Looks like the developers of Dumbo condo build 192 Water Street are behind the planned renovation of 185 Plymouth Street, a major conversion job heading to the LPC next Tuesday. (192 Water Street update: it’s fully closed and occupied, less than a year after the sales launch.) AJ Pires from Alloy Development says 185 Plymouth in the very early stages, but the project will be very similar to 192 Water Street. In his words: “At 185 there will be 9 or 10 large, family units and we’ll do a similar treatment of the existing warehouse building. Some differences at 185 are that most units will have outdoor space, and there’s an interior courtyard that all units will have views to. 185 also has 13-14 foot ceiling heights which are a couple of feet taller than 192 Water. Half of the units also have water views.” Earlier this week the CB2 Landuse Committee approved facade changes, including a rooftop addition for two penthouse units. Here are a few more cool facts from the architect: since there’s no real sidewalk on Plymouth (it’s mostly cobblestone), they plan to continue the cobblestone into the lobby to create the feeling of a continuing street. And the building, previously a brillo pad factory, had a bridge opening across to 205 Water Street, also part of the factory. The indentation for the old bridge remains (at right), so the architects plan to install a projecting bay window there made of a sheer plate of glass.
Dumbo’s 185 Plymouth Heading to the LPC [Brownstoner] GMAP DOB
Scaffolding went up on the Montauk Club at 25 8th Avenue in Park Slope earlier this month. Looks like they might be repointing the brick in the front. Anyone know what they’re doing? Incidentally, when there was scaffolding on the landmark building in 2011, six brides threatened to sue to get their deposits back.
A mixed-use row house that looks like it will fit in well with the neighbors is going up at 202 Grand Street in Williamsburg, in what was previously an empty lot. We’re happy to see the heights of the stories are in keeping with the context. This has potential, depending on what finishes are chosen. […]
Winter has finally packed its bags, and it’s a perfect time to plant all manner of trees, perennials and annuals. It is also a great time to weed and reseed your lawn, before the weather gets so warm Bermuda grass takes over. Warmer days and frequent rains give everything a good start. In preparation for […]
Seven homes out of nine have sold at the Townhouses of Cobble Hill development, according to a PR rep. The Landmarks-approved modern-yet-contextual houses at 110-126 Congress Street went on the market in May for $3,650,000 to $4,200,000, and only 110 and 114 are still available. The four-bedroom, five-bath house at 110 Congress has 3,318 square feet […]
Average rents rose 77 percent in Brooklyn while city wide real median income fell 4.8 percent from 2000 to 2012, according to a report out from the city comptroller described in The New York Post. The increases were the largest in any borough. A story in the Times implied that meeting Mayor de Blasio’s stated […]