Enormous Block-Long Cascade Linen Complex Continues to Grow in Bed Stuy

The development near the corner of Myrtle and Marcy. Photo by Craig Hubert


The massive, long in the works Cascade Linen complex in Bed Stuy is chugging along, with substantial parts of the block-long project nearly complete.

Stretching along Stockton Street, Marcy Avenue and Myrtle Avenue, and taking up almost an entire block, the entire U-shaped complex will eventually contain seven buildings, with around 300 total units.

Once slated to become housing for Hasidic families, the project pivoted to condos in 2017.

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The corner of Myrtle and Marcy

The exteriors of three of those buildings, at 869 Myrtle Avenue, 835 Myrtle Avenue and 553 Marcy Avenue, have recently been completed. They join another trio of buildings on the other side of the development, located at 134, 114 and 104 Stockton Street, which were completed in 2019.

Still under construction is the largest building of the project, located at 847 Myrtle, where three out of its eventual 10 stories have risen.

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The remaining building still under construction at 847 Myrtle Avenue

The design, as seen in renderings dating back to 2018, displays vertical stripes running along the facades of each building.

Rendering by Samuel Wieder Architects via CityRealty

Isaac Deutsch’s Empire State Management, Abraham Brach and Nachman Leibowitz are the developers, who picked up the Cascade Linen site, a Bed Stuy icon for years, for $70 million in 2015. It was demolished in 2015. Diego Aguilera is the project’s architect of record, according to building permits.

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869 Myrtle in the foreground

The development was made possible by a rezoning in 2012, the Bedford Stuyvesant North Rezoning, which permitted residential and retail uses and an increase in the site’s buildable square feet.

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View on Myrtle looking towards Tompkins in 2017. Photo by Susan De Vries

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Photo by Suzanne Spellen

[Photos by Craig Hubert unless otherwise noted]

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