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  • Sterling Equities Williamsburg

    Fred Wilpon and 177 North 7th Street in Williamsburg

    Sterling Equities plans to redevelop a Williamsburg warehouse less than a block from the Bedford Avenue L train station.

    The firm, which is co-developing the Willets Point megaproject in Queens, paid $20.5 million for the two-story building at 177 North 7th Street, between Bedford and Driggs avenues. [more]

  • 356 Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg

    356 Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg

    When a tenant at a three-story Williamsburg building refused to cough up past due rent, Yehuda Herskovic allegedly set a fire outside his apartment.

    Herskovic was arraigned this week on over a dozen charges including second-degree arson, a felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison. He gave himself up Monday after a year on the lam.

    The alleged arsonist was working as a representative for Naftali Steinmetz, the owner of the building at 356 Marcy Avenue. [more]

  • Proposed rendering of 661 Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg and a Shake Shack burger

    Proposed rendering of 661 Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg and a Shake Shack burger

    Shake Shack is eyeing a Williamsburg outpost at a two-story building just off Metropolitan Avenue, sources said. [more]

  • Slate Property Group

    From left: 432 Rodney Street in Williamsburg and Slate Property Group’s David Schwartz

    Slate Property Group closed last week on its $31.5 million purchase of the Quaker Sugar factory in Williamsburg, where the company plans to build 125 rental apartments. [more]

  • National Sawdust

    National Sawdust

    A new non-profit music hall has opened in Williamsburg and it’s like no other venue you’ve seen before. [more]

  • MNS closes only Manhattan office

    October 12, 2015 04:00PM
    MNS Real Estate's new Brooklyn office at 102 North Sixth Street, with Andrew Barrocas and David Behin

    MNS real estate’s new Brooklyn office at 102 North 6th Street, with Andrew Barrocas and David Behin

    Sayonara, Manhattan! MNS real estate is leaving the borough behind as it shifts its strategy to focus on new developments in the outer-boroughs.

    The mid-sized brokerage vacated its 6,140-square-foot office at 115 East 23rd Street in Gramercy when the lease expired in September, and has moved its corporate headquarters to 102 North 6th Street in Williamsburg. [more]

  • 285 North 6th Street

    285 North 6th Street in Williamsburg (inset: Eric Gural)

    The Gural family is the latest Manhattan real estate dynasty to expand its Brooklyn and Queens holdings, and it has plans to convert two recently-purchased buildings into office spaces for “creative types.” [more]

  • top sales BK Queens Sept. 2015

    From left: 51 Summer Street in Forest Hills Gardens and 148 Baltic Street in Cobble Hill

    Beastie Boy Mike D’s work appears to have paid off, at least when it comes to his Cobble Hill townhouse. [more]

  • New York Price Per Square Foot 2004 to 2014

    Average prices per square foot by neighborhood 2004-2014 (credit: PropertyShark)

    Talk about gentrification. Home prices in some of the city’s neighborhoods have not just climbed over the last decade, they’ve blasted off, landed on Mars and found water. [more]

  • 100-118 North 11th Street

    100-118 North 11th Street in Williamsburg

    Construction workers at the Hecla Iron Works site will have to fight the temptation to grab a beer at the Brooklyn Brewery.

    Sam Lefkowitz’s North 11 Associates filed plans to combine and convert two of the five warehouses at the landmarked Williamsburg complex across the street from the brewery. It is unclear which of the five industrial properties at 100-118 North 11th Street would be combined, and then converted. [more]

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    185 South 4th Street

    When was the last time you saw a doorman in a rental building in Williamsburg? Probably never. But that is changing. What is likely to be the first rental in Williamsburg to have a doorman is scheduled to open in September. In addition to being attended, the new development at 185 South 4th Street is a 49-unit building replete with a gym, storage, laundry room, roof terrace and lounge. Read the full story from the August 2008 issue here.

  • Toby Moskovits

    Toby Moskovits

    From the September issue: At a time when residential development in Williamsburg is surging, some developers are working to usher in a new wave of commercial growth. Toby Moskovits is one of them.

    But as the 38-year-old founder of the development firm Heritage Equity Partners takes on an ambitious slate of office buildings and hotels in a neighborhood not known for them, she is also leaving a growing list of former business partners in her wake. 

    Moskovits is currently embroiled in five lawsuits — four of which she filed in the first three months of this year. [more]

  • PH3 at Oosten, at 429 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg

    Somewhere, a very hip person is patting him or herself on the back, thinking about how he or she is going to spend $6.5 million on a Williamsburg penthouse before it’s cool. [more]

  • 85 North Third Street (credit: Warburg Realty)

    85 North 3rd Street in Williamsburg (credit: Warburg Realty)

    Benjamin Franklin said only death and tax are certain in this world, but he didn’t specify just how high (or low) that tax bill might be. [more]

  • A rendering of 416-420 Kent Avenue

    A rendering of 416-420 Kent Avenue

    From the August issue: Three hulking, deconstructed and robotic monsters — I mean that in a good way — will soon rise over the Williamsburg waterfront. And if the renderings are to be believed, they look as though they might be able to lay waste to Lower Manhattan.

    The renderings are of developments, each of them 24 stories tall, at 416-420 Kent Avenue that will represent former Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s maiden journey on the road to New York City real estate developer. The architect of the project, Eran Chen, of ODA Architects, describes the design (more gently than I have) as a “molded iceberg, sculpted to create the maximum number of views and outdoor spaces.” Spitzerville will include a park and an esplanade along the river. [more]

  • Benji Kohn

    From left: Benji Kohn, David Manheimer, Nicolas Cage on “The Runner” poster, and 116 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg

    Benji Kohn, producer of the new Nicolas Cage drama “The Runner” and Werner Herzog’s “My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done,” is trading Tinseltown for brick and mortar. [more]

  • Pure House in WIlliamsburg

    Pure House in WIlliamsburg

    Communes evoke images of stoned and scantly clad hippies living in old school buses. But in NYC, new “cooperative apartment buildings” are popping up and it’s a very different vibe. [more]

  • 161 Manhattan Avenue in Williamsburg (inset: From left, Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel)

    161 Manhattan Avenue in Williamsburg (inset: From left, Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel)

    One half of the Brooklyn-based synthpop duo Holy Ghost! picked up a three-story Williamsburg apartment building for $2.6 million, according to property records filed with the city on Monday. [more]

  • Williamsburg to get a Trader Joe’s

    July 09, 2015 03:50PM
    From left: Trader Joe's in Union Square and 206 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg

    From left: Trader Joe’s in Union Square and 206 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg

    Brooklynites, rejoice. Trader Joe’s is coming to Williamsburg. [more]

  • 205 North 7th Street in Williamsburg

    205 North 7th Street in Williamsburg

    UPDATED, 4:35 p.m., June 24 (Correction appended): All’s fair in love, war and New York City real estate. Even, it seems, a sham lawsuit to try to get some more air rights out of your neighbor.

    On Friday, real estate investor Chaim Miller — fresh off a legal battle with Silverstein Properties — filed suit against his partner Howard Wasserman to try and take full control of the Modern, a condominium development at 205 North 7th Street in Williamsburg. On Tuesday, however, Miller — through his associate Sam Sprei — told The Real Deal that the suit was nothing but a technicality to cajole a neighbor into selling extra air rights.   [more]