Bushwick

Architecture, Bushwick, condos, New Developments

127 Troutman Street, Bushwick, Beam Group

Rendering of 127-129 Troutman via Beam Group/ Photo via Shanna Shryne Design

The neighborhood of Bushwick, known for its artistic hipsters, is about to get even cooler. The Brooklyn-based firm Beam Group/ J. Goldman Design revealed plans for their project at 127-129 Troutman Street in the western part of the neighborhood. The project, designed by the firm’s Adele Schachner, is inspired by the mid-century “luck of the drawer” dresser that features an incredible tri-geometric pattern in bright colors framed by a wooden border, as CityRealty learned. Renderings show the building’s exterior will be composed of both opaque and screened panels.

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Bushwick, Greenpoint, real estate trends, Transportation, Williamsburg

G train, NYC subway

In response to the looming 15th-month L train shutdown, which will affect its nearly 225,000 daily riders beginning April 2019, real estate developers have started looking at Williamsburg’s hip and slightly cheaper neighbors, Greenpoint and South Williamsburg. Both areas sit nearby the G, J, M and Z trains, and in the past have offered a variety of housing options at cheaper prices. According to the New York Times, as developers begin their plunge into Greenpoint, sites along these train lines have become pricier and more difficult to lock down.
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affordable housing, Bushwick, housing lotteries

It’s been two years since Cayuga Capital‘s “horizontal addition” to the former St. Mark’s Lutheran School and Evangelical Church in Bushwick topped out, and now the 20 affordable apartments at the site are up for grabs through the city’s housing lottery. The new, seven-story structure, along with the preserved 1890 Victorian Gothic church, and four-story former school building in between, will offer 99 rentals in total and have been dubbed The Saint Marks. The below-market rate units range from an $822/month studio to $1,071/month two-bedrooms, available to individuals earning 60 percent of the area median income.

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affordable housing, Bushwick, housing lotteries

All the way back in 2012, the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council and developer Georgica Green announced plans to redevelop Bushwick‘s former Our Lady of Lourdes convent into affordable and supportive housing, and now, nearly five years later, the lottery has opened for 63 brand new units at the site. The available apartments are reserved for those earning 40, 50, 60, or 80 percent of the area media income and range from $519/month studios to $1,740/month three-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, Bushwick, New Developments, Rentals

Rheingold Brewery, 10 Monteith Street, ODA New York, Rabsky Group, Bushwick development

The day after securing a $93 construction loan, the Rabsky Group has announced that 100 out of the 500 rentals at their massive Rheingold Brewery development will be below-market rate. As Curbed notes, Bushwick residents have been advocating that the 400,000-square-foot project include affordable housing since it was first announced, spurred not only by the neighborhood’s need, but the fact that Rabsky had no legal obligation to include affordable units.

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Bushwick, Features, photography, The urban lens

6sqft’s ongoing series The Urban Lens invites photographers to share work exploring a theme or a place within New York City. In this installment, Meryl Meisler captures the artists and performers of Bushwick’s bar and event space Bizarre. Are you a photographer who’d like to see your work featured on The Urban Lens? Get in touch with us at [email protected].

When he moved to NYC, French filmmaker Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire squatted in a boarded up Bushwick building until he eventually owned it. Along with friend Gregory Baubeau, he decided to turn the building into a bar, performance space, and gallery inspired by the wild stories of Greenwich Village’s underground, avant-garde Café Bizarre. Their own BIZARRE opened in 2013, and shortly thereafter they exhibited photographer Meryl Meisler’s iconic shots of the neighborhood in the glam/gritty ’70s and ’80s.

Now, Meisler has come together with Sauvaire and Baubeau for a new exhibition that showcases the “assorted madness and the unexpected” of present day BIZARRE. They’ve shared their energetic photos with 6sqft, capturing all those who make the venue special–the acrobats, artists, burlesque, circus, drag kings and queens, fire spinners, magicians, musicians, poets, patrons and more–and Meisler has given us the inside scoop on this unique scene.

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Bushwick, Cool Listings

36 Pilling Street, Bushwick, townhouse, two-family, brooklyn townhouse

Priced at just under a mil, with a very sweet two-bedroom rental, a lower owner’s duplex with a finished basement, and 2,700 square feet of total space, this unassuming house at 36 Pilling Street in eastern Bushwick has a lot going for it. The turn-key home has been renovated with restraint, with added comforts like a laundry room and a large private, planted yard.

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Bushwick, Features, photography, The urban lens

6sqft’s ongoing series The Urban Lens invites photographers to share work exploring a theme or a place within New York City. In this installment photographer Meryl Meisler documents the current artists and creatives of Bushwick. Are you a photographer who’d like to see your work featured on The Urban Lens? Get in touch with us at [email protected].

Earlier this year, TIME included Meryl Meisler on their list of “the greatest unsung female photographers of the past century,” not surprising considering the great success she’s had with her first monograph, “Disco Era Bushwick: A Tale of Two Cities,” which documents the glam/gritty 1970s and ‘80s (more on that here). Now, after more than 40 years, she realized that Bushwick won’t always be the artistic hub she’s come to know and love, and therefore needed documentation. In her new exhibition “Bushwick Chronicle” (on view at Stout Projects until October 30th) she returns to her analog roots of printing in the dark room to display photos of “the artists, gallerists, journalists, and organizers of Bushwick.” These images are paired with her illustrative painted photographs of Bushwick from the 1980s, as well as writer and art critic James Panero‘s musings on the area.

Get an inside look at Bushwick Chronicle

affordable housing, Bushwick, housing lotteries

Starting tomorrow, four affordable apartments are up for grabs at 44 Stanhope Street in central Bushwick through the city’s affordable housing lottery. They include an $856/month studio and three $985/month one-bedrooms, reserved for those earning less than 60 percent of the area media income. The 20-unit building was recently constructed, and residents will be just five short blocks from the Central Avenue M train station in a low-scale residential area.

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Bushwick, Cool Listings, Interiors

169 Schaffer Street, bushwick, townhouse, living room

This Bushwick townhouse, at 169 Schaefer Street, has got a little something for everyone: details like the original fireplace mantle and wainscoting for the old house lover, a fancy, renovated kitchen for those who prefer something modernized, and a garden-level duplex rental for a buyer looking to make extra money from a renter. The two-family, semi-detached home was recently renovated to blend the old and the new, and it’s now asking $1.449 million.

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affordable housing, Bushwick, housing lotteries

Bushwick may no longer be the affordable counterpart to Williamsburg, but here are two chances to nab a brand new two-bedroom apartment in the ‘hood for just $1,030 a month. The latest offering through the city’s housing lotteries, the units are located at 303 Stanhope Street, less than a block from the DeKalb Avenue L train station and, come the shutdown, just a seven-minute walk to the Knickerbocker Avenue M train station.

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Architecture, Bushwick, New Developments, Rentals

Bushwick II, Rheingold Brewery site, Bushwick development, ODA Architects

In March of 2015, the cube-happy architects at ODA revealed their design for 10 Montieth Street, part of Bushwick‘s 10-block Bushwick’s Rheingold Brewery site. The 400,000-square-foot, 400-unit rental building from the Rabsky Group has a bow-tie shape with a sloping zig-zagging green roof and amenity-laden courtyard.

Last week, renderings were released for a second project from ODA at the Rheingold site, this one with developer All Year Management. Inspired by a “European Village” and dubbed Bushwick II, this rental one ups 10 Montieth; it will encompass one million square feet over two city blocks and have 800-900 units, as well as an entire system of interconnecting courtyards and common spaces that break from the street grid, an 18,000-square-foot central park, and a 60,000-square-foot rooftop with an urban farm and recreational spaces including a pool. Dezeen has uncovered additional renderings of Bushwick II that showcase these outdoor spaces, and they do not disappoint.

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affordable housing, Bushwick, housing lotteries

83 buswick place, bushwick brooklyn affordable apartments

Starting Monday, NYC’s Housing Connect will begin accepting applications for four brand new apartments located in an upscale, four-story, 20-unit apartment complex at 83 Bushwick Place. Rents will start at $947 for one-bedrooms and $1,071 for two-bedrooms.

The building has been designed by architect Ariel Aufgang and developed by Slate Properties, and unlike other more recent constructions in the area, units have been sized for growing families opposed to younger singles looking for studio rentals. Among the perks offered are a rooftop dog walk and luxury-level finishes, according to previous reports. A convenient location a block from the Montrose L train station serves as another major draw.

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affordable housing, Bushwick, housing lotteries

You know you’ve hit gold when your apartment is just three blocks away from Roberta’s, and the city is offering two lucky renters the chance to live in this trendy Bushwick location for just $947 a month. Starting today, single persons earning between $32,469 and $38,100 annually and two-person households earning between $32,469 and $43,500 can apply for these units at 103 Varet Street through an affordable housing lottery. The four-story new construction building has a roof deck and laundry room, and units feature stainless appliances and dishwashers, hardwood floors, and marble bathrooms.

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affordable housing, Bushwick, housing lotteries, Williamsburg

30-42 orient avenue east williamsburg

Starting Tuesday, four brand new affordable apartments will up for grabs through the city’s Housing Connect program. Located in quickly hipsterfying East Williamburg, the building at 30-42 Orient Avenue is sited kitty corner to Cooper Park and is made up of two constructions housing a total of 18 units. For those who qualify, there are two one-bedrooms available with a rent of $947/month, and two two-bedrooms going for $1,072/month. The building is also conveniently located just few blocks from the Graham stop on the L Train, and the B24 and B43 buses also serve the area.

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