Some new developments in Williamsburg, not sure of the names:
Where exactly was the second one from the top?
It looks like a new construction but it could also be one of those conversions.
Its on Broadway between Berry and Wythe.
Thanks. It is 60 Broadway and was built back in 1916 as a factory so it's a conversion.
I had a feeling it was a conversion because I don't think you can build that large under today's zoning.
that's the gretsch building, homie.
Thanks, a lot of activity on Kent too. Williamsburg is very gray, like William Beaver and 100 West 18th.
Has the nighttime lighting effects on Schaffer Landing been discussed yet? Its a little tacky, but cool nonetheless.
The site at present:Proposed Burg Rose Plaza on the River Rendered
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, by Robert
Last week, we had some details about a proposed development on the South Williamsburg waterfront that would be called Rose Plaza on the River. It would go on a large site north of the big power plant on Kent Avenue that Con Edison is currently demolishing and south of Schaefer Landing. Brownstoner got info from City Planning about the size of the three buildings that are planned: 801 units of housing and 29,000 square feet of commercial space, plus a waterfront esplanade. The buildings would be 28, 24 and 18 stories in height. In any case, we came across this rendering on the Gene Kaufman Architect website. Mr. Kaufman also designed neighboring Schaefer Landing, which is much smaller, with a 25-story building and two 15-story buildings with 350 units. Rose Plaza would cover four acres, and they have to be rezoned. The Kaufman site lists it as a $375 million project with a 2009 completion date, which may have to be tweaked a bit.
Okay, so it's not technically a new residential development, but it's still news. Plus I'm a big fan.
Top Chef Rumormongering: Cheftestants to Be Housed in Williamsburg
Wednesday, June 25, 2008, by Amanda
Attention hipster Top Chef fans, residents of the Rocket Factory and the Gretsch Building, and the general army of Eater tipsters: we hear from inside sources that the Season 5 Top Chef contestants will be housed in Williamsburg. No confirm coming in (now or ever) from the Bravo execs, but we expect all of you to be on guard for camera crews, a leggy Indian model who goes by the name of Padma, and a motley crew of young faux hawked chefs scanning the produce section at Tops. Also keep an eye on those new condos around McCarren Park (we're looking at you Ikon and 20 Bayard), whose owners would probably be willing to trade free housing for shots of their building signs each time the cheftestants return home.
Very nice overview of Williamsburg.
October 07, 2008
Two Northside Piers to Manhattanize Williamsburg
I got a little treat in my inbox today--an email from Urban Daddy titled "Williamsburg Starts Ballin'." I was intrigued as I figured Williamsburg had always been ballin', but oh how I was wrong. It was apparently advertorial content for the Two Northside Piers condominium towers:
Friends move to Williamsburg, they get hipper. Their tastes improve. They start talking about hot new bands. Suddenly they've got a lot of interesting thoughts on denim.The problem is, you always tell yourself, they gave up Manhattan. And more important: the Manhattan lifestyle.But all that changes with Two Northside Piers.As a public service to you, dear reader, allow me to translate.
Oh no, you lost all your money! You can't afford to live in Manhattan anymore. You could move to Brooklyn but everyone there is all like "Have you read such-and-such book?" and "I love art blah blah blah." Luckily there is a super-shiny condo for you to move into. It's got a gym so you can totally blast your delts, and a "hotel-style private concierge service" so you don't have to go outside and be judged by holier-than-thou hipsters. So what if the last book you read was written by Dan Marino! Anyway, you'll be close to Manhattan and you can totally convince that chick at Tenjune that you live in Williamsburg because you are a sensitive artist or some shit. Did I mention it has a pool?
Burg's 44 Berry Gets the Friedrich Treatment Big Time
Monday, October 13, 2008, by Robert
44 Berry as it currently looks as the renovation progresses.
Followers of development on the hot strip of Berry Street in Williamsburg around N. 10 and N. 11 Street might recall the reveal of 44 Berry. That's an old industrial building that isn't being demolished, but is being rehabbed and will return as rental loft units. Once upon a time it was a seltzer building. The issue is that big holes are being hacked into the building (which were never in the renderings) for AC units. The tipster who pointed this out noted:
At the corner of N 11th and Berry in Williamsburg, a beautiful old warehouse is being turned into luxury rental apts. What is astonishing is what they are doing to the façade of this brick building. They are cutting into the spaces below each of the old windows for the purpose of installing those fugly wall-through air conditioners that we usually see in cheap new construction, the "Fedders' specials"...A real shame to ruin what was such a promising renovation!Actually, they're Friedrich! Whee. What a freaking relief. The building will ultimately have 42 rental units and eight retail spaces at street level. We are now confident it will make a superb Rendering vs. Reality candidate.
· Bonkers on Berry Street #2: 44 Berry Renovation Revealed [Curbed]
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October 21, 2008
The Nets have yet to start building their long-delayed Brooklyn arena, but team brass are breaking ground on posh playgrounds at public schools.
The first of eight being funded with $150,000 from Nets owner Bruce Ratner and Barclays Bank, which has naming rights to the new arena, is set to be unveiled today at PS 19 in Williamsburg.
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