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  • Development alert: 110 Green Street

    Magic Johnson is an investor in some new development in Greenpoint.  The name:  Viridan.

    More here


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  • New waterfront development

    Across the street from 475 Kent and next door to Schaefer Landing, a new waterfront development is in the land use review process. 

    As for Rose Plaza, the developers are looking for the same zoning as Schaefer Landing, which has 350 units in two buildings. The developer would be Waterfront Realty, which includes several veteran Brooklyn real estate players >

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  • Development Blogroll

    The eye on Williamsburg shows us the following "developments":

    40 & 44 Berry

    Plans designed by Perkins Eastman include 220 new apartments, indoor pool, 7 floors, at least 8 retail spaces on ground level. [Curbed]

    85 North 3rd Street/The Mill Building

    Sold for $2,000,000 [Brownstoner]

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  • DOB Commish Resigns

    This is bigger than Williamsburg, but it will impact us here with development decisions.  The Dept of Buildings Commissioner, Patricia Lancaster, has resigned after a 6 year tenure.

    There's quite the buzz in the blogsphere.

    Read what Curbed has to report here.

    Read what 11211 has to report >

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  • Plans for Domino Sugar Factory

    Dept of Buildings recently disapproved a new filing for the Domino Sugar Factory plans.

    According to Brownstowner:

    Previous reports about the developer's plans for the structure have not included mention of a hotel, but a CPC filing that the DOB disapproved a couple of months ago shows that the firm wants at least part of the building-it's not clear >

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  • S 1st development update

    TreeTop Development is selling & stopping.  Here's the current scoop:

    Whether things have been going well for TreeTop Development in Williamsburg, we suppose, depends on one's point of view. The company did get $7.95 million from Dermott Company for its 30-unit rental building on S. 1st Street called the Triangulum, but that means that it has also shed one >

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  • Hipsters buying homes

    Seriously, there's this event at Union Pool every month that's free (but RSVP required) on teaching the "creative class" the finer points of buying a home. 

    The Brooklyn Paper quotes the event host:

    "There is so much information people just don't know," said Levine, a musician and artist herself who created the event not only as a tool for >

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  • Development Stopped in Its Tracks on Grand Street

    From Gowanus Lounge:

    We hadn't checked on the site of the Karl Fischer "Monster Tower" at Grand Street and Driggs Avenue, which had been the scene of an earlier demolish & dig frenzy as the controversial neighborhood downzoning was being considered. Apparently, the city slapped the site--which has had an astounding 44 complaints phoned in against it--with a Stop >

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  • "475 Kent Lives"

    The displaced residents of 475 Kent Ave. have a new show at the Queens Museum of Art. 

    New show at the Queens Museum of Art from the residents of 475 Kent.  About three months the residents of 475 Kent were evicted, due to a possible fire hazard, what with the matzoh factory in the basement. But it was still >

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  • New building activity on Bedford & Broadway

    More building activity on Bedford and Broadway

    A long stalled building for the corner of Bedford Avenue and Broadway, south of the Williamsburg Bridge, appears to be getting underway. The first application for the building was filed in 20002 and the building on the lot was demolished several years ago. There is evidence of fresh building activity on a >

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