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  • Urban Alloy Towers

    Urban Alloy Towers in Queens

    A “net-zero” Staten Island public school and a futuristic mixed-use building and transportation hub in Queens are among the latest projects to receive a new batch of eye-popping renderings in the past week or so. Click here for our slideshow.

  • Interiors of penthouse at 149 Kent Avenue

    Interiors of penthouse at 149 Kent Avenue

    Two separately-owned units on the highest floors of Northside Piers have hit the market as a package deal for $5.2 million. If the asking price is met, it would be the most expensive sale ever for a home in Williamsburg. [more]

  • From left: the Wythe Hotel, XX and 390 Wythe Avenue

    From left: the Wythe Hotel, 87 Wythe Avenue and 390 Wythe Avenue

    From the April issue: For better or for worse, few neighborhoods were more transformed by the last development boom than Williamsburg. [more]

  • From left: Levin, rendering of Domino Sugar factory project and Jed Walentas

    From left: Steve Levin, rendering of Domino Sugar factory project and Jed Walentas

    At a hearing on the redevelopment of the Domino Sugar factory, the zoning subcommittee of the City Council voiced concern the 2.2 million-square-foot project could house more people than the Brooklyn neighborhood can handle. [more]

  • Menachem Stark did not leave a will

    April 02, 2014 09:59AM

    Menachem Stark (right) with his wife Bashie and son

    Brooklyn developer Menachem Stark, whose slaying has yet to yield an arrest, did not have a will, according to court records. His widow Bashie Stark was appointed yesterday as administrator of the estate, which will be required to list all of Stark’s assets in bankruptcy court as well as surrogate’s court. Bashie’s seven children have been named as beneficiaries.

    “The assets of the estate are unknown,” Seth Rubenstein, a lawyer for the widow, said. “The administrator must appear in a bankruptcy proceeding whose resolution may or may not bring assets into the estate.” [more]

  • 738 Grand Street

    738 Grand Street

    WEEKENDEDITION New renderings have been released for the S3 Architecture-designed 738 Grand Street in Williamsburg. [more]

  • Rendering of Domino Sugar factory redevelopment

    Rendering of Domino Sugar factory redevelopment

    The City Planning Commission has approved Two Trees Management Company’s redevelopment plan for the landmarked Domino Sugar site in Williamsburg.

    Two Trees plans to convert the shuttered waterfront factory at 292-314 Kent Avenue into 2,184 apartments and 631,000 square feet of office space. [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 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]

  • Sweetgreen at 160 North Fourth Street in Brookyn

    Sweetgreen at 160 North Fourth Street in Brookyn

    A salad-and-juice bar based out of Washington, D.C. with plans to take on the New York City market has inked a 10-year lease for 2,943 square feet of retail space, marking its first location in Brooklyn. [more]

  • Retail sales in Williamsburg surge

    February 26, 2014 10:55AM

    104 North 6th Street (Credit: New York Observer)

    Williamsburg retail sales quadrupled in 2013 year-over-year, and the average price per square foot more than doubled, according to data from Brooklyn brokerage TerraCRG.

    Nine retail properties changed hands in commercially-zoned areas, a jump from the two in 2012. Soaring prices in the residential market is considered a key factor in the retail upswing in Williamsburg. [more]

  • 60-berry

    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]

  • 2-monitor

    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]

  • Williamsburg site at  206 Kent Avenue

    Williamsburg site at 206 Kent Avenue

    A developer has plunked down $18 million for a waterfront development site in Williamsburg next door to JMH Development’s new luxury development, according to city records. [more]

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  • 190-196-south-1st

    190-196 South 1st Street and ODA’s Eran Chen

    Developer Jeff Gershon has unveiled a rendering of his 13-story mixed-use project in South Williamsburg.

    ODA Architecture is designing the 46 residential units – either condominiums or rentals – on the site of a one-time coffee warehouse at 190-196 South 1st Street. Under the plan, there would be a 12,310-square-foot community facility on the bottom two floors, as well as parking, a gym and a fourth-floor lounge, as previously reported. The Department of Buildings has not yet approved the developer’s permit filings.  [more]

  • 101 Bedford

    From left: 101 Bedford’s exterior, Wii stations and fitness center

    Glitzy Williamsburg digs at 101 Bedford’s Building D opens up this week, complete with a roof deck mini beach, recording studio and heated sidewalks. [more]

  • blaichman

    626 Driggs Avenue and Charles Blaichman

    Developer Charles Blaichman of CB Developers is looking to build a five-story, 255-room hotel in Williamsburg.

    The nearly 71,000-square-foot site at 626 Driggs Avenue, near North 4th Street, features 83 parking spots, a roof terrace, a courtyard and a restaurant. Dumbo-based Garrison Architects was tapped to design the project, which will also have retail on the ground floor. [more]

  • 101 Bedford in WIlliamsburg

    WEEKENDEDITION The final block of apartments at the Karl Fischer-designed 101 Bedford development in Williamsburg are set to hit the leasing market tomorrow. [more]

  • Former Pfizer property

    The site on Wallabout Street and Harrison Avenue

    Brooklyn’s newly appointed deputy borough president is pushing to have a Williamsburg industrial property declared part of an “Industrial Business Zone,” that would virtually bar developers from converting it into apartments.

    Diane Reyna, second in command to new Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams, wants a former Pfizer property on Wallabout Street and Harrison Avenue to receive the designation, which offers tax breaks and help from the city for landlords planning to house industrial tenants. [more]

  • The renovated Kirkman Lofts in Dumbo was once a soap factory

    The renovated Kirkman Lofts in Dumbo was once a soap factory

    Nearly 40 percent of New York City land was rezoned during the Bloomberg administration, drastically altering New York City’s industrial base, once a bedrock of commerce in the city.  [more]

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  • Menachem Stark

    Menachem Stark (Photo credit: Eli Wohl)

    WEEKENDEDITION The badly burned body of Williamsburg developer Menachem Stark has been found in a Great Neck dumpster outside a gas station.

    Stark, a member of the Satmar Hasidic sect, was kidnapped late Thursday night by two assailants outside his office on Rutledge Street near Broadway, police said. [more]