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Mapping Ridgewood's Nascent Surge in Residential Real Estate

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New residential construction along the L train in Brooklyn has extended from Williamsburg and Bushwick all the way to Ridgewood, Queens, where something of a housing boomlet is underway. Sure, it's no Long Island City or High Line or even Crown Heights, with their masses of apartments on the way, but the area is truly in the early stages of a transition—away from its roots as a quaint, family-oriented neighborhood that's also a historic district lined with row houses.

But now, new renters and buyers have been priced out further west and are searching for affordable options. Enter Ridgewood, which is poised for a neighborhood-altering rezoning from manufacturing to residential. Main drags lined with staples like grocery stores and locally-run restaurants, such as Fresh Pond Road and Myrtle Avenue, plus reliable transportation in and out have made it an appealing location for developers and architects. To keep up with the changes, we've compiled a list of recently completed projects, ongoing construction, and soon-to-be residential buildings. So far there are 11, but considering the influx of changes to the area, there's bound to be more. Did we miss any new or potential developments? If so send us a tip or leave it in the comments.
—Angely Mercado


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1. 779 Wyckoff Avenue

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779 Wyckoff Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

Replacing an old two-story factory from Ridgewood's forgotten manufacturing days is this five-story residential building. DOB permits show that the building will include 28 units and outdoor parking. It was designed by Gerald J Caliendo Architects PC and is currently owned by 1612 Madison QX. Like many of the residential buildings that are recently completed or currently underway, 779 is near the Myrtle-Wyckoff stop, the neighborhood's main transit hub for subways and buses.

2. 60-15 Myrtle Avenue

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60-15 Myrtle Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

Once upon a time, this building served a small stint as a theater in Ridgewood, then a furniture store, and then a Blockbuster. Now it's a renovated mixed-use building, with the first floor earmarked for commercial use and the rest serving as residential. According to permits filed with the DOB, 60-15 Myrtle Ave was also designed by Gerald J Caliendo Architects PC (he must be picking up on the trend). It's owned by Eamon Lavin of 60-15 Myrtle Ave Associates LLC. The commercial space is being leased by Massey Knakal Realty Services. Eight housing units have been proposed. Because it's sandwiched in between other buildings, there isn't room for parking. But it is right on bustling Myrtle Avenue, near many buses, and boasts a surplus of nearby stores and supermarkets.

3. 852 Cypress Avenue

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852 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

Right alongside Myrtle Avenue and Cypress there's a castle-like building with towers, flags, and rows of large windows. It used to be the headquarters for Ridgewood's local newspaper, and is now condos. According to permits filed with DOB, the building was designed by architect David Black and is owned by Cypress Horizon LLC. Apart from the housing units on the top floors, the first floor houses several commercial spaces and is currently occupied by several stores, one of them being a furniture rental outlet Rent-A-Center.

4. 482 Seneca Avenue

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482 Seneca Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

Seneca Avenue is going to be getting a new, somewhat painful-looking building. The facade of the unfortunate, soon-to-be residential project was probably meant to be ornamental, but instead is pockmarked with battle scars, making it stand out against surrounding smooth, brick-covered buildings. According to DOB permits, the originally two-story manufacturing building will stretch to four stories and will hold 16 dwelling units. The building was designed by Charles Mallea and is currently owned by the enigmatically named 482-484 SENECA LLC.

5. 62-41 Forest Avenue

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62-41 Forest Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

This address is a vacant lot devoid of any construction... for now. Several Queens-based blogs have reported that an "unfortunate" horseshoe-shaped building will eventually fill this lot. It's designed by none other than Gerald J Caliendo Architects PC—wow, they've been busy lately. Despite there not being much intel in the site's DOB permits, renderings show that some of the building will be four stories and another part of it will be five stories. This conundrum of a building is on the periphery of Ridgewood, further from the subway than many of the other developments on this map. There are 44 proposed units total, along with parking and a bike storage area.

6. 18-19 Linden Street

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18-19 Linden Street
Ridgewood, NY 11385

This new development is going to bring unusual-for-the-area metallic balconies and some height to the block. Unlike the surrounding two- to three-story buildings on Linden, No. 18-19 will have four stories and will house four units. The building was designed by K.V. Lambiris Architects and is owned by Sabina Wawrzak.

7. 71-13 60th Lane

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71-13 60th Lane
Ridgewood, NY 11385

71-13 is one of Ridgewood's fully completed and inhabited high-end residences. It was finished two years ago and, according to the DOB, its designer was architect Elena Kalman. The building is owned by Meserole Equities. There used to be a warehouse and older buildings on that particular lot, but they were demolished to make way for what is a now this five-story residential building with parking. Rents are expensive for the area, currently ranging from $2,180 to $3,115.

8. 311 Saint Nicholas Avenue

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3-11 Saint Nicholas Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
. Again, that's a lot for Ridgewood.

9. 337 Saint Nicholas Avenue

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3-37 Saint Nicholas Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

What was a garage and a medical office is going to be demolished. The site is likely to become yet another residential building for the area. There are 14 proposed units, along with eight parking spaces, and a bike storage unit. The proposed building is designed by architect Shawn Stiles and is conveniently located near Myrtle/Wyckoff. It's right under the M tracks and walking distance from other new housing projects, such as Ridgewood Theater and 779 Wyckoff Avenue.

10. Ridgewood Theater

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55-27 Myrtle Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
somewhat-notorious

Nataliya Donskoy. According to DOB, apart from being a residential, the theater will also have a first floor dedicated to entertainment purposes. Thus far, the inside of the building is being gutted to make way for the apartments, but there has yet to be a confirmed date of completion.

11. 176 Woodward Avenue

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176 Woodward Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

This 88-unit building that will be erected in the currently empty lot of 176 Woodward Avenue is yet another instance of Ridgewood's morphing from manufacturing to residential.The incoming building will be designed by architect Ariel Aufgang and will have amenities such as a dog run and parking spaces for tenants. There will also be a ground floor retail.

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1. 779 Wyckoff Avenue

779 Wyckoff Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385

Replacing an old two-story factory from Ridgewood's forgotten manufacturing days is this five-story residential building. DOB permits show that the building will include 28 units and outdoor parking. It was designed by Gerald J Caliendo Architects PC and is currently owned by 1612 Madison QX. Like many of the residential buildings that are recently completed or currently underway, 779 is near the Myrtle-Wyckoff stop, the neighborhood's main transit hub for subways and buses.

779 Wyckoff Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

2. 60-15 Myrtle Avenue

60-15 Myrtle Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385

Once upon a time, this building served a small stint as a theater in Ridgewood, then a furniture store, and then a Blockbuster. Now it's a renovated mixed-use building, with the first floor earmarked for commercial use and the rest serving as residential. According to permits filed with the DOB, 60-15 Myrtle Ave was also designed by Gerald J Caliendo Architects PC (he must be picking up on the trend). It's owned by Eamon Lavin of 60-15 Myrtle Ave Associates LLC. The commercial space is being leased by Massey Knakal Realty Services. Eight housing units have been proposed. Because it's sandwiched in between other buildings, there isn't room for parking. But it is right on bustling Myrtle Avenue, near many buses, and boasts a surplus of nearby stores and supermarkets.

60-15 Myrtle Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

3. 852 Cypress Avenue

852 Cypress Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385

Right alongside Myrtle Avenue and Cypress there's a castle-like building with towers, flags, and rows of large windows. It used to be the headquarters for Ridgewood's local newspaper, and is now condos. According to permits filed with DOB, the building was designed by architect David Black and is owned by Cypress Horizon LLC. Apart from the housing units on the top floors, the first floor houses several commercial spaces and is currently occupied by several stores, one of them being a furniture rental outlet Rent-A-Center.

852 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

4. 482 Seneca Avenue

482 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385

Seneca Avenue is going to be getting a new, somewhat painful-looking building. The facade of the unfortunate, soon-to-be residential project was probably meant to be ornamental, but instead is pockmarked with battle scars, making it stand out against surrounding smooth, brick-covered buildings. According to DOB permits, the originally two-story manufacturing building will stretch to four stories and will hold 16 dwelling units. The building was designed by Charles Mallea and is currently owned by the enigmatically named 482-484 SENECA LLC.

482 Seneca Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

5. 62-41 Forest Avenue

62-41 Forest Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385

This address is a vacant lot devoid of any construction... for now. Several Queens-based blogs have reported that an "unfortunate" horseshoe-shaped building will eventually fill this lot. It's designed by none other than Gerald J Caliendo Architects PC—wow, they've been busy lately. Despite there not being much intel in the site's DOB permits, renderings show that some of the building will be four stories and another part of it will be five stories. This conundrum of a building is on the periphery of Ridgewood, further from the subway than many of the other developments on this map. There are 44 proposed units total, along with parking and a bike storage area.

62-41 Forest Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

6. 18-19 Linden Street

18-19 Linden Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385

This new development is going to bring unusual-for-the-area metallic balconies and some height to the block. Unlike the surrounding two- to three-story buildings on Linden, No. 18-19 will have four stories and will house four units. The building was designed by K.V. Lambiris Architects and is owned by Sabina Wawrzak.

18-19 Linden Street
Ridgewood, NY 11385

7. 71-13 60th Lane

71-13 60th Lane, Ridgewood, NY 11385

71-13 is one of Ridgewood's fully completed and inhabited high-end residences. It was finished two years ago and, according to the DOB, its designer was architect Elena Kalman. The building is owned by Meserole Equities. There used to be a warehouse and older buildings on that particular lot, but they were demolished to make way for what is a now this five-story residential building with parking. Rents are expensive for the area, currently ranging from $2,180 to $3,115.

71-13 60th Lane
Ridgewood, NY 11385

8. 311 Saint Nicholas Avenue

3-11 Saint Nicholas Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385
. Again, that's a lot for Ridgewood.
3-11 Saint Nicholas Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

9. 337 Saint Nicholas Avenue

3-37 Saint Nicholas Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385

What was a garage and a medical office is going to be demolished. The site is likely to become yet another residential building for the area. There are 14 proposed units, along with eight parking spaces, and a bike storage unit. The proposed building is designed by architect Shawn Stiles and is conveniently located near Myrtle/Wyckoff. It's right under the M tracks and walking distance from other new housing projects, such as Ridgewood Theater and 779 Wyckoff Avenue.

3-37 Saint Nicholas Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

10. Ridgewood Theater

55-27 Myrtle Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385
somewhat-notorious

Nataliya Donskoy. According to DOB, apart from being a residential, the theater will also have a first floor dedicated to entertainment purposes. Thus far, the inside of the building is being gutted to make way for the apartments, but there has yet to be a confirmed date of completion.

55-27 Myrtle Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

11. 176 Woodward Avenue

176 Woodward Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385

This 88-unit building that will be erected in the currently empty lot of 176 Woodward Avenue is yet another instance of Ridgewood's morphing from manufacturing to residential.The incoming building will be designed by architect Ariel Aufgang and will have amenities such as a dog run and parking spaces for tenants. There will also be a ground floor retail.

176 Woodward Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385