We finally have renderings for the ODA-designed project making up one of 10 large buildings in the massive Rheingold Brewery mega-development coming to Bushwick. Like most ODA designs, unsurprisingly, it is a variation on the theme of assemblages of boxes. But we are pretty blown away by the unusual concept for the entire complex, which occupies most of a block. It remains to be seen if the reality will be as good as the renderings, but it is certainly one of the most interesting buildings going up in Brooklyn.

The seven-story, 392-unit project will be topped with a 25,000-square-foot green rooftop. The zigzagging roof will incorporate a running/hiking course, urban farming areas and an outdoor cross-training facility, according to The Real Deal, which was first to publish the renderings. Other amenities include a 19,000-square-foot interior courtyard with a dog run, a fire pit and a mini amphitheater, as well as a climbing wall, coworking spaces, cafe and a gym, The Daily News reported.


Developer Rabsky Group has gotten pretty far along on this six-story apartment building at 376-382 Wallabout Street in Williamsburg in the Broadway Triangle area, a few blocks from the Bed Stuy border. Workers have installed windows and bricked up the outside, although the balconies are not yet enclosed.

The complex will have a total of 24 large units, averaging 1,432 square feet each. The structure is technically four buildings, each of which has six units and about 8,595 square feet, according to the new-building permits. Panos Vikatos is the architect of record.

Rabsky is working on several other projects throughout Brooklyn, including a big seven-story building nearby at Flushing and Kent, an eight-story project in Crown Heights, and a five-story development that will replace Clinton Hill’s White Castle on Myrtle Avenue.

Rabsky Group Coverage [Brownstoner] GMAP


This U-shaped, Karl Fischer-designed apartment building at 88 Richardson Street in Williamsburg had most of its windows and part of its facade installed when we stopped by last week. The large development will have seven stories, 188 units and 139,702 square feet when it’s finished, according to the permits. There will also be 110 off-street parking spaces.


Say goodbye to this White Castle at the corner of Myrtle and Steuben in Clinton Hill, which will come down soon to make way for a five-story apartment building designed by Karl Fischer. New building applications were filed Wednesday for a five-story, 27-unit development at 533 Myrtle Avenue, as Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership was the first to report.

The mixed-use build will have 25,862 square feet of residential space and 5,910 square feet of commercial. There will also be indoor recreation space, a 1,830-square-foot patio on the second floor, and three bike storage spots on every floor.

Simon Dushinsky of the Rabsky Group is the developer on the permits, but public records list a private family trust as the owner. No demolition permits have been filed, so you still have some time to buy tiny burgers and fries. GMAP


This one-story garage at 564 St. Johns Place between Franklin and Classon in Crown Heights will be demolished soon and replaced by a Karl Fischer-designed eight-story apartment building. A demolition application was filed on Monday, but the DOB didn’t approve it because the filing lacked a plan exam. Developer Rabsky Group is behind the development, which will have 172 units spread across 136,373 square feet, as we reported in December. GMAP

Eight-Story Karl Fischer Building Planned for Western Crown Heights [Brownstoner]


We discovered this rendering on the fence at 377 Flushing Avenue between Kent and Franklin in south Williamsburg, where developer Rabsky Group is planning a seven-story mixed-use building. The ubiquitous Karl Fischer is the architect of record for the 99-unit development, which will also include ground-floor commercial space, according to new building permits issued last August.

We last reported that the building would be 177 units, but permits have been updated with the lower number of apartments and slightly less commercial space. And now there are fewer underground parking spaces — 50 instead of 106. The 159,092-square-foot building will also have 50 bike parking spaces, roof terraces and recreation spaces. When the City Council agreed to rezone the land, the developer promised to make the development affordable housing and build a five-story addition for the yeshiva school next door, as previously reported.

Behind the fence, excavation has just begun. Click through to see a photo of the construction. GMAP

Karl Fischer-Designed 177-Unit Building Going up in South Williamsburg [Brownstoner]


Simon Baron Development snatched up the LIC development site at 29-26 Northern Boulevard, right off 41st Avenue. The Real Deal reports that they bought it from the Rabsky Group for around $54,000,000, who paid $35,000,000 for the site last fall. The parcel accommodates 400,000 buildable square feet. The Rabsky Group already moved forward on developing a 44-story, 400-unit rental development and it looks likely Simon Baron Development will follow through on those plans. The planned development also includes parking, a pool, roof deck, bike storage and an exercise room.

Simon Baron to Buy LIC Development Site for $54M [TRD]
Big Tower Planned for Northern Boulevard [Q’Stoner] GMAP