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If you’re looking for an old-fashioned feel in prime Williamsburg, this two-bedroom garden duplex at Wythe and North 1st might fit the bill. The kitchen isn’t fancy, but it does have a vintage stove, tin ceilings and simple white tile floors. The master bedroom on the parlor floor is connected to another room that could be used as a living room, and renters could use a smaller room on the garden floor as a second bedroom, according to the broker. But the listing notes that the apartment “functions best as a huge one-bedroom with home office.” Do you think it’ll fly for $3,400 a month?

255 Wythe Avenue, #Garden [Corcoran] GMAP


The Level Hotel being developed by Zelig Weiss at 55 Wythe Avenue in North Williamsburg will look like a Jetsons style tower above a narrow base with a well lit half block of shops below. The rendering appeared on a website of the Shopping Center Group, whose SCG-Retail is leasing out the commercial space in the as-yet-unbuilt complex.

New building permits were approved earlier this month. The applicant of record is engineer firm Salamon Engineering PLLC; if there is a separate architecture firm responsible for the design and rendering, its identity is a mystery. The rendering looks familiar to us; we’re wondering if it could have surfaced before but without an address. A big thanks to commenter FtGreeneCorey for pointing us to the rendering and the website.

The complex will include a 183-room luxury hotel and the whole thing, including retail and office space, will be 320,000 square feet, as previously reported.  The site is located between North 12th and North 13th streets. SCG-Retail is leasing 40,000 square feet of retail, including 20,000 square feet on the ground floor with ceilings 18 to 23 feet high. There will also be a 20,000 square foot rooftop farm that will be open to the public. The whole shebang is supposed to be completed this year, according to the retail listing flyer. We suspect that timetable has changed.

Click through to the jump to see more renderings and a map of notable retail in the area touted in the flyer. What do you think of the project?


One of Brooklyn’s most unusual new buildings is up to the second story at 55 Wythe Avenue, and its distinctive Jetsons-like tower over a block of one-story shops can already be discerned, we saw when we stopped by over the weekend.

Formerly known as the Level Hotel, the William Vale Hotel will have 183 “four star” rooms, according to its website. The developer is Riverside Developers and the architect is Albo Liberis, The Wall Street Journal reported last month.


A story in The Real Deal reviewed recent and forthcoming developments on a 20-block stretch of Wythe Avenue, from the Williamsburg Bridge to the Greenpoint border, whose renaissance was kicked off by the debut of the Wythe Hotel in 2011. Above, pedestrians on Wythe Avenue outside Brooklyn Bowl and across the street from the Wythe Hotel. After the jump, a shot of the Wythe Hotel from the back. Here, we pick out the ones that haven’t opened yet:

*The SteelWorks Lofts at 76 North 4th Street will start leasing by June.

*The former carpet factory at 149 Kent Avenue will open in 2015. There will be 164 rentals, 20 percent of which will be affordable.

*The foundation is going in at 96 Wythe Avenue, on the corner of 10th Street, expected to be a hotel with about 160 rooms. Heritage Equity Partners and local landlord Yoel Goldman are reportedly the developers.

*A 100-room hotel is planned for 93 Wythe Avenue, a full block site between North 9th and North 10th streets, said sources. Ennismore Capital (developer of London’s Hoxton Hotel) is reportedly the owner, and former owner Sydell Group (Ace and NoMad hotels) will also be involved.


Just down the block from the Wythe Hotel, another hotel is going in at 55 Wythe Avenue, BuzzBuzzHome reported. It will have 183 rooms over 150,000 square feet, according to a plan exam filed earlier this month. The lot is currently home to a one-story warehouse.

The building will be 20 stories with retail on the ground floor, a bar and lounge, rooftop restaurant, and parking for 218 cars. It will also have office and community space. The developer is Zelig Weiss.

When we stopped by this industrial zoned area of Williamsburg over the weekend, we noticed “available” signs on many of the warehouse buildings nearby.

Further down Wythe between North 9th and 10th streets, another hotel (or hostel) is going in. Famous design duo Roman and Williams will do the interiors, as we’ve reported previously.  GMAP


Back in March of 2010, sales at the 13-unit condo on the corner of Wythe and Metropolitan appeared to be going fairly well, with 60 percent of the building in contract. Although a couple of the units closed, the other listings were subsequently pulled, and now the building is back on the market. There was talk of construction problems with the condo, though one of the brokers now representing the building says the developer decided to let many of the would-be buyers out of contracts because of the economic climate. In any case, prices are now running between $619,000 for a 735-square-foot one bedroom to $765,000 for a 1,048-square-foot two bedroom. Click through for one of the interior shots from the listings.
The Louver House [Facebook] GMAP
The Louver House Listings [ModernSpaces]
New Condos [Brooklyn 11211]
268 Wythe Avenue Over 60% Sold [Brownstoner]
Inspection Report Says ‘Burg’s 91-93 Met Needs $1.15M in Repairs [Curbed]
Photo of exterior by Yorkton


It’s hard to believe that it’s only been about a year since the Dutch Mustard Building was torn down to make way for a new condo building. (Other than the Greenpoint Terminal Market, of course, this qualifies as the biggest preservation loss in North Brooklyn we can think of since the current building boom began. Anything we’re forgetting?) Undeterred by such nostalgia (or the graffiti of some of its neighbors, on the jump), Steiner Equities has been plugging away on the foundation for its 178,000-square-foot building that’s slated to contain 114 apartments and nine townhouses. What’s more, the pace must be about to pick up, judging from the fact that the grand opening party (complete with gymnasts, we’re promised) takes place tomorrow night at the sales center at 242 Wythe Avenue. We’d appreciate a report back about pricing.
80 Metropolitan Taking Expressions of Interest [Brownstoner] GMAP P*Shark DOB
Live, Hot Demo at Old Dutch Mustard [Brownstoner]
Williamsburg Still Cranky About Condos, Etc. [Curbed]