Bed-Stuy garage-to-residential conversion gets the go-ahead from Landmarks

Plans to transform a set of parking garages in Bed-Stuy into apartments and townhouses was approved by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, on the second attempt, at a meeting on Tuesday.

The Brookland Capital-developed project consists of two buildings: a three-story carriage house-turned-parking garage at 534 Halsey Street, and a one-story garage building at 524 Halsey Street. The developer wanted to add a two-story addition to the larger building, and demolish the smaller structure, and build a five-story building in its place.