It looks like all the windows are in and the exterior is nearly finished at 210 North 12th Street in Williamsburg. The eight-story, 42-unit residential building has been in the works since 2007, but construction didn’t start until last summer.
Delays may have been related to the site’s former brownfield status, which required a cleanup from the state’s Office of Environmental Remediation. The building will have 21 underground parking spaces and storage for 21 bicycles (“subject to flooding”), according to the most recent Schedule A filings.
Curbed dug up a new rendering last month (pictured after the jump) and reported that MDIM is still the architecture firm behind the building. The project’s most recent building permits also list Philip Toscano as an architect. Issac Schwartz of Adir Holdings is the developer, according to permits and public records.
The Karl Fischer-designed rental building at 544 Union Avenue in Willliamsburg, The Union, is now 60 percent leased, Aptsandlofts.com tells us. The building, located on Union between Withers and Frost two blocks from McCarren Park, started leasing in November.
Rents at the glassy 94-unit building range from $2,292 a month for a studio to $3,988 a month for a two-bedroom. There are also a few three-bedrooms that don’t seem to be on the market yet.
Amenities include a putting green, a cabana, yoga room, billiard room and library, according to its website.
We discovered this rendering posted to the fence at a long-delayed six-story development that’s rising at 201 North 11th Street near McCarren Park in Williamsburg. It looks like all six of the stories are up and the windows are going in at the building, which is owned by developer Build 360.
When it’s finished, there will be three duplexes and a penthouse apartment spread over 6,692 square feet of space, according to new building permits. They will be condos, Josh Egendorf of Build 360 told us. He added that amenities will include a small garage that fits one to two cars, and each unit will have a large amount of outdoor space. Construction signs said work is scheduled to finish by June and list Corcoran brokers as contacts.
Designed by Atelier New York Architecture, the rendering seems more interesting than your typical Williamsburg glass condo building. We found an old rendering here, but it appears the architects abandoned the all-wood look. What do you think of the design?
We’ve included a photo of the building under construction after the jump. GMAP
The once-sleepy area around Bedford and Broadway in south Williamsburg is becoming increasingly dense as developers fill in empty lots with huge luxury developments, such as 50 Broadway. Next up is the long-empty lot, used for parking, across from Diner at 369 Berry Street between Broadway and South 6th Street, where the owner plans to put up a medium size apartment building.
A new-building application has been filed for a six-story mixed-use building there, BuzzBuzz Home reported yesterday. Designed by architect Charles Mallea, the 10-unit project will have 2,383 square feet of commercial space and 2,627 square feet devoted to a community facility, in addition to 8,481 square feet of residential. There will also be basement storage and two duplex penthouse units. The developer, M&B Monroe Inc., bought the empty lot near the Williamsburg Bridge (known also as 82 South 6th and 89 Broadway) way back in 1996.
Leasing began Tuesday at Williamsburg’s newest luxury rental, 250N10, which we wrote about last week, and Curbed published the first photos of the model units. Developed by LCOR with interiors by SLCE, the elevator banks will have canvas wall coverings hand painted by artist Sebastian Vargas and the studio model unit has wallpaper custom designed just for the unit.
The unusually large development curves around a good part of a block starting on Union Avenue and down North 10th toward Roebling and has a multicolored glass facade. There are 234 units — studios, one- and two-bedrooms — with 76 different layouts.
A few more details about the pricing and availability:
Studios are renting for $2,500 to $3,600 a month, one-bedrooms for $3,400 to $4,200 and two-bedrooms for $4,600 to $6,300. Each unit has GE stainless steel appliances, Bosch washer/dryers and Cesarstone counters. Tile in the units echoes the multicolored facade. Amenities include a parking garage for 117 cars, common space with wifi and coffee bar, rooftop deck with barbecue, and a fitness center. Click through the jump for interior photos!
A partial steel structure is up at 297 North 7th Street, where the project is the subject of a lawsuit. The building is supposed to be a nine-story school with 34,827 square feet, according to new building permits.
We’re not sure if the site has been active recently. When we went by we didn’t see any workers, but it was after hours on a weekday. After building permits were initially approved in August, days later two real estate firms sued the developer for allegedly failing to pay a commission they were due for finding a tenant for the space, private school company MetSchools, as The Real Deal reported at the time.
The developer is Harry Einhorn – yes, that same Harry Einhorn we wrote about yesterday. He was convicted of fraud in 2002 and has been in the news for raising the rent on a senior center and day care nearby as well as plans to build a huge condo development on 4th Avenue.
A New York Times story pointed out one of the ironies of the building boom going on in Williamsburg: The “Williamsburg aesthetic,” exemplified by the Wythe Hotel’s remake of a vintage industrial building, is a worldwide design trend, but most of the new construction going up in Williamsburg is lowest-common-denominator eight-unit infill or tall glassy boxes designed to maximize profit, not win design awards.
The story details some of the neighborhood’s more interesting new projects, like its two shipping container homes and an interior cedar geodesic dome Kinfolk Studios is building at 94 Wythe Avenue. Architect Heather Roslund, who used to head Community Board One’s land use committee, praised the design of the new glass-fronted Emergency Medical Services depot at 288 Metropolitan Avenue, above.
The big rental building that has been rising on the site of what was once a gas station at 456 Grand Street near the BQE just started leasing, Curbed reported. MNS is handling rentals for the 52-unit building, previously known as Triangle Court, and now called 456 Grand Street.
First up are 13 units consisting mostly of one- and two-bedrooms. There’s a studio for $2,225, one-bedrooms from $3,175, two-bedrooms from $4,325, and one three-bedroom apartment that is asking $6,000 a month. Both the lot and the building have a funky shape, leading to some interesting (and sometimes triangular) floor plans.
The units have oak floors, granite counters, gray cabinets, Grohe faucets and stainless steel Whirlpool appliances. In addition to the usual amenities such as a gym and bike parking, there are also two roof terraces. Solar panels power the common spaces.
We’ve included more photos of the interiors and floor plans after the jump. What do you think of it?
Six stories have risen at 538 Union Avenue near the BQE in Williamsburg, where the owner plans an apartment building. The 13,426-square-foot project will have 13 units, seven parking spaces and a roof deck, new building permits show. So far, the building going up matches the schematic (pictured after the jump), which shows a six-story building, although permits list both five and seven stories.
Building permits were first issued back in 2008, but construction stalled until last year. It looks like the current owners, Adam and Leslie Westreich of Tryad Group, bought the property at the corner of Union and Withers back in 2007 for $1,300,000, according to public records. GMAP
Developer Adam America recently posted this rendering of a two-building rental development at 247 North 7th Street in Williamsburg, a long-stalled construction site where work recently restarted. The project’s 169 units will be spread across two connected buildings rising six and seven stories, according to Adam America’s website.
The site’s first round of building permits date from 2006, and the vacant property has changed hands three times since then. Rieder Holdings bought the site between Roebling and Havermeyer for $12,000,000 in 2011, then Silverstone Property Group paid $21,600,000 for it in 2012, and finally Adam America took it over last year, according to PropertyShark. Permits list David Tanenbaum of Lilker Associates as both architect and engineer.
When we stopped by, it looked like the foundation was going in. Click through to the jump for a photo. What do you think of the building design?
Dive into Brooklyn’s culinary history with a food tour of East Williamsburg’s Graham Avenue, once known for its kosher delis and now a bastion of Caribbean and Latin American cuisines, according to Turnstile Tours. Based on archival research and interviews with local residents and store owners, the Immigrant Foodways walking tour will explore Graham Avenue, Brooklyn’s “Avenue of Puerto Rico,” and stop into the Moore Street Market, the old local standby for Puerto Rican ingredients and street food.
Attendees will get to taste morcilla sausage, green bananas and onions, tamales, sorullos (corn fritters), tembleque (coconut pudding) and several other Latin American dishes. They will also receive map of the area and recipes for some of the market’s products. Check out the full list of tastings and buy tickets here. Tickets cost $45, and the tour will take place March 8 from 11 am to 1:30 pm
Developer LCOR has released a slew of details for its yet-to-open luxury rental at 250 North 10th Street in Williamsburg, the sprawling 234-unit building that’s been under construction for nearly two years. The Daily News reported that studios will rent for as much as $3,600 a month and two-bedroom units will ask up to $6,300.
Each apartment will have floor-to-ceiling windows, climate control and “high-end” appliances. The building will also feature a 24-hour doorman, gym, wifi in the common areas and a cafe with coffee bar. And there’s a teaser site that asks potential renters to “register to become a VIP.”