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  • A rendering of the Domino factory conversion

    A rendering of the Domino factory conversion

    Two Trees’ Domino Sugar redevelopment project will have to wait a little longer to clear the its last administrative hurdle. [more]

  • Lulu’s on 113 Franklin Street in Brooklyn

    Lulu’s on 113 Franklin Street in Brooklyn

    WEEKENDEDITION The landlord of a Greenpoint, Brooklyn club refuses to allow its owner to turn it into a gay bar. [more]

  • Lena Dunham and Alex Karpovsky of "Girls" in front of Greenpoint's Café Grumpy

    Lena Dunham and Alex Karpovsky of “Girls” in front of Greenpoint’s Café Grumpy

    With May right around the corner, U.S. college graduates will be migrating to the nation’s biggest cities to try to find jobs, apartments and start life on their own.

    Niche Ink, a website dedicated to education analysis, put together a list of the best metro areas for millennials. They ranked the metro areas in the U.S. using a dozen factors, including data from the U.S. Census, FBI crime rates and Niche Ink user opinions on the best places for life after graduation. They then calculated the best neighborhood for young people in each of those cities. [more]

  • From left: 17 Monitor Street and 21 Monitor Street in Greenpoint

    From left: 17 Monitor Street and 21 Monitor Street in Greenpoint

    Two vacant brick Greenpoint buildings, formerly home to Catholic church schools, will soon reemerge as residential apartment buildings. [more]

  • From left: J.Crew ad and an Apple store

    From left: J.Crew ad and an Apple store

    Clothing retailer J.Crew and electronics giant Apple are eyeing Williamsburg outposts as the neighborhood continues evolving into a hot shopping hub. [more]

  • From left, Jonathan Miller, Plymouth Street in Dumbo

    From left, Jonathan Miller, Plymouth Street in Dumbo

    The median monthly rent in north and northwest Brooklyn rose to $2,900 in March, more than 13% higher than it was last year, 26% higher than it was the year prior and roughly 35% above what it was back in 2008.

    According to estimates by Miller Samuel Inc. and Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Brooklyn rents are closing in on those of Manhattan’s. [more]

  • From left: 225 Varick Street and interior of NeueHouse location in New York City

    From left: 225 Varick Street and interiors of NeueHouse location at 110 East 25th Street

    The shared office space provider NeueHouse is expanding into a three-floor office space spread at 225 Varick Street, a few doors down from competitor WeWork. [more]

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    Rendering of 429 Kent Avenue

    Advertisements for a new residential development in Brooklyn are offering Chinese buyers a chance to get in on the action from afar. [more]

  • 34 Conselyea Street

    34 Conselyea Street

    A 42-foot-tall development is slated to rise at 34 Conselyea Street in Williamsburg — the site of aptsandlofts.com president David Maundrell’s childhood home.

    The four-story building, at Lorimer Street, will have four apartments and measure 3,696 square feet in total, according to the plan exam. Melamed Architect is the architect of record. [more]

  • 369 Berry Street

    369 Berry Street

    An empty parking lot across from popular South Williamsburg eatery Diner will house the bustling neighborhood’s next apartment building. [more]

  • From left: Andrew Barrocas, an interior shot of a unit at Williamsburg Townhomes and Ben Shaoul

    From left: Andrew Barrocas, an interior shot of a unit at Williamsburg Townhomes and Ben Shaoul

    Williamsburg Townhomes, a joint venture between Ben Shaoul’s Magnum Real Estate Group and SL Green Realty, has hit the 75 percent sold mark, a spokesperson for the project told The Real Deal exclusively. The townhouse development, located at 131 North Third Street off Bedford Avenue, has a dozen four-story residences with 1,892 square feet of interior space and 957 square feet of private outdoor space. [more]

  • Boaz Gilad and 850 Metropolitan Avenue

    Boaz Gilad and 850 Metropolitan Avenue

    Talk about a sweet deal. An East Williamsburg loft building that was once a condensed milk factory will be converted into a 36-unit condominium building , developer Boaz Gilad of Brookland Capital told The Real Deal. Brookland is in contract for the 28,000-square-foot property at 850 Metropolitan Avenue, for which it will pay just shy of $10 million. [more]

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    60 Berry Street

    A five-story Williamsburg warehouse is slated to be converted into a 39-unit apartment complex.

    The property at 60 Berry Street, near North 10th Street, would hold 42,900 square feet of residential space and 10,530 square feet for a commercial component. It is unknown whether the apartments will be rentals or condominiums. The building would remain the same height, at 70 feet. Brooklyn-based North 11 Associates LLC is developing the site, about two years after acquiring it for $5 million. Architect Nataliya Donskoy of the firm ND Architecture has been tapped to handle the design work. [more]

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    Rendering of 2 Monitor Street

    Building a house out of shipping containers is becoming ever more prevalent in Brooklyn.

    Contractor David Boyle constructed his 1,600-square-foot Williamsburg home at 351 Keap Street from six containers, in an effort to inspire others to also build with inexpensive materials. The water pipes are left exposed and therefore less challenging to repair. The three-story home’s estimated construction cost was roughly $400,000. [more]

  • Renderings of 250 N. 10th Street

    Renderings of 250 N. 10th Street

    The luxury rental units at Williamsburg’s 250N10 are scaling new heights in an already pricey neighborhood. [more]

  • From left: 218 Bedford Avenue and 340 Bedford Avenue

    From left: 218 Bedford Avenue and 340 Bedford Avenue

    As retail rents continue their skyward trajectory along Williamsburg’s Bedford Avenue, local shops are departing for other Brooklyn locales and Manhattanites are moving in. [more]

  • From left: David Peretz, Jonathon Yormak and 424 Bedford Avenue

    From left: East End Capital’s David Peretz, Jonathon Yormak and 424 Bedford Avenue

    East End Capital and KBS are shelling out just under $40 million for Williamsburg’s condo-turned-rental Zazza Residential, a 66-unit building. [more]

  • From left: 301 Normal Avenue and Cadogan Tate's art storage website

    From left: 301 Normal Avenue and Cadogan Tate’s art storage website

    London-based fine art storage company Cadogan Tate New York has inked a deal for over 67,000 square feet at 301 Norman Avenue in Greenpoint. [more]

  • Menachem Stark (Credit: Eli Wohl)

    Menachem Stark (Credit: Eli Wohl)

    Slain Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark’s blood and DNA were found inside a van they believe was used to abduct him earlier this month, according to a police department source.

    On January 2, Stark was accosted outside his Williamsburg office and shoved into a Dodge Caravan. His charred corpse was found in Great Neck the following day, and police found the vehicle on a Brownsville street a week later. [more]

  • 541 Leonard Street (Credit: Curbed)

    541 Leonard Street (Credit: Curbed)

    Loft-style condominiums in a former Greenpoint Pentecostal church are trying again as rentals. [more]

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