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 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