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An auto repair garage and artist studio in Bushwick faces the inevitable fate of every large industrial building in north Brooklyn: it’s going to be converted to apartments. This building will also include retail and community space. The two-story, blue, brick building at 600 Bushwick Avenue, which also housed a Napa Auto and Truck Parts store, will get four extra stories and 66 apartments, according to representatives from the developer Cayuga Capital. The resulting structure will also have 10,000 square feet of retail, 2,000 square feet of community space and 33 parking spots. (more…)

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This railroad one-bedroom apartment in Bushwick is pretty barebones, but it offers a nice amount of space for the price. The bedroom and kitchen have windows but the two middle rooms don’t. However, the bedroom is open to one of the living rooms, which allows some natural light to filter through. The kitchen looks decent, but the bathroom isn’t pictured. It’s about five blocks from the Dekalb L stop and eight from the L/M at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues. You’re practically in Ridgewood here. Do you think it’s a good deal for $1,362?

473 Harman Street, #2L [Corcoran] GMAP

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The dining options in this part of town are pretty much limited to fast food and takeout, so we were surprised to come across this full-service restaurant and bar tucked away on the corner of Bushwick Avenue and Schaefer, not too far from the graveyard end of the neighborhood. Andalucia Bar Lounge opened two weeks ago at 1336 Bushwick Avenue, the cook and owner standing outside told us when we passed by Thursday.

Despite its Spanish name, the restaurant serves French and Italian dishes. Menu items on the chalkboard in the window included black mussels, baked clams, grilled chicken salad, grilled branzino, penne vodka with diced chicken, grilled rib eye steak with fries, and sauteed squid. It sounds promising, and entree prices are a reasonable $8 to $14. So far, it has one review in Yelp — a positive one. Has anyone tried it? GMAP

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Architect Gene Kaufman is proposing an all-concrete building at 100 Bogart Street in Bushwick, the better to fit in with the warehouses and factories that surround it. Inspired by the new David Zwirner gallery in Chelsea, Kaufman is using concrete to reflect the “intangible ‘vibe” and essence of the community,” he told DNAinfo. “We’re not looking to create something that doesn’t exist and hope people like it. We’re looking to create something that people already like.” (more…)

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This three-bedroom, two-bath in Bushwick is decently renovated and affordable. It has an eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a washer/dryer, and a shared deck and backyard. There aren’t any photos of the living room, which is a little worrisome. Each bedroom can fit a full or queen sized bed with furniture, according to the listing. But it’s not too close to the trains — about six and a half blocks to the J/M/Z at Halsey or seven blocks to the L/M at Myrtle-Wyckoff. Rent is a reasonable $2,500 a month. What do you think?

1284 Putnam Avenue, #2 [Elliman] GMAP

1020 Hancock St. CB, PS

Brooklyn, one building at a time.

Name: Semi-detached wood framed house
Address: 1020 Hancock Street
Cross Streets: Broadway and Bushwick Avenue
Neighborhood: Bushwick
Year Built: 1885
Architectural Style: Italianate
Architect: Theobald Engelhardt
Other Buildings by Architect: Row houses, free standing mansions, churches, flats buildings, factories, breweries, warehouses and other buildings in Bushwick, Bedford Stuyvesant and Williamsburg, predominantly.
Landmarked: No

The story: This house was not owned by anyone famous, and nothing newsworthy happened here. No scandals, no murders, no wayward children or horrible tragedies. There were no big weddings here, or parties, and no one who lived here made more than the average contribution to their communities or country. It’s a completely ordinary house on an ordinary block in Bushwick. And that’s why it’s so beautiful. (more…)

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A percentage of the huge and hotly debated Rheingold Brewery development site in Bushwick has just sold for $11,250,000, according to public records. The collection of nearly 50 commercial properties includes the former brewery at 930 Flushing, as well as a long list of small adjacent commercial properties on Stanwix Street, Melrose Street, Monteith Street, and Flushing and Bushwick avenues. The buyer is RP Acquisitions LLC, which we’re guessing is an arm of Read Property, the developer that already owns the site. The deed transfers 12.5 percent of the property to this LLC, which explains the low sale price.  (more…)

330 Himrod Street, SB, PS

Brooklyn, one building at a time.

Name: Former Dannenhoffer’s Glass Works
Address: 330 Himrod Street
Cross Streets: Wyckoff and Irving Avenues
Neighborhood: Bushwick
Year Built: around 1888
Architectural Style: Victorian factory
Architect: probably Theobald Engelhardt
Other Buildings by Architect: Factories, breweries, warehouses, flats buildings, row houses, churches and free standing houses throughout Bushwick, Williamsburg and eastern Bedford Stuyvesant.
Landmarked: No

The story:
Yesterday’s Brownstoner story about a new building incorporating this old factory in Bushwick led me here. I love stained glass and didn’t know about the Dannenhoffer Opalescent Glass Company. I was determined to find out whatever I could about the building, the company, and the people behind it. It turns out that this forgotten Bushwick factory has quite a history. (more…)

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Developer ASH NYC is planning to transform the former Dannenhofer’s Opalescent Glassworks on Himrod Street in Bushwick into a 70,000-square-foot mixed-use development. Wyckoff Heights dug up the renderings for the project at 330 Himrod Street, between Wyckoff and Irving, which will have 80 apartments and retail.

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