08/14/14 12:55pm

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We’ve always loved this building at 330 Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg. It has some incredible apartments with double-height ceilings and views of Manhattan. This seventh-floor pad is not one of those, but it’s no slouch: The 1,400-square-foot duplex has three bedrooms, polished concrete floors, a modern kitchen. The views to the south and east are also pretty sweet. Asking price: $1,585,000.

330 Wythe Avenue, #7A [Corcoran] GMAP

08/13/14 10:00am

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Community Board 1 greenlighted an eight-story affordable housing project at 695 Grand Street in East Williamsburg last night.

The 51-unit project on Grand Street, pictured above, will have a mix of studios, one-, two- and three-bedrooms, with 41 units set aside for low- to moderate-income families, as we previously reported. The affordable housing is for families who make between 30 percent and 60 percent of the Area Median Income, which ranges from $25,750 to $51,540 for a family of four, according to the HPD. Ten of those units will be permanently affordable, and eight will be reserved for Section 8 housing for very low-income tenants.  (more…)

08/12/14 9:30am

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It’s been a few years since we heard anything about the Rocket Factory Lofts at 100 South 4th Street in Williamsburg, a Scarano-designed factory conversion once owned by murdered Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark. Meadow Partners recently acquired the seven-story rental building and plans to upgrade the kitchens and bathrooms with new finishes, renovate the lobby and install a common roof deck, according to a spokesperson. (more…)

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This affordable housing project might replace two stores at 695 Grand Street in east Williamsburg. Community Board 1 will host a public hearing next week to debate whether the city can build an eight-story, 51-unit building on the large property between Graham and Manhattan avenues.

The mixed-use development is spec’d for 41 units of affordable housing and ground-floor retail, with apartments ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. The board will vote on whether the 14,000-square-foot lot will qualify for affordable housing incentives through the HPD’s Urban Development Action Area program.  (more…)

07/31/14 11:30am

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Construction fencing is up but work has not yet begun at 356 Bedford Avenue in South Williamsburg, where we spotted this rendering for a five-story affordable building on the fence. The new building is the red brick one with the gray cornice and the stepped roofline; the one to the right next door with the black cornice and the two wood frame buildings to the left on the corner are already there.

The mixed-use development will house 19 units spread across 16,009 square feet of residential space, as well as 8,000 square feet of retail and 2,000 square feet for a medical clinic, according to new building permits issued last month. It will also have a laundry room, roof deck and bike storage. The architect of record is Bong Yu PC Engineers and Architects.  (more…)

07/28/14 9:30am


Developer Two Trees has filed building applications for the northernmost site in the Domino Sugar Factory development, 262 Kent Avenue, as New York YIMBY first reported. The 281,869-square-foot structure will rise on Site A, between South 1st and Grand streets. In the rendering, that’s the building on the far left. It will have 30 stories and 93 apartments, with nearly equal amounts of residential and commercial space. (more…)

07/24/14 11:30am

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The huge eight-building development rising at 431 Kent Avenue in Hasidic Williamsburg has gotten a red brick facade and windows. The complex will have 188 units, 227 underground parking spaces, 81 bike storage spaces, and 48 above ground parking spaces, as we reported in March.

Next door at 429 Kent, the Beijing-based XIN Development is installing the foundation and first floor of The Oosten, a pricey Dutch-designed condo project. In an interesting twist, XIN has agreed to alter certain features of the development out of respect for the Hasidim who will likely live in 431 Kent.  (more…)

07/22/14 4:00pm

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Williamsburg art collective El Puente Muralistas are exploring the neighborhood’s culture, religion and links to the Caribbean sugar trade in a new mural painted on the Domino Sugar Factory’s northern construction wall. Local residents, teens and elected officials joined the artists in starting the mural, “Past Present Prediction,” Friday afternoon. (more…)

07/15/14 9:30am

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We found this schematic on the fence at the corner of Leonard Street and Montrose Avenue in East Williamsburg, where a five-story building is rising. The apartment building at 73 Montrose will have 40 units spread across 29,731 square feet of residential space, in addition to 2,762 square feet of community space occupied by medical offices, according to new building permits(more…)

07/14/14 10:00am

171 north 10th street williamsburg

There seems to be an insatiable market for expensive rentals in Williamsburg, and the latest building to try and satisfy that demand is 171 North 10th Street, where rents range from $2,385 to $6,695. Aptsandlofts.com has six listings up for the seven-story, 20-unit building between Bedford and Driggs Avenues. Studios start at $2,385 a month, one-bedrooms at $3,300, two-bedroom, two-bath units at $4,265, and a three-bedroom at $6,691.


07/07/14 9:00am

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Last week, Two Trees filed a second round of building permits for its megadevelopment at the Domino Sugar Refinery. The building at 320 Kent Avenue will rise 36 stories and stand 401 feet tall — even larger than the first 35-story tower planned at 2 Grand Street.

The 470,106-square-foot complex will encompass 392 units split among 428,801 square feet. The first three floors will house 41,801 square feet of commercial space, which includes retail on the ground floor and office space on the second and third floors, according to Schedule A filings.

Ismael Levya is the architect of record, but SHoP Architects is designing the project. Although we’re not sure how many affordable apartments will be in this building, the city pushed Two Trees to build 700 affordable units out of 2,300 total planned for the development.

According to NY YIMBY, whose story we did not see until after this was written, 320 Kent Avenue is Building D. The above photo shows site C next to the landmarked refinery building and site E in front of it, now a temporary park. Click through to the jump to see a rendering of the building.

Update: A rep from Two Trees tells us that the permits don’t indicate the order of actual groundbreaking and construction, and are for infrastructure work like water, sewer, and utility connections on all the waterfront sites.