents to reach their floors on Saturdays without pressing a button, an action that is traditionally forbidden.

Although there are no precise figures on the number of new buildings, a spokeswoman for the Department of Buildings said that last year the agency issued more than five times as many permits for new construction in Community District 9 as it had five years ago. (Citywide, the 2002 figure was 3 percent higher.)

J. J. Katz, the principal broker at Heights Properties, a local real estate brokerage, said he knew of about 50 new buildings aimed at Orthodox buyers. “Even two years ago,” he said, “there was only one building project going on at a time.”

The largest new project is a nearly complete 94-unit building at 580 Crown Street, to be followed by one almost twice that size next door. Seventy of the apartments in the new building have four or more bedrooms, and a synagogue accommodating 150 people will be located on the ground floor.

Back in the car, Mr. Goldstein made a left turn, saw a young boy on the sidewalk, and honked. “One of my grandchildren,” Mr. Goldstein said proudly. “I have 17.”

Copyright 2008 The New York Times Company

April 3rd, 2009, 08:15 PM
Had to go to the Brooklyn Children's Museum yesterday for a survey. Just completed by Rafael Vinoly and is seeking a LEED Gold accreditation. Place would be lots of fun for any kid. Didn't take many pictures of the inside since the place was flooded with school kids and security cautioned me not to beforehand. So here are the pics of the non-fun areas.














April 3rd, 2009, 08:25 PM
Crowne Heights is also a great looking neighborhood. On the short walk back to the station...




April 3rd, 2009, 08:53 PM
Among the best old 'stones in all of BK.

April 4th, 2009, 10:08 AM
Do you remember what street this was? Looks familiar.

Crowne Heights is also a great looking neighborhood. On the short walk back to the station...


April 4th, 2009, 12:49 PM
Right across from the museum on St. Mark's Avenue.

April 4th, 2009, 03:08 PM
Ahh got it.

June 4th, 2009, 09:51 AM
City turns upscale building in Crown Heights into homeless shelter

BY Ben Chapman (http://www.nydailynews.com/authors/Ben%20Chapman) and Elizabeth Hays (http://www.nydailynews.com/authors/Elizabeth%20Hays)
Thursday, June 4th 2009, 4:00 AM

Homeless people are now living in spacious units at 1040 East New York Ave.

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/06/04/amd_floor.jpg (http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/06/04/alg_floor.jpg)
Floorplan for the condos in the Crown Heights building



Granite countertops. Terraces. Marble bathrooms. Walk-in closets.

The homeless are livin' large in Brooklyn (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Brooklyn).

The city is paying hundreds of thousands of dollars a month to rent luxury condos in a Crown Heights (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Crown+Heights) building for homeless families, the Daily News has learned.

"It's like a hotel. It's the nicest place I've ever lived in," said Nelson Delgado (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Nelson+Delgado), 36, who moved into a swanky two-bedroom, two-bath pad two weeks ago.

"It's beautiful," added Delgado, an out-of-work truck driver from Miami (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Miami) who's living with his son Jeff, 17. "The closet in the main room is so big you could put a twin bed in there."

Raymond, another resident who moved in more than a week ago with his wife and two young daughters, said he is still trying to get over his good luck.

"When I first saw it, I was like, 'Damn, everything is brand new,'" said Raymond, who wouldn't give his last name. "It has marble counters and marble floors in the bathrooms, too. I like the big kitchen. That's my favorite."

City officials said the condos - which couldn't attract buyers in the fizzled housing market - are part of an effort to help an "unprecedented" number of homeless families who have ended up on the street because of the tough economy.

Units priced at $350,000

It appears to be the first time a faltering upscale building has found a new purpose as a shelter, said Steven Spinola (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Steven+Spinola), president of the Real Estate Board of New York (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/New+York).

Neighbors were furious the 67-unit building on East New York Ave., where apartments were supposed to sell for $250,000 to $350,000, has been turned into a shelter.

"I'm a hardworking taxpayer, and I don't think homeless people should be living better than me," fumed Desmond John (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Desmond+John), 35, a window salesman who wanted to rent one of the fancy apartments. "They said it's not for rent. It's a shelter. I was shocked."

Luxury brokerage firm HQ Marketing Partners (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/HQ+Marketing+Partners) started promoting the condos last summer - with the hook that buyers could custom design the units.
When the market started to tank in the fall - and his gamble on a fringe neighborhood didn't pay off - developer Avi Shriki said he had to come up with a Plan B.

"When the market went south, we knew we had to do something different," said Shriki, 44. "With the market being the way it is you have to be creative."

This spring, Shriki signed a 10-year contract with the Bushwick (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Bushwick) Economic Development Group (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Economic+Development+Group+Inc.) to turn the building into a homeless shelter.
Shriki wouldn't say how much he gets paid - but he said he jumped at the chance to get people in his building.

"At least we still own the building and we are paying our mortgage, so that's good," said Shriki. "The outcome is not as bad as some people I know who had to surrender the whole building to the bank."

City pays $90 a night

The city is paying Bushwick Economic Development Corp. (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Bushwick+Economic+Development+Corp.) $90 a night for each of the apartments, about $2,700 a month - a figure that also covers social services, housing help and job counseling designed to get families back on their feet.

The nonprofit declined to comment.

City officials defended the move, calling it a creative use of a building that otherwise could have become an empty blight.

"This is a case of innovation and outside-the-box thinking that benefits all those involved," said Department of Homeless Services (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Department+of+Homeless+Services) spokeswoman Heather Janik (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Heather+Janik).

Shelter residents said it's not their fault they landed in such swanky digs.

"People are saying we don't deserve to live here," said an 18-year-old man who gave his name only as "Boss," who moved into a two-bedroom apartment with his mom last week.

"Just because a person fell out doesn't mean they don't deserve a place to stay," he said.

http://www.nydailynews.com/real_estate/2009/06/04/2009-06-04_city_turns_upscale_building_into_homeless_shelt er.html

June 6th, 2009, 02:54 AM
............................................. are they ****ing serious? god what is wrong with this city?! :mad:

June 6th, 2009, 08:26 AM
They usually place homeless families in low-income HDC sponsored housing. This does seem a bit wasteful. The city needs to pay more attention to responsible hardworking middle income residents.

June 6th, 2009, 10:05 AM
Mayor Bloomberg to homeless: Don't get too comfy in luxury condos ... you gotta get out soon

BY Adam Lisberg (http://www.nydailynews.com/authors/Adam%20Lisberg) and Elizabeth Hays (http://www.nydailynews.com/authors/Elizabeth%20Hays)

Friday, June 5th 2009, 12:47 PM

Don't get too comfortable!

That was Mayor Bloomberg (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Michael+Bloomberg)'s message to dozens of lucky homeless families who scored a posh pad at a luxury condo that has been turned into a homeless shelter in Brooklyn (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Brooklyn).

"We're not going to let people just sit there. This is a transition thing. We want to move them out," Bloomberg said Friday. "And if they say, 'Oh, I love this here, I don't want to try something else,' I'm sorry, that's not the whole intent here."

The Daily News reported Wednesday that a fancy condo on East New York Ave. in Crown Heights (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Crown+Heights) - complete with granite countertops, marble bathrooms, terraces and walk-in closets - has become homeless housing.

The swanky digs were originally slated to fetch up to $350,000. After the market tanked last year, the developer signed a contract with a non-profit group to turn the 67-unit building into shelter.

City officials said there is no limit on how long families can stay in the ritzy shelter - though they are encouraged to find homes as soon as possible. The city pays the Bushwick Economic Development Corp. (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Bushwick+Economic+Development+Corp.) its standard $90 a night per apartment - or $2,700 a month.

That amount also includes on-site services like job and housing counseling. Homeless mother-of-two Jesenia Tejada (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Jesenia+Tejada), 32, who lucked into a two-bed, two bath apartment in the luxury building this week, said she'd jump at the chance to move in for good.

"If they would rent it to me for $1,200 a month, I'd rent it no problem," said Tejada, an Iraq (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Iraq) War veteran, who was recently forced out of her previous Brooklyn apartment because of a fire.

"When I saw the place I felt like I was on a TV show. I thought this is crazy. It has marble counters and marble bathrooms, the floors are brand new." Bloomberg said the deal shows how far the housing market has slipped in some neighborhoods.

"It tells you about the market," he said.

"Somebody built the building. They couldn't rent it. So they rented it to us for our standard thing."

Homeless flock to luxury condo in hopes of scoring (http://www.nydailynews.com/real_estate/2009/06/05/2009-06-05_homeless_flock_to_luxury_condo_in_hopes_of_scor ing.html)
City turns upscale building into homeless shelter (http://www.nydailynews.com/real_estate/2009/06/04/2009-06-04_city_turns_upscale_building_into_homeless_shelt er.html)
Neighbors angry vagrants 'living better than we are' (http://www.nydailynews.com/real_estate/2009/06/04/2009-06-04_neighbors_angry_vagrants_living_better_than_we_ are.html)
So much for his dream of high living in Crown Heights (http://www.nydailynews.com/real_estate/2009/06/04/2009-06-04_so_much_for_his_dream_of_high_living_in_crown_h ts.html)

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/brooklyn/2009/06/05/2009-06-05_by_adam_lisberg_and_elizabeth_hays_daily_news_s taff_writers_.html

February 4th, 2010, 07:01 AM
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz wants to turn two borough armories into rec centers

BY Erin Durkin

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will push the city to turn two more borough armories into sports and recreation centers in his State of the Borough address Wednesday night.

The cavernous Bedford-Atlantic and Sumner Avenue Armories - which now house homeless shelters but have plenty of vacant space - would be rehabilitated to include gymnasiums, running tracks, and art exhibition space or swimming pools for schoolkids and neighborhood residents.

They could end up looking a lot like the Park Slope Armory - where Markowitz will deliver the address - which finally opened as a YMCA-run recreation center last month after years of delays and still has a homeless shelter.

"The one in Park Slope is just beginning, but I have a hunch in a few short months it's going to be jam-packed," Markowitz said. "Bedford Stuyvesant deserves it as much as Park Slope, and so does northern Crown Heights."
Markowitz would shell out $1 million from his capital budget for each project.

The Homeless Services Department has pledged $10 million to convert the century-old Bedford-Atlantic Armory in Crown Heights into a rec center - and also plans to open a controversial intake center for homeless men there.

The Bedford-Atlantic project is expected to cost $20 million and will kick off once the rest of the money is raised.

"I guarantee you I will have [another] $10 million by the time the budget is over," said Councilwoman Letitia James (D-Crown Heights), who said she'd chip in cash from her member items and appeal for state and federal money for the Bedford-Atlantic armory project.

Homeless Services Department Commissioner Robert Hess said the department is "happy to consider suggestions for similar usage with the Sumner Armory down the road."

Crown Heights Revitalization Movement co-founder Sandy Taggart said the Bedford-Atlantic plan could succeed only if the city scrapped plans for an intake center that would draw homeless men from around the city.

"The two cannot coexist," she said.

Beyond the substance of the speech, the famously showmanlike Markowitz will offer up music and dance performances by the Brooklyn Ballet, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Venuto Brothers and Sesame Flyers.

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/brooklyn/2010/02/03/2010-02-03_marty_battles_to_turn_borough_armories_into_rec _centers.html#ixzz0eZGHIEfO

March 3rd, 2010, 05:24 AM
Oh, those colours are a bit gaudy.

New Subsidized Co-ops for Crown Heights


Corcoran made its first foray into the subsidized housing world this past weekend with the launch of The Maynard. Named after the Joan Maynard, the founder of the nearby Weeksville Heritage Center, the new co-op at 1509 Bergen Street held its first open house on Sunday, which was attended by Marty Markowitz and other local pols. There are 47 units available; the cheapest of the ones that have been posted (http://corcoran.com/agents/listings.aspx?region=NYC&userid=GDT) on Corcoran.com so far is a 648-square-foot one-bedroom (http://corcoran.com/property/listing.aspx?Region=NYC&ListingID=1960186) for $164,500 (which is, coincidentally, the price we paid for a 900-square-foot prewar one-bedroom on the Upper East Side in 1996...but we digress). Parking spaces can be had for an extra $10,000. The kicker is that you can finance the purchase through SONYMA with just 5 percent down. GMAP (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1509+Bergen+Street,+brooklyn&sll=40.660875,-73.961159&sspn=0.008041,0.016072&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1509+Bergen+St,+Brooklyn,+Kings,+New+York+11 213&t=h&z=16)


March 3rd, 2010, 07:23 PM
^ That's ugly, looks a bit Caribbean.

They usually place homeless families in low-income HDC sponsored housing. This does seem a bit wasteful. The city needs to pay more attention to responsible hardworking middle income residents.

Not just the city, the country.

May 13th, 2010, 05:45 PM
Some of the areas of CH seem beautiful, with amazing architecture. I'm surprised this area isn't more desirable compared to dumps like williamsburg. I assume there must be some major fault with the area such as crime. I wonder what the future will be here. Do you think it is destined to become a more upscale area due to its amazing housing stock and proximity to manhattan?

May 15th, 2010, 08:00 AM
I think so. It's actually surprising to me that Bed Stuy's renewal has hit before Crown Height's has. It's just a matter of time - especially with the renewal of the AY stretch.

May 15th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Perhaps its the crime.

May 15th, 2010, 06:50 PM
When bed stuy started turning several years back, the crime there was no less than in crown heights.

May 15th, 2010, 07:05 PM
I think in bed stuy it was a little worse

May 16th, 2010, 12:37 PM
There's a lot of variation in Crown Heights so difficult to generalize. It gets pretty rough near the Brownsville border.

May 16th, 2010, 03:42 PM
The green on the Maynard is way too bright... it's alright other than that. I like the stair towers, they have become a signature of RKTB...

October 20th, 2012, 12:42 AM

Construction Finally Starts at 341 Eastern Parkway

http://ny.curbed.com/uploads/341-Eastern-Parkway-drawing.jpg (http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2012/10/19/construction_finally_starts_at_341_eastern_parkway .php)

Construction fences were erected around the 14,000-square-foot hole at 341 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights more than five years ago, and I Love Franklin Avenue (http://ilovefranklinave.blogspot.com/2012/10/chca-updates-development-watch.html) brings word that work has finally started on the site. There's also a new flyer (http://www.cpexre.com/system/assets/properties/documents/433/original/341_Eastern_Parkway_-_Setup.pdf?1346846668) with an updated drawing of the building (above) that differs from designs we've seen in the past (http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2011/11/01/crown_heights_to_have_one_less_gene_kaufman_buildi ng.php), and according to DOB records, it looks like Juan Defonseca replaced Gene Kaufman as the project architect. CPEX Real Estate, which created the flyer, is leasing the building's 7,361-square-foot retail space and 830-square-foot community space. Both are projected to be available for tenants by the third quarter of 2013. There's no new news on the residential portion of the building, but previous plans called for 63 rental units.

UPDATE: More poking around on the DOB site revealed that the permits for the plans originally filed have been renewed (http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobsQueryByNumberServlet?requestid=6&passjobnumber=302275133&passdocnumber=01). This means there will be 8-stories, 65 units (with a live-in super), a rooftop terrace, an outdoor space and recreation room on the second floor, and the ground floor will have retail space and a "ambulatory diagnostic or treatment healthcare facility." We're guessing that's the "community space" that CPEX is advertising.

CHCA Updates: Development Watch (http://ilovefranklinave.blogspot.com/2012/10/chca-updates-development-watch.html) [ILFA]
341 Eastern Parkway - For Lease (http://www.cpexre.com/system/assets/properties/documents/433/original/341_Eastern_Parkway_-_Setup.pdf?1346846668) [CPEX]

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2012/10/19/construction_finally_starts_at_341_eastern_parkway .php

October 2nd, 2013, 08:26 PM
1552 Bergen Street
Dattner Architects
7 floors, 35 units


"A nonprofit that specializes in affordable housing recently filed new building applications (http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobsQueryByNumberServlet?passdocnumber=1&passjobnumber=320612547&requestid=6) for a seven-story, 35-unit apartment building at 1552 Bergen Street near Utica Avenue in Crown Heights. There will also be a community center on the ground floor with a large meeting space, fitness center, lounges and a computer room/library, the developer told us. Concern for Independent Living (http://www.concernhousing.org/about_us.html), which focuses on building housing for low-income and disabled people, bought the sizable property for $3,525,000 (http://www.propertyshark.com/mason/Property-Report/?propkey=156340) at the end of July, according to PropertyShark. The 23,650-square-foot lot is currently home to a red-brick factory building, which will be demolished soon, according to the developer."