Photo by Christopher Bride for Property Shark

Developers are acting fast in Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle, where permits were filed this week for the construction of a new, 34-unit building at 100 Union Avenue. The 60-foot-tall, 28,347-square-foot building will be designed by Aufgang Architects, and developed by trio Slate Property Group, Adam America, and Naveh Shuster Limited.

100 Union is the second lot on the street the three developers are building on, having filed permits for a 96-unit structure at 120 Union Avenue last year. Both buildings will be six-stories and residential, with a small amount of retail space. 100 Union will also have a 17 car garage, as required by zoning.


Editor’s Note: Hi I’m Barbara, new Editor here at Brownstoner. This is my first post. We’ll be sharing the rest of our new lineup soon.

Yesterday’s Make It In Brooklyn Innovation Summit started with a bang. And a few surprise blasts from a full marching band. But the real show was seeing real estate bigs David and Jed Walentas of Two Trees and Bruce Ratner and Maryanne Gilmartin of Forest City Ratner share the stage in chummy conversation.

During the Q&A, we asked Ratner how he felt about having Hillary Clinton as a tenant at 1 Pierrepont Plaza, a building he built way back in 1987. His answer: “I was honored. I was sort of surprised. I’m delighted. No matter what my politics are.”


Image source: Wyckoff Heights – note the cornice removed from the middle building (cornices remain on either side)

Ridgewood is a gem of a neighborhood in Queens, and slowly it has been “discovered” and it’s getting more attention these days. And with attention comes changes – in Ridgewood’s case, a Polish community has developed (after many were pushed out of Greenpoint by increasing rents and property prices), younger folks are arriving, and developers are beginning to realize there are, in their eyes, opportunities to make some lucrative changes. The View From Wyckoff Heights blog has looked at a handful of properties on the Bushwick/Ridgewood border, with the question, “With growing demand for real estate in north Bushwick and south Ridgewood along the L train line, how will historic buildings fare at the hands of developers?”


Image source: Wikipedia – the LIC Courthouse is why the area is called Court Square

DNAinfo reports about some changes coming to the Court Square section of LIC. Rockrose, one of the developers active in the area, wants to add a beer hall and a music venue, increasing the nightlife quotient in this neighborhood. High end restaurants are also seen as a desirable element in the plan.