As the latest residential boom in New York has progressed, the luxury developments have spread from the typical confines of Manhattan into more and more neighborhoods of the outer boroughs. One of the neighborhoods of the moment, Williamsburg, has seen a recent dramatic influx of new construction. Recently Field Condition for Brownstoner was given a tour of one of its largest new developments, the Oosten, at 429 Kent Avenue in South Williamsburg.


The latest new construction project in booming South Williamsburg is 95 South 5th Street, a new six-story building which will rise on top of a red, turn-of-the-century warehouse. New York YIMBY spotted the rendering of the 23-unit building planned for the corner of South 5th and Berry Street. When it’s finished, the 18,000-square-foot development will fill the vacant lot next door to the three-story warehouse.

It will also have a 675-square-foot eating and drinking establishment on the ground floor and nine parking spots, according to alteration permits issued in August. Standard Architects is designing the project, which was filed with the DOB as a conversion and enlargement of the existing building, not a new one. The developer is Horrigan Development.

They’ll need some good soundproofing because the development sits right across from the elevated tracks and the approach to the Williamsburg Bridge. The building design is better than some of the other old-new combinations we have seen recently. What do you think?

Revealed: 95 South 5th Street, Williamsburg [NYY] GMAP


If you’re set on living in Williamsburg but don’t have a million bucks lying around, you could do a lot worse than this tiny studio on the south side. The brick fireplace adds a little charm, and everything looks to be in good shape except for the kitchen floor, which clearly needs to be replaced.

If the floor plan is accurate, there’s roughly 213 square feet of living space. Maybe that explains the relatively low asking price of $175,000, or $822 per square foot. Maintenance is $600 a month.

It’s not often you find a co-op in Williamsburg. At one point, this was an HDFC income-restricted building, but if it still is, the listing makes no mention of it. Do you think it’s a good deal?

115 South 8th Street, #2 [Ideal Properties] GMAP


It’s been a few years since we heard anything about the Rocket Factory Lofts at 100 South 4th Street in Williamsburg, a Scarano-designed factory conversion once owned by murdered Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark. Meadow Partners recently acquired the seven-story rental building and plans to upgrade the kitchens and bathrooms with new finishes, renovate the lobby and install a common roof deck, according to a spokesperson.


A seven-story condo project with an art gallery is coming to 194 South 3rd Street in South Williamsburg, according to new building applications filed last week. Ismael Levya Architects will design the building, which will have 30 units spread across 20,713 square feet of residential space. The development will include a “non-commercial art gallery” on the cellar and first floors, listed on the permits as a community facility.


A group of filmmakers working on a documentary about South Williamsburg, “Living Los Sures,” are hosting a walking tour of the neighborhood this Sunday to celebrate the launch of their audio tour, which features interviews with longtime Southside residents. The walk will take place this Sunday at 6 pm, but you can do it on your own by downloading the audio tour, titled “Southside Stories.”

The tour highlights the hood’s positive and negative changes, as well as its gritty past. Stops include Espiritu Tierra Community Garden on South 2nd Street, a real estate brokerage on Bedford Avenue, a rehab center, and the last remaining Puerto Rican social club in Williamsburg. The group will meet at Bedford Avenue and North 7th Street on Sunday evening, and you can check out all the details on the Facebook event.

Photo via Southside Stories


Williamsburg art collective El Puente Muralistas are exploring the neighborhood’s culture, religion and links to the Caribbean sugar trade in a new mural painted on the Domino Sugar Factory’s northern construction wall. Local residents, teens and elected officials joined the artists in starting the mural, “Past Present Prediction,” Friday afternoon.


This expansive two-bedroom loft in south Williamsburg comes with furniture, wi-fi and cable for a decent price — but there’s a catch. The 1,400-square-foot pad has 13-foot ceilings and huge casement windows that face Kent Avenue and the waterfront. There’s also a shared rooftop garden.

The rent is $3,200 a month, but it drops to $2,000 for two to three months of the year, when the owner takes the second bedroom. That seems like a pretty big catch — do you think it’s worth it?

475 Kent Avenue, #706 [Town Residential] GMAP


A seven-story mixed-use building is coming to the corner of Broadway and Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg. Jeffrey Kamen Architect filed a new building application last week to construct a seven-story, 17-unit development at 49 Broadway, a block and a half south of the Williamsburg Bridge.

Currently a vacant lot, the property will eventually house 5,293 square feet of commercial space, 352 square feet of community space and 11,560 square feet of residential. The project will also have underground parking for nine cars, a roof terrace, and balconies for some apartments. GMAP

Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark