Pitkin Avenue Renaissance Program

2017-18 Façade Improvement Projects

Launched in 2016, the Renaissance Program provides matching grants to Property and Business Owners within the Pitkin Avenue BID to make improvements to commercial properties and businesses. The program is funded by NYC Department of Small Business Service’s Avenue NYC Grant Program, New York State Department of Homes and Community Renewal’s Main Street Program, and Pitkin Avenue BID Property Owners. To ensure design consistency, selected projects must adhere to the BID’s Façade Guidelines which were developed in collaboration with local design firm, Made In Brownsville.

 Caramel — 1598 Pitkin Avenue

Project: Façade Renovation (2 elevations)
Status: Completed in January 2018
NYMS Award: $43,369
Avenue NYC: $3,230 for architectural designs
Scope of work: complete brick and cornice restoration, new upper floor windows, ground floor repointing and painting, new roof and awning.
Primary Contractor: Preet & M Construction - MBE Certified


 Cricket — 1621 Pitkin Avenue

Project: Façade Renovation and Residential
Status: Completed in December 2017
NYMS Award: $50,000
Avenue NYC: $3,230 for architectural designs
Scope of work: brick restoration, new upper floor windows, new security gates, 2nd floor stucco installation, storefront and 2nd floor stucco inset, painting.
Primary Contractor: Interior Builders - MBE Certified


Sal & Paul’s Pizzeria — 1686 Pitkin Avenue

Project: Façade, Storefront & Commercial Interior
Status: Completed in July 2018
NYMS Award: $45,750
Avenue NYC: $3,750 for architectural designs
Scope of work: Upper floor brick & cornice restoration, new storefront, new upper floor windows, new security gate, new sign & awning, new roof, new commercial kitchen ductwork.
Lead Contractor: Preet & M Construction (MBE Certified)


Edith Hair & Dennis Place — 1701 Pitkin Ave

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Project: Façade & Storefront Renovation
Status: Completed in January 2019
NYMS Award: $50,000
Avenue NYC: $5,000 for architectural designs
Scope of work: Aluminum siding removal, brick & cornice restoration, new upper floor windows, new storefront framing & windows, new security gates, new hand-painted business signs.
Lead Contractor: Preet & M Construction (MBE Certified)


 Vacant — 1606 Pitkin Avenue

Project: Façade, Storefront, Commercial Interior
Status: Completed in May 2019
NYMS Award: $50,000
Scope of work: Upper floor brick & cornice restoration, new stucco sign band and painting, new commercial interior, new energy efficient HVAC
Contractor: Harry Construction (MBE certified)