Driggs Avenue Insta-Building

506 Driggs Avenue

This new building at 506 Driggs (at North 9th Street) sprouted like a weed over the past few months. It had been an empty lot for ages, but since construction started in January, its quickly turned into this pile of CMU. Per DOB, the four-story building is designed by Frank S. Smith Architect (website coming soon!)of Maspeth, and is slated to have 6 units of housing, with ground-floor retail and a 3-car garage. I have no idea what all those pieces of wood are for.

Odds on it being an aesthetic contribution to the neighborhood? Pretty slim, I’d say. I hope I’m wrong.