The behemoth office development planned for 25 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg is supposed to help save high-paying manufacturing jobs in the area. But critics argue that the development could harm New York City's manufacturing jobs, not protect them.
L train shutdown be damned. One of the most ambitious — and attractive — Brooklyn office developments to come along in decades is betting on reshaping the geography of the city — and where the worker of the future lives, works, and plays — by giving startups a place to flourish in Williamsburg.
But first, the block-long development at 25 Kent Avenue has to go through the lengthy public approval process known as ULURP.