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Cool Listings, Interiors, Williamsburg

This oversized one-bedroom loft, located at 63 North 3rd Street one block from the Williamsburg waterfront, is truly unique. Not only is there room for a convertible second bedroom (see the current cool cube) and access to a rooftop deck with stunning views, any and all of the art is for sale. Listed for $3,800 a month with no fee, the loft is currently home to Eye Dazzler studio’s textile designers, hence all of the very cool rugs and wall hanging. 

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Restaurants, Williamsburg

Di Fara, considered one of the best pizzerias in NYC, will open at the Williamsburg food hall; photo via apasciuto on Flickr

Does New York City really need another food hall? Before answering, check out the list of impressive vendors setting up shop in Williamsburg’s new food hall at the end of May. The line-up includes iconic Di Fara pizza from Midwood, James Beard-nominated baker Zachary Golper’s Bien Cuit, Brooklyn ramen shop Chuko, Greenwich Village’s Corner Bistro and over a dozen more well-established food and retail vendors, according to Eater NY. Developer LENY market agency MRKTPL will open the doors on May 29 to its 15,000-square-foot indoor space at 103 North 3rd Street, where it will share a space with popular Radegast Hall & Biergarten, with a limited-vendor menu. Starting June 4, the North 3rd Street Market’s hours will be extended and the full roster of vendors will be ready to serve up some tasty fare.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Williamsburg

321 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Watermark Capital Group

Renderings of 321 Wythe via ND Architecture & Design

A newly constructed mixed-use building located near the Williamsburg Bridge has launched a lottery for 39 middle-income apartments. Built on the site of a former parking lot and single-story church, the 19-story tower at 321 Wythe Avenue includes 130 rental units, two floors of amenities, and an adjacent healthcare facility. Notably, because developer Watermark Capital Group is leasing the property from Saints Peter and Paul Church, certain activities “not in line with Catholicism” will be prohibited, DNAinfo reported in 2015. This includes a ban on things related to abortion, birth control, euthanasia, pornography, and stem-cell research.

Despite these strange stipulations, the ND Architecture-designed tower does sit in a prime location, just steps from a host of bars, coffee shops, restaurants and the Williamsburg waterfront. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the available 17, $1,999/month one-bedrooms and the 22 $2,399/month two-bedrooms.

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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

Offered by the original owners, this truly one-of-a-kind penthouse atop Williamsburg’s Mill Building has been dubbed the “House on the Roof,” but it could easily be mistaken as a luxurious mountaintop chalet. The red-roofed two-bedroom penthouse is wrapped in glass that opens to a massive rooftop terrace complete with a full kitchen setup. And it’s now asking $2.85 million.

You’ve gotta see this one

affordable housing, housing lotteries, Williamsburg

Photo via David Berkowitz/Flickr

A housing lottery launched this week for six affordable units in the East Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. The newly constructed development at 251 Devoe Street contains seven units, all of them spacious with open layouts. While some of the units in the building include balconies, all have central air and modern appliances. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income can apply for the $1,150/month one-bedrooms. The rental building sits closest to the L and G trains, as well as a dog park and plenty of happening bars and restaurants.

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Brooklyn, Construction Update, New Developments, Williamsburg

25 Kent, 25 Kent Avenue, Gensler

Rendering via Steelblue/Gensler

Silicon Valley will soon land in Williamsburg, according to the masterminds behind 25 Kent, an office building designed with the tech community in mind. The eight-story building at 25 Kent Avenue, the first ground-up commercial office development in the area in over four decades, has officially topped out. The building offers 500,000 square feet of office space along the Williamsburg waterfront, retail at ground level and underground parking, according to CityRealty. Designed by Gensler with concept designs by Hollwich Kushner (HWKN), 25 Kent will surely attract young professionals, with its millennial-friendly rooftops, terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Williamsburg

Rendering via Leverich Design Studio

Located in between artist-hipster enclaves of Bushwick and Williamsburg, a newly constructed building at 89 Bartlett Street has launched an affordable housing lottery for 16 affordable one-bedroom units. Qualifying New Yorkers earning between roughly $37,000 and $50,000 annually (or 60 percent of the area median income), can apply for the $1,080/month one-bedroom apartments.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Williamsburg

Live in the heart of hip Williamsburg, from $865/month

By Devin Gannon, Wed, April 18, 2018

105 south 5th street, williamsburg, housing lottery

Via Dattner Architects

Although rental prices are dropping in Williamsburg due to the impending L-train shutdown, a recently launched lottery is offering up a can’t-miss deal. A brand new building located at 105 South Fifth Street has 38 affordable units up for grabs. In addition to the housing units, the Datter Architects-designed mixed-use project features roughly 4,000 square feet of retail and a 1,000-square-foot medical facility. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income can apply for apartments ranging from an $865/month studio to a $1,121/month two-bedroom.

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Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Major Developments, New Developments, Williamsburg

Almost a year to date since the first renderings were revealed for Domino Park, the 11-acre park and waterfront esplanade that will anchor the three-million-square-foot Williamsburg mega-development at the Domino Sugar Factory site, a new batch of views has been released by developer Two Trees, and they showcase everything from an urban “beach” to a better look at how preserved artifacts from the historic factory will be incorporated throughout. Designed by James Corner Field Operations (of the High Line fame), the park is scheduled to open this summer, ahead of most of the buildings.

All the renderings and details ahead

Cool Listings, Interiors, Williamsburg

72 devoe street, williamsburg, compass

With its thoroughly modern renovation, this townhouse is the perfect fit for its hip neighborhood of Williamsburg. Located at 72 Devoe Street, the 4,000-square-foot home was gutted for an open layout with large windows, high ceilings and exposed shelving. Only the original wide plank floor remain. Now being used as a single-family home, it’s been listed for $3.2 million.

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