Sheepshead Bay

St. Edmund’s Rectory Could Be Replaced By More Apartments

2442 Ocean Avenue between Avenues T & S. (Rendering via Eran Birnbaum Architect)

Two St. Edmund’s rectories, built in 1925, are slated to be demolished, and in their place could rise a 7-story medical and apartment complex — mirroring the look of surrounding Ocean Avenue blocks.

Brooklyn-based developer Yaacov Azrad has filed applications for a seven-story, 105-unit mixed-use building at 2442 and 2450 Ocean Avenue at the corner of Avenue T in Sheepshead Bay, reports YIMBY.

If approved, the new building would be 80,906 square feet and rise 70 feet, with medical offices on the ground floor and 105 residential units.

The developer bought the site for $10.1 million in February, according to property records.

2450 Ocean Avenue near Avenue T. (Photo by Carly Miller/BKLYNER)

There are two three-story wood-frame houses on the lot, rectory buildings for St. Edmund’s, have been standing since 1925, according to property records. The private Catholic St. Edmund’s high school is down the block.

Demolition permits for the wood-frame houses were approved in May.

(Photo by Carly Miller/BKLYNER)
(Photo by Carly Miller/BKLYNER)

Development is an old story along this stretch of Ocean Avenue in Sheepshead Bay. Last week, we reported an eight-story condo tower by controversial architects near Avenue X; In April, a nine-story condo building rising at Quentin Road; and in 2015, a six-story tower slated for an abandoned site that was a haven for graffiti and illegal dumping.

A new from a nearby Ocean Avenue block. (Photo by Carly Miller/BKLYNER)
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  1. Waste of development, to many condos being built. This is not a high class area, these condos are selling for 700k+
    No parking in the neighborhood anyway, starting to become over populated area. Bad area for development

  2. Yes everyone is building luxury condos….where are the people not making three figures suppose to live…

  3. I am an Erasmian Class of 1968 and NY City Council seems to have turned down our request for money’s to restore our Academy Building. The building is a City & National Landmark was built in 1787. Our Story was reported by Julianne Cuba.

    When I hear that old builds are being taken down it is very heart breaking.

  4. Sure tear it down, build unaffordable housing. I thought City and National landmarks were there to be preserved and taken care of? Oh, right…this is NY NY the City so great they named it twice..after they bulldozed the first one over.


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