Forget about condos. Developers are banking on Bushwick as the next hotspot for offices.

Developers are swooping into the Bushwick loft district — which the city calls East Williamsburg, and residents sometimes call Morgantown — with plans for oodles of office, retail, and maker spaces.

At least 11 creative office developments are in the works for the area, making it a contender to become the borough’s next Tech Triangle or Dumbo.


Three Jehovah’s Witnesses properties on the market: 25-30 Columbia Heights, 85 Jay Street, and 124 Columbia Heights. Photos by Barbara Eldredge

When the Jehovah’s Witnesses put three of their prime Brooklyn properties on the market in December, we knew the opportunity would be a siren song for developers large and small. With bids due this week, new details have emerged about the possible uses of the sites, what they might fetch, and who is angling to acquire them.


Aerial view of 101 Varick Avenue. Photo via Pinnacle Realty

Williamsburg-based Rabsky Group will soon ink a deal to pay roughly $48,000,000 for a potential-laden warehouse in the Bushwick loft area. Can you guess what they have in store for the site? Not condos!

Rabsky is jumping on the creative-Bushwick bandwagon, joining developers like Bushwack Capital and All Year Management to build commercial space (offices with a dash of retail) in the formerly industrial ‘hood, reported The Real Deal.