Sergey Rybak picked up a troubled Brighton Beach development site
once owned by Chaim Miller and plans to build a 22-story apartment
closed on the purchase of 271 Sea Breeze Avenue on June 7 for $13.5
million, six months after buying the defaulted debt on the development
site. GFI Realty’s Erik Yankelovich and Yosef Katz brokered the January deal.
“As the marketplace becomes more competitive it is important to fight for the right location!” Rybak said in a statement.
The planned tower will include 114 apartments, 32,000 square feet of community space and 200 parking spots.
In January 2016, Rybak filed plans for a $77 million condo project
on the site of the former El Greco Diner in nearby Sheepshead Bay. It’s
the priciest condo offering to ever hit the neighborhood, which
developers are increasingly targeting due to relatively inexpensive land
Plans filed for 105-unit, mixed-use building in Sheepshead Bay
The building at 2450 Ocean Ave. would feature a fitness center and a pool
The development march continues in Sheepshead Bay.
Brooklyn developer Yaacov Azrad filed plans with the city’s
Department of Buildings on Friday for a mixed-use project with 105
residential units at 2450 Ocean Avenue.
The 80,906-square-foot project would be seven stories tall and
include a pool, a fitness center and a medical facility in addition to
the residential units. Community space would take up 1,856 square feet
of the building, while the remaining 79,051 square feet would be
residential space. The top floor will have nine residential units, and
floors two through six will have between 18 and 20 units apiece.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for an eight-story, 28-unit mixed-use building at 1926 Avenue X, located on the corner of Ocean Avenue in Sheepshead Bay. The project will encompass 46,350 square feet and rise 80 feet to its rooftop. It will feature 28 residential
units across the second through eighth floors. The apartments should
average 1,183 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. There will
also be medical offices located in the cellar and a 29-car parking
garage on the ground floor.
Feltman’s of Coney Island has returned to the People’s Playground, where
the restaurant’s founder invented the hot dog 150 years ago. Hot dog
aficionados trekked from across the borough and the city to sink their
teeth into a frank from Feltman’s of Coney Island at the Surf Avenue
restaurant’s grand opening on May 29. And it easily beat Nathan’s Famous
for flavor, said one Feltman’s fan.
Waterfront Restaurants in NYC to Feel Like You're Outside the City
As if that weren’t enough, there’s another lobster pound
in nearby Sheepshead Bay, but so obscurely located you better keep your
GPS firmly in hand. Jordan’s Lobster Dock is on
Shellbank Creek, where the city’s last remaining lobster boats are
berthed. The restaurant has turned toward fried fast food in the last
decade, but still has a lighthouse attached and stands next to a statue
in a yellow slicker commemorating lobstermen (and perhaps today,
lobsterwomen). In addition to lobster rolls, it’s a good place for raw
clams and oysters. 3165 Harkness Avenue
Even more amazing, and only a couple of blocks away, nestled right at a turn on the Belt Parkway, stands Clemente’sMaryland Crab House.
It, too, has a waterside wooden deck with a view of pleasure boats at
their moorings. The thing to get is a bucket of fresh blue crabs steamed
in Old Bay. Along with it comes a wooden mallet and plastic bib. The
waitresses — dressed in hot pants — will be glad to show you how to get
at the crabmeat. But skip the truly awful cocktails, which come in neon
colors.3939 Emmons Avenue
On Sheepshead Bay proper, a few blocks from Maryland Crab
House, find a number of restaurants evoking the seafood cuisines of
other countries, and decorated to match. You can’t go wrong at Liman (2710 Emmons Avenue)
— a Turkish restaurant right on the water — with a roasted sea bass or
mess of fried fresh anchovies, best eaten on the screened-in porch.
Seven blocks further west find Yiasou an elegant Greek
seafood spot where a whole flame-roasted flounder, enough for two or
three people and likely locally caught, will set you back $30. And don’t
miss the fried mullets or grilled octopus, either. 2003 Emmons Avenue
If your interest in seafood is more Italian, old timer Randazzo’s Clam Bar
dates to 1964, when Sheepshead Bay offered a dozen such establishments.
Order anything with clams, including fried clams, baked stuffed clams,
spaghetti with white or red clam sauce, and, of course, New England or
Manhattan clam chowder. Most Sicilian of all are the zuppas, which can
be eaten in traditional style with ship’s biscuits. Look for the neon
lobster thrust skyward. 2710 Emmons Avenue