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Squatter rental launches in W’burg

December 07, 2011 04:01PM

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A new rental development has launched in Williamsburg, Brownstoner reported, at 205 North 9th Street and the corner of Driggs Avenue. The development sits on a site once popular with some Brooklyn squatters, the blog noted. Two men cardboarded the landing to some fire stairs in 2009 and were living under it. They even found a source of electricity and would watch TV on the sidewalk. Now, the Karl Fischer-designed development, named “The Driggs,” is marketing 126 new rental units, ranging from $2,000 for studios up to $4,475 for the most expensive two-bedroom. The building will be ready for full occupancy in January or February, according to the listings on Streeteasy.com. [Brownstoner]

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