A rendering has been released for the much-watched development connected to the landmarked Brooklyn Lyceum at 227 4th Avenue in Park Slope. The Lyceum, one of the last public baths built in New York City, has had a drama-filled decade, as its longtime owner struggled to hold onto it — and claimed he was cheated — but finally lost the property to foreclosure, as Brownstoner has reported in countless articles.
Daniel Goldner Architects has designed a modern-looking 12-story rust-colored building with a set back in contrasting yellow brick. Offset windows of varied sizes give the facade a playful, dynamic look.
There will be shops on the bottom floors, bringing street life to this prominent stretch of 4th Avenue. (Many new buildings on the avenue have been criticized for including parking rather than shops on the ground floor.)
The building will house 68 luxury rentals, as we reported in January.
NY YIMBY was the first to publish the rendering for 225 4th Avenue, which borrows air rights from the landmarked Lyceum next door.
Developer Greystone owns both properties. Initially its plan was to turn the landmarked Lyceum into condos, but it recently announced the former event space will become shops for one or two retailers.
Greystone’s many Brooklyn projects include 47 Bridge Street in Vinegar Hill and the luxury apartments replacing White Castle at 531 Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill. The large development and real estate lender and management company was founded by Stephen Rosenberg.
Founded in 1980 and based in Manhattan, Daniel Goldner Architects specializes in designing commercial and industrial properties in New York City. Its project portfolio shows modern looking buildings with geometric, color-blocked facades in earth tones.
What do you think of the design? Do you think it will improve this block?
Revealed: 225 4th Avenue, Rentals Planned Next to Brooklyn Lyceum [NYY]
Brooklyn Lyceum Coverage [Brownstoner]
Rendering by Paperfarm via NYY
The Lyceum under netting several years ago. Photo by Suzanne Spellen