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Rabsky expands plans at former Pfizer site

City Planning documents show apartment count grew to 1,147 from 777

August 30, 2016 04:54PM

249 and 334 Wallabout Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant and proposed Broadway Triangle rezoning (credit: DCP)

Rabsky Group is moving forward his plan to develop two full blocks in Williamsburg into more than 1,000 apartments.

The Williamsburg-based development firm led by Simon Dushinsky and Isaac Rabinowitz filed paperwork indicating it plans to build more than 1 million square feet of apartments at the Broadway Triangle site bounded by Harrison Avenue, Walton Street, Union Avenue and Gerry Street, according to New York YIMBY.

The plans call for a seven-building complex with 1,147 apartments (287 of which would be set aside with below-market rents), 64,800 square feet of retail and 407 parking spaces, documents filed with the Department of City Planning show.

Rabsky TRData LogoTINY is seeking to have the manufacturing property at 249 and 344 Wallabout Street rezoned for residential use, as The Real Deal first reported last year.

The developer paid $12.8 million in 2012 to buy the properties from Pfizer, the pharmaceutical giant that owned a large swath of real estate in the area. The vacant lots have sat fallow ever since Rabsky took control. [YIMBY] Rich Bockmann

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