Rocket Factory in Williamsburg Transformed to Loft Apartments


    Rocket Factory Lofts is shaking up Williamsburg’s rental market. Located in the neighborhood’s vibrant Southside area, the property offers industrial-chic lofts in a former rocket and plane parts factory. (How cool is that?)

    The pre-war building has had many incarnations over the years. Built in 1910 as a Gretsch musical instrument factory, the seven-story building also served as the headquarters of the Interstate Electric Novelty Company in the 1920s. Fun fact: they developed the first portable electric flashlight there in 1923.

    Rocket Factory Lofts underwent an extensive renovation after it was purchased by Meadow Partners in 2014. Although they were careful to preserve the property’s historic character, the developer outfitted the turn-of-the-century factory with marble hallways and a glass-paneled elevator.


    All 75 units have industrial details such as 14-foot ceilings, exposed concrete beams, and original maple hardwood floors. The light-filled lofts also come with plenty of modern comforts. The interiors feature designer kitchens with stainless steel appliances, chic stone-clad bathrooms, and oversized windows.

    Amenities include a video intercom system and laundry on every floor.


    Step outside and you’ll find yourself in Williamsburg’s Southside, home to indie boutiques, dynamic art galleries, and some of the best bars and restaurants in the borough.



    Rocket Factory Lofts is a short distance from McCarren Park, and not far from such top Williamsburg eateries as Bembe, OTB Bar and Restaurant, and Marlow & Sons. Residents also have easy access to the L, J/Z, and M subway lines and a Citi Bike share dock.

    To learn more about Rocket Factory Lofts, visit their website.


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