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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

85 North 3rd Street, The Mill Building, Williamsburg

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A loft in Williamsburg’s popular Mill Building at 85 North 3rd Street—just a few blocks from the waterfront—is now available to rent for $6,000 a month. The trendy abode has all the details loft lovers look for: soaring 15-foot ceilings, exposed brick, wood columns and beams, and large windows. The open layout is currently set up as a studio, but with over 1,000 square feet there’s plenty of space to play around with. The apartment can come fully furnished or vacant—the only permanent fixture is the Yamaha upright piano next to the kitchen, making this pad extra sweet for musicians.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Williamsburg

Rendering courtesy of Reside New York

If you don’t mind waiting out the L train “slowdown,” this opportunity might be for you. The lottery is now open for eight newly constructed, middle-income units at 150 Meserole Street in Williamsburg, just two blocks from the Montrose Avenue station. The apartments in the brand-new building are available to households earning 130 percent of the area median income and range from $1,689/month for a studio to $2,189/month for two-bedrooms.

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Events, Features, History, Williamsburg

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On Sunday, thousands of revelers will gather in Williamsburg for a festival full of food, dancing, and live music. Unlike other Brooklyn events, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino di Nola Feast is based in a tradition that got its start in Italy over 1,000 years ago, with its centerpiece a four-ton 72-foot tower. As part of the neighborhood’s nearly two-week feast, the tall, ornately decorated structure, known as the “Giglio,” is carried through the streets by over 100 men. The Giglio Feast, which officially kicked off on Wednesday, has been held in Williamsburg every July since 1903, nearly two decades before the better-known Feast of San Gennaro was celebrated in Little Italy. Ahead, learn about the roots of the unique festival, how it’s evolved over the last 116 years, and what to expect this year.

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Urban Design, Williamsburg

Two Trees Management, williamsburg, Domino Park, waterfront developments

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Developer Two Trees has begun convening meetings with Williamsburg residents in the early stages of planning a future waterfront park and development in the neighborhood. As Brownstoner reported, the site under consideration is comprised of three lots owned by Con Edison on River Street between Grand Street and North 3rd Street, right between Grand Ferry Park and Two Trees’ popular Domino Park. The new park would thus connect the existing parks “and take a giant step towards creating a contiguous waterfront park that extends from the Navy Yard to Newtown Creek,” Two Trees notes.

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Architecture, New Developments, Rentals, Williamsburg

Renderings courtesy of Citi Habitats New Developments

New renderings of 420 Kent Avenue, the Williamsburg waterfront development located just south of the Williamsburg Bridge, offer a first peek at the building’s amenity package as the project enters its final phase of construction. Set to open for leasing in August, residents will have access to more than 25,000 square feet of indoor amenities, in addition to 80,000 square feet of outdoor space—including an outdoor pool and a 400-foot-long waterfront esplanade—and 20,000 square feet of retail space. The development’s public esplanade will link the entire Brooklyn waterfront and is set to officially open on July 4th—just in time to give Williamsburg residents a front-row seat to the Macy’s Fireworks Show on the East River.

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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

37 Powers Street, Williamsburg, condo

Listing images by Rise Media

It’s not easy to find anything under $1 million in Williamsburg these days, but this $895,000 condo at 37 Powers Street comes in comfortably under the mark. Built in 2008, the unit comes with a rare combination of high-end features—central AC, a built-in sound system, a central vacuum system—and charming details, like exposed brick and beams. A loft space on the second floor provides a flexible home office, second bedroom, or guest room, while large closets throughout cover all your storage needs.

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Cool Listings, Quirky Homes, Williamsburg

2 Monitor Street, Shipping containers, LOT-EK, cool listings, williamsburg

Two years ago 6sqft reported on the rise of a singular single-family residence on a Williamsburg corner lot; the amazing townhouse was built from 21 steel shipping containers, tamed and transformed into a sleek and surprisingly livable home by the architecture and design firm LOT-EK for the Brooklyn couple behind neighborhood barbecue favorite Fette Sau. If you’ve always wanted to live in the 25-by-100-foot, 5,000-square-foot home at 2 Monitor Street, now’s your chance; the house just hit the market for $5.5 million.

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Art, Events, Williamsburg

graffiti, street art, sculpture

Photos by Nicole Mondrus for 6sqft

From June 21 to sometime in August, LA’s premier street art and graffiti exhibit will call Brooklyn home. “BEYOND THE STREETS” is a multimedia art exhibition that takes up two floors of 25 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg and is the biggest showcase of street art to date. With art by the likes of Fab 5 Freddy, The Beastie Boys, and the late Keith Haring, the exhibition celebrates the history of graffiti and street art and also examines public art as a means of protest and self-expression.

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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

74 Devoe Street, Williamsburg

Sparing no attention to detail, this Williamsburg townhouse at 74 Devoe Street is perfect for lovers of modern design and fine craftsmanship. Streetside, the Petersen brick facade enchants with a playful composition of differently-shaped windows. Inside, a palette of warm oak, concrete, and metal come together to create a space that is at once modern and warm. Currently set up as a two-family residence with a two-bedroom apartment on the garden level and a five-bedroom residence on the upper floors, the property also has a separate carriage house in the back of the garden and a large roof deck. This unique residence is now on the market for $5.2 million.

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Transportation, Williamsburg

l train, Williamsburg link, bus, transit, MTA, transportation, NYC subway

Image courtesy of MTA.

The MTA’s long-dreaded Canarsie Tunnel repairs are finally underway, and we’re all still here. And, as AMNew York reports, we’ve even discovered other subway lines that function similarly enough to the beloved L train to meet our transportation needs. The result of the current transit non-apocalypse is that at least one of the backup solutions–the “Williamsburg Link” shuttle bus service intended to mitigate an anticipated crush of stranded riders–is being nixed and replaced by a shorter route after experiencing “extremely low” ridership.

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