Six-Story Gene Kaufman Building to Replace Bushwick Warehouse

Prolific Williamsburg architect Gene Kaufman is designing a new six-story building at 100 Bogart Street in Bushwick with artist studios and retail, according to a new building application filed Monday. The commercial project will include ground-floor retail and five artist studios (one per floor) spread across 46,900 square feet.

The site at the corner of Bogart Street and Johnson Avenue is currently a 9,375-square-foot warehouse. No demolition permits have been filed. The developer behind the project is IBK Construction, which purchased the property last February for $3,472,000. GMAP

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  • 100 Bogart Street IS NOT BUSHWICK! It’s East Williamsburg.

    • Despite the fact the city considers this area East Williamsburg, it has been Bushwick since at least the early 20th century, when relatives of mine owned a factory there. What’s more, it was also Bushwick back in the 1600s.

    • I am with Cate and her family’s factory. Bushwick Avenue was the dividing line for the old towns and then for the wards; I think you would have to find something pretty convincing to change my mind.

      If you want some homework, at some point in the 1950s/60s, the old wards were abolished and replaced with the community boards, so maybe you can find something in the decision to split the Bushwick wards into different CBs — with this area going to CB1.

      • According to all the maps I’ve seen, the dividing line is Flushing Avenue.

        • You might want to look at this article from a couple of years ago, confirming that no one knows for sure what is and isn’t “East Williamsburg.” As I like the deep historical roots of this borough, I would first rely on the old town and ward lines. In any event, I have to agree with this statement from the head of the East Williamsburg Industrial Zone:
          “We needed to distinguish between South Williamsburg, Southside, Central Williamsburg and the Northside,” Rochford explained. “I never heard it used before then because up until the 1980s, it was considered Bushwick.” Rochford said that the redrawing of the community board district lines in the late 60s and early 70s likely also played a role, but that he continues to be surprised that the term now identifies such a broad portion of the neighborhood beyond the industrial business zone boundaries.