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East Flatbush Rental a Departure for Quiet Erasmus Street

A rendering of the residential building planned for Erasmus Street (Via BEAM)

EAST FLATBUSH – Renderings have been revealed for a new six-story apartment building headed to 142 Erasmus Street in East Flatbush—and it’s quite a change for the block.

Mostly populated by single- or two-family homes with fenced-in front yards, the block of Erasmus Street between Rogers and Nostrand doesn’t seem like a likely candidate for a sleek, modern apartment with dark slate-colored brick and black metal balconies like the one seen in the rendering.

The new 10-unit building will rise 55 feet off the block, with balconies for the residents on the third floor and above, plus a large terrace for the 6th floor unit, YIMBY reports. An existing brick two-story family home will be demolished to make way for the new building.

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The building set to be demolished at 142 Erasmus Street in East Flatbush (Screenshot via Google Maps)

The location is just around the corner from the Church Avenue 2/5 stop, and serviced by the B35 and B44 bus lines. Church Avenue is just one block north, running into the major artery of Flatbush Avenue a couple blocks to the west.

Just down the block, at 152 Erasmus Street, permits have been filed for another 10-unit building, this one a 4-story affair from Diego Aguilera Architects.

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  1. Notice how in the rendering, the building has an equal setback to the neighboring house, but in the real photo, the setback of the neighbor house on the left is way back from the sidewalk? This rendering is a lie, The new building will jut out much further from the existing building’s setback. More thoughtless development that makes neighborhoods disjointed and inharmonious.

  2. The city is doing a poor job at enforcing zoning. Out of scale buildings are popping up everywhere now, and pretty soon the Brooklyn we know and love will be gone.


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