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L train shutdown be damned. One of the most ambitious — and attractive — Brooklyn office developments to come along in decades is betting on reshaping the geography of the city — and where the worker of the future lives, works, and plays — by giving startups a place to flourish in Williamsburg.

But first, the block-long development at 25 Kent Avenue has to go through the lengthy public approval process known as ULURP. (more…)

L Train Shutdown

Photo of Levin by emilyshu; photo of L train by Mary Hautman

New details on the much-feared L train tunnel repairs — which would entail shutting down one or both sets of tracks running between Brooklyn and Manhattan — came to light this week at a local community board meeting.

City Council Member Stephen Levin told the crowd that repairs to the tunnel could take two to seven years, according to Gothamist. (more…)

Williamsburg Brooklyn House for Sale -- 64 S. 4th Street

This South Williamsburg row house, at 64 South 4th Street, has been written up in both Dwell and Design Sponge, and for good reason. It’s a beaut, gorgeously renovated from top to bottom by Agencie Group architects.

The result is stylish, tasteful and warm, with impeccable rustic-tinged finishes. Features include wide-plank chestnut floors reclaimed from a Virginia barn, tin ceilings, exposed beams, and a glass wall at the rear of the parlor floor. (more…)

Williamsburg Brooklyn Condo for Sale -- 538 Union Avenue

Units in new construction “boutique” buildings, with oversized windows, sleek open kitchens and Euro-style bathrooms, have not been scarce lately. You may well have noted this.

But condos are difficult to come by — especially with two bedrooms and two baths in prime Williamsburg, such as this one at 538 Union Avenue. It’s a particularly nice looking representative of the breed, in a 13-unit building. (more…)

Gavin McInnes Vice Williamsburg Brooklyn

Photo to 80 Metropolitan Avenue PHV via Halstead. Video still of Gavin McInnes via Rebel Media

Has Williamsburg lost its luster, or is Gavin McInnes just cashing in? The Vice Media co-founder — who left the company in 2007 citing “creative differences” — has listed his luxe 1,300-square-foot penthouse for $2.499 million, as first noted by Curbed.

That’s more than double what he paid for the pad a mere five years ago. (more…)

Affordable Housing Williamsburg

The view from Bushwick Inlet Park in Williamsburg. Photo by Mary Hautman

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning proposal has gotten a lot of flak from local community boards, but at least one Brooklyn City Council member is throwing his support behind the plan. And he’s gunning for a ‘Burg-style rezoning of Bushwick — but, this time, with tons of mandatory affordable housing. (more…)

Bushwick Inlet Park Williamsburg Brooklyn Soccer

Soccer field at Bushwick Inlet Park. Photo by Mary Hautman

The large plot of Williamsburg waterfront off North 10th Street — at one point planned to be made into a city park — has caught the eye of Hudson Yards developer Related Companies, Crain’s reported. (more…)