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    The Williamsburg waterfront buildings are more successful, they injected themselves into an already vibrant neighborhood

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    That's right. They key to Williamsburg is Bedford Ave.

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    True. Bedford has seen an increase in development just south of Fulton. This may be the kind of thing it needs to influence the rest of the corridor.

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    The waterfront portion of LIC has not really been connected to the more inner neighborhood area which is Vernon.

    It doesn't help that the area was also almost exclusively industrial. There was no neighborhood feel to being with really. I will say though that in recent visits tot he waterfront, it feels more lively than previous years were I wouldn't see a soul on the street for blocks.

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    are they still planning on linking the waterfront to greenpoint with that pedestrian bridge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramvid01 View Post
    It doesn't help that the area was also almost exclusively industrial. There was no neighborhood feel to being with really.
    Not so much different than Kent Ave in Williamsburg. It may not seem like much, but the Greenway on Kent Ave makes a big difference; and the developments don't treat it as a service street.

    Contrast that to 5th St running north from 50th Ave in Hunter's Point. The first developments put garages along the street, turning their backs to the neighborhood. As you move north, you can see where they're trying to fix it.

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    5th street remains the biggest letdown of the entire LIC experiment. It's gotten better since it was only the first few towers and it was solely garage entrances, but it still has a long way to go. That said, i think the biggest problem that will continue to haunt the waterfront in LIC is that no office space was built with the towers. This creates the same issue that some really beautiful, but sterile feeling neighborhoods have in Vancouver, and really the opposite problem that the financial district used to have. It's just not a 24 hour neighborhood. When all you have are residences, there aren't enough people around during the day. Especially when the residences are so expensive that you are certain to be a household where everyone works. i almost feel like it's be a good idea to build maybe a dozen stories of office space above the proposed library (which still isn't built) to maybe help with this issue. it's the last remaining site on the waterfront not built. I'm not sure putting office space on 5th st (which doesn't have so much buildable space as it is) would do the trick as well.

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    It is very hard to convince office towers to come to LIC.

    With new construction over at the Hudson Yards, any office development in LIC would just sit empty.

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    Office towers would help, but that's not the only solution.

    Riverside Dr-West End Ave have no office development, but there's a strong connection to Broadway.

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    But John Jay is over there, as are all the studios. They certainly feel closer than queens plaza does to the waterfront

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoldanTTLB View Post
    5th street remains the biggest letdown of the entire LIC experiment. It's gotten better since it was only the first few towers and it was solely garage entrances, but it still has a long way to go. That said, i think the biggest problem that will continue to haunt the waterfront in LIC is that no office space was built with the towers. This creates the same issue that some really beautiful, but sterile feeling neighborhoods have in Vancouver, and really the opposite problem that the financial district used to have. It's just not a 24 hour neighborhood. When all you have are residences, there aren't enough people around during the day. Especially when the residences are so expensive that you are certain to be a household where everyone works. i almost feel like it's be a good idea to build maybe a dozen stories of office space above the proposed library (which still isn't built) to maybe help with this issue. it's the last remaining site on the waterfront not built. I'm not sure putting office space on 5th st (which doesn't have so much buildable space as it is) would do the trick as well.
    That's actually a good point. Planners/architects everywhere seem to have a very hard time producing vibrant master planned communities.
    But yea, a boutique office building should not have much trouble leasing there. A hotel tower or two would be very successful.

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    From the central library's steps:


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    Hunters Point South Towers Are Just About Finished

    March 23, 2015, by Jessica Dailey



    The SHoP-designed, Related-Developed apartment towers at Hunters Point South are thisclose to being complete, and the complex is looking pretty much exactly like what the renderings showed when work first started two years ago. Field Condition toured the nearly finished development, which should be opening its doors to renters within the coming months. Nearly 93,000 people applied to live in the 925 affordable apartments, available to low- and moderate-income families with rents starting at $494 for studios and $743 for three-bedrooms.








    The facade of Building A features orange detailing on the PTAC units and "vertical fins."


    Building B's facade features light and dark blue glass.

    Hunters Point South: Buildings A+B [Field Condition]

    Interior photos at Curbed

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