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    I've said I would do this ever since I joined these forums. But finally I'm presenting the many, many projects that have popped up recently, with some commentary. I won't have to worry about updating this thread because very few projects will probably be built in the future b/c of new zoning.

    I want to start with my favorite one.....Bay Ridge's first, only, and probably last glass tower.

    Project #1 - 6917 Shore Road

    6 Floors/60 Feet
    10 Units
    19,193 sq. ft.
    Sears Tambasco Architects
    Completed 2004-2006

    Replaced: A 1 family house, but it was literally crumbling.

    I talked to a guy on the street while I took the pic.....he said units were 700,000 with the penthouse being 1.5 mil. It has a hell of a view though. I love this one.



    Project #2 - 6915 Shore Road

    6 floors/60 Feet
    15 Units
    24,279 sq. ft.
    Fifield Piaker and Associates Architects
    Completed 2001-2003

    Replaced: I believe a couple of old, small houses.

    This building lacks continuity. It's just pieced together. Not terrible, though. Along with #1 and the pre-war building on the corner, it creates a nice wall on this curved section of Shore Road.


    Project #3 - 6833 Shore Road/9 Bay Ridge Ave

    6 Floors/60 feet
    20 Units
    41,960 sq. ft.
    Sears Tambasco Architects
    Completed 1998-2000

    Replaced: An ugly, decaying gas station and garage.

    This building fits its corner nicely. Annoying Fedders aside, it's a decent building.



    Project #4 - 14-48 Bay Ridge Avenue/6902 Narrows Avenue


    3 Floors/32 Feet
    73 Units
    67,058 sq. ft.
    Tambasco Architects
    Completed 2000-2002

    This site stood empty for years, after foiled plans, including a movie house with a parking garage, were foiled. These are very well done. They are inviting on street level, parking is confined to the rear, and they have a modern look.



    Project #5 - 219 68th Street

    3 Floors/30 Feet
    6 Units
    10,594 sq. ft.
    Bricolage Designs
    Under Construction 2005-2006

    Replaces: A beautiful old, large house, that was most recently used as a boarding house, but admittedly, began to fall into disrepair lately. Still a shame to lose this house for another Bricolage box.



    Project #6 - 20 Oliver Street

    6 Floors/60 Feet
    4 Units
    7,000 sq. ft.
    K.T. Seung, P.E. Architects
    Under Construction 2004-?

    Replaces a large, old, one-faily victorian.

    I don't know what's going on with this lot. The permits for new construction have expired and no work has been going on for quite some time. The house, however, has been torn down awhile ago.


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    Project #7 - 420 Senator Street

    3 Floors/32 Feet
    6 Units
    9,325 sq. ft.
    Bricolage Designs
    Completed 2004-2005

    Replaced: 2 small houses. There was one house on the street, and another in back of it. It was a neat little quirk, but the houses themselves were nothing special.

    This actually looks good, for 3 reasons. No fedders, one entrance accessed without a lot of steps, and built-in balconies.


    Project #8 - 445 Senator Street

    3 Floors/32 Feet
    3 Units
    3,255 sq. ft.
    Urban Engineering Architects
    Completed 2001-2002

    Replaced...I'm not sure. There are no demolition permits, so it may have just been an empty lot.

    This firm makes Bricolage look like Norman Foster. As bad as it gets folks, as bad as it gets. THe poor house next to it, too.


    Project #9 - 538 67th Street

    3 Floors/32 Feet
    3 Units (?)
    3,792 sq. ft.
    Urban Engineering Architects
    Completed 2002-2004

    Replaced a 1 family. Surprised?

    Damn you Urban Engineering



    Project #10 - 577 77th Street

    3 Floors/32 Feet
    6 Units
    5,475 sq. ft.
    R.I.P. Construction Consultants
    Under Construction 2004-2006

    Replaced a single family, medium-sized house.

    This building promises to be terrible. Behold the Fedders!
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    #1 is a pleasant surprise. I thought it would be something similar to #2, which I hate - especially those contrasting AC vents.

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    This next group of projects is ~8 block area between 86th Street, 92nd street, the Gowanus, and Dyker Golf Course. Many old, old houses were taken down, some were just empty lots. This area is excluded from Bay Ridge's special zoning so they were allowed to exceed 3 floors. Some don't consider it Bay Ridge, but I do, it just seems isolated b/c of the highway. I dont have exact dates on any of these since I rarely walk this area, but it's safe to say they were completed within the last few years.

    Project #11 - 76 Battery Ave

    4 Floors/48 Feet
    6 units
    11,832 sq. ft.
    Bricolage Designs
    Completed 2001-2004

    Replaced: I believe nothing

    For some reason this doesn't look so bad.


    Project #12 - 107 Dahlgren Place

    3 Floors/35 Feet
    9 Units
    11,193 sq. ft.
    Bricolage Designs
    Completed 1994-1995

    Replaced: 1 family detached

    Almost all of the developments in this immediate area have medical offices on the ground floor.


    Project #13 - 113 Dahlgren Place

    3 Floors/45 Feet
    12 Units
    18,480 sq. ft.
    Bricolage Designs
    Completed 1999-2001

    Replaced: 1-family house

    Henry Radusky you've done it again.


    Project #14 - 129/133/135 Dahlgren Place

    3 Floors/35 Feet
    9 Units (3 Units Each)
    4,720 sq. ft. (Each)
    Bricolage Designs
    Completed 2001-2002

    Replaced: An old house and some empty land.

    You know there is a low budget when there's no elevator. The old "walk-up"


    Project #15 - 118 Battery Ave

    4 Floors/55 Feet
    17 Units
    32,700 sq. ft. (inc. medical offices)
    Bricolage Designs
    Completed 2002-2004

    Replaced: 2 or 3 small houses. The remaining houses in this neighborhood are very old, part of the original Fort Hamilton settlement.


    Project #16 - 77 Dahlgren Place

    3 Floors/35 Feet
    6 Units
    11,011 sq. ft.
    Simino Architects
    Completed 2003-2005

    Replaced: 1 family detached

    Two things on this one; I expect better from Simino, and, this one looks so old, it could pass off being an 80s building.



    Digest these, I'll post the remaining 25 or so projects tomorrow. I've been uploading pics all weekend!
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    You're crazier and more thorough than I ever was...

    #1 is lovely except for the side wall. I've been meaning to look for its address; every time I see it I'm like, "whoa." The one next to it isn't thet bad, at least it has lots of windows. #3 is kind of bland but the corner acknowledges its location by the water.

    Most of the rest, though... I just won't say anything.

    #2 is
    Pier 69
    6915 Shore Road
    6 floors
    16 units
    Architect: Fifield Piaker Associates

    Lovely #1 is

    6917 Shore Road
    6 floors
    10 units
    Architect: Sears Tambasco

    This might be #4
    14-48 Bay Ridge Avenue/6902 Narrows Avenue
    3 floors, 32 ft
    73 units
    Architect: Sears Tambasco (then, Tambasco Architect)
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    Do you have contact info (telephone number or website) for Project #1?

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    What Utterly Disgusting Crap!!

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    Couldn't have said it better. Nice job sfenn1117.
    The city should implement some kind of design rules, downzoning shouldn't always the solution. A 3 story ugly is not that much better than a 5 story ugly.

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    Well, they kept one thing traditional - Brooklyn landscaping - cement and more cement. (It gives the old men in black socks and Guinea T's something to hose down every morninng).

    I see they haven't put a single "Mary in a Tub" or plastic red, white and blue flowers up at any of these homes yet.

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    I'm on my brand new laptop making the uploading process 10 times faster (wireless internet). I'm so busy, I leave for school early Saturday, so let me get these done and over with.

    Project 17 - 433 & 435 80th Street

    3 Floors/32 Feet
    6 Units (3 Units Each)
    4,345 sq. ft. each
    Simino Architects
    Completed 2003-2005

    Replaced: A large one-family detached.

    This is the one that stopped the rest. This building caused such an uproar that immediately new zoning was called for, and 18 months later, the neighborhood got it. As for the building, it's not great, I'd expect better from Simino.



    Project 18 - 9481 Ridge Blvd

    3 Floors/31 Feet
    8 Units
    11,963 sq. ft.
    Kirshenbaum Tambasco Architects
    Completed 1996-1998

    Replaced: A large old victorian

    Typical Tambasco work...it's decent and presentable.


    Project 19 - 125 95th Street

    3 Floors/32 Feet
    13 Units
    23,926 sq. ft.
    Sears Tambasco Architects
    Completed 2000-2002

    Replaced: I believe a barn or some building related to the Farrel House, a landmark directly adjacent to this building.

    One thing Tambasco does is keep parking confined to a garage or a lot in the back, out of view, leaving the sidewalk area to be landscaped, beautifying the neighborhood. As for the building....they are capable of better. At the very least, the building is presentable.




    Projects 20&21 - 266/268 80th Street

    2 Floors/27 Feet
    2 Single-Family Detached Houses
    3,064 sq. ft. each
    M. Bazac Architect
    Under Construction 2005-2006

    Replaced: One large victorian

    Well Bay Ridge, here is your new zoning. You didn't save the old house (it was nice, actually), but you have prevented a big Fedders building from Being up. Bravo. The developer must have been pissed when he found out he'd have to build a couple of houses, lol. Let's see how they turn out.



    Project 22 - 320/322/324 77th Street

    3 Floors/35 Feet
    9 Units (3 each)
    5,360 sq. ft. (each)
    Bricolage Designs
    Completed 2004-2005

    Replaced: 2 detached, single-family houses, that were fixer-uppers. I thought it had more units...




    Project 23 - 364/366/368/370/372 90th Street

    3 Floors/30 Feet
    15 Units (3 each)
    4,400 sq. ft. (Each)
    Bricolage Designs
    Under Construction 2005-2006

    Replaced: Weeds. It was an empty lot.

    The exact same thing as #32, just with more units! Proof that designs are recycled, at least this one isn't bad.

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    Project 24 - 7826 Colonial Road

    3 Floors/32 Feet
    1 Family Detached
    3,850 sq. ft.
    Bricolage Designs
    Completed 2003-2005

    Replaced: An older 1 family. I'm not sure why it was taken down for this crap.

    Bricolage even butchers regular houses! It is hideous!!


    Project 25 - 351/353/355/357/359/363 91st Street

    3 Floors/32 Feet
    18 Units (3 Each)
    5,361 sq. ft. (each)
    Bricolage Designs
    Under Construction 2005-2006

    Replaced: Weeds, and an old dilapidated auto repair shop.

    I'm happy to see this ugly empty lot go away, but the design of this is awful. I walked by this at night recently (January) and it is, in my opinion, an insult to our neighborhood. I'll go back during the day and show you the uglyness. There's a lot of crap on this thread, but believe me, this tops them all.



    Project 26 - 366 91st Street

    3 Floors/32 Feet
    9 Units
    13,300 sq. ft.
    Kirshenbaum and Tambasco Architects
    Completed 1994-1995

    Replaced: One family on a fairly large lot.

    I didn't realize this one was over a decade old. But it does show wear....already. Sadly cheap. Like I said before, like the sidewalk greenery though.




    Project 27 - 373 91st Street

    3 Floors/32 Feet
    9 Units
    11,000 sq. ft.
    Bricolage Designs
    Completed 2001-2003

    Replaced a semi-large, one-family, detached house

    This building is ugly as hell, it's cheap as hell, the condos....expensive as Hell. I don't get it. Do you?



    Project 28 - 378 92nd Street

    3 Floors/31 Feet
    9 Units
    12,040 sq. ft.
    Bricolage Designs
    Completed 2003-2005

    Replaced: The neighborhood lost an old, tiny farmhouse for this. It wasn't a beautiful building, but it was "charming." Certainly not the adjective to describe this replacement.

    Yeah, it is the same exact thing just 1 block over. Come on!

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    If someone were to say to a realtor, "I want to live in a new building, but it must be one of the ugliest buildings in New York City" - I imagine Bay Ridge would fit the bill.

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    Project 29: 378 93rd Street

    6 floors/54 Feet
    9 Units
    10,555 sq. ft.
    Bricolage Designs

    The whole retro look these buildings aim for just does not work. Compare this one to the pre-war building next to it. No comparison.




    Project 30 - 423 95th Street

    3 Floors
    Completed 1988-1990

    I included this one even though it's older, because it's one of the best modern condos in Bay Ridge. I think it's "cozy."




    Project 31 - 447 95th Street

    3 Floors/35 Feet
    12 Units
    Strange Haskopolous Vella Architects
    17,160 sq. ft.
    Completed 2000-2001

    Replaced: Old, old single family detached

    Not great, Not terrible


    Projects 32 & 33 - 442 97th Street/9718 Fort Hamilton Parkway

    3 Floors/32 Feet
    28 Units
    28,425 sq. ft.
    Urbitran/Rosenbloom Architects and/or Tambasco Architects
    Completed 2001-2004

    3 Floors/32 Feet
    36 Units
    49,260 sq. ft.
    Urbitran/Rosenbloom Architects and/or Tambasco Architects
    Completed 2001-2004

    Replaced: Empty lot, was a nursery sometime back.

    Separte buildings but obviously related. These look good, no Fedders, and good, quality materials. Has a huge garage underneath, and sidewalk greenery.





    As you can see FHP is u/c

    That's it, I thought there was more, there's a lot of projects I didn't even get to. I wanted to get to Bensonhurst and Bath Beach but it's just not going to happen. Hope you enjoyed.
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    What did they do? Bulldoze Bay Ridge and start from scratch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRider
    If someone were to say to a realtor, "I want to live in a new building, but it must be one of the ugliest buildings in New York City" - I imagine Bay Ridge would fit the bill.
    The pathetic thing is that they are marketed as luxury and few sell for under 700,000. I'd be embarassed to say to my family and friends, yeah, I just bought a new luxury condo, come check it out!

    But In reality every neighborhood is getting its share of hideous buildings. Just check out my Sunset Park thread, the Prospect Hts thread, Williamsburg, etc. Some of the infill in ENY and Brownsville is also hideous. It's really unfortunate.

    33 projects in this thread; 1 is exceptional, maybe 3 are very good, maybe 8 are acceptable, the remaining 2/3 are ugly. Not a good ratio at all
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