Beer City in Bushwick

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The New York Post reported over the weekend that developer Read Property Group is seeking to build ten new buildings at the former site of the Rheingold Brewery in Bushwick. The buildings would contain 947 units and likely top out at eight stories. The site, on lots between Flushing Avenue and Melrose Street along Bushwick and Evergreen avenues, is near the contentious Broadway Triangle site, another mega development, and opponents of the Rheingold project say the new buildings will stress local infrastructure. Activist Phil DePaolo told the Post, “We call it putting 20 pounds of shit in a 10-pound bag.” The architect, Magnusson Architecture and Planning, has plans for the brewery development up on its site. The new buildings would be the second phase of a project that began in 2003, when nearly 300 apartments and townhouses were built. GMAP
‘Beer City’ Plan All the Buzz in B’kln [NY Post]
Community Groups Sue City over Broadway Triangle [Brownstoner]
Rheingold Brewery plans [Magnusson Architecture and Planning]

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