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New buildings rise in Bushwick, Ridgewood

Apartments designed to attract families

February 14, 2014 05:45PM

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66-22 to 66-44 Forest Avenue

Ridgewood, Queens

As rents in Brooklyn rise, families are pushed further out to the periphery of the borough. Now, two buildings — one on each side of the border between Bushwick, Brooklyn and Ridgewood, Queens — are rising in a bid to attract families left unserved by more upscale neighborhoods like Williamsburg.

The two building by architect Ariel Aufgang will house a total of 102 units at 83 Bushwick Place in Brooklyn, and 176 Woodward Avenue in Queens.

The brick and glass buildings will offer amenities that are out of character for the neighborhood — like a rooftop dog walk — but will feature similar architecture, Aufgang told Crain’s.

“The neighborhood is kind of bifurcated between manufacturing and single-family houses,” Aufgang said. “Our approach was to have a contextually sensitive design.” [Crain's] – Guelda Voien

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