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Architecture, condos, Greenpoint, New Developments

533 Leonard, Greenpoint apartments,

Along the southern border of Greenpoint, near Williamsburg’s McCarren Park, a once charming 19th-century school building at 533 Leonard Street is completing its adaptive reuse into 13 condominiums. Three two-bedroom units were just listed on the market this week asking an average price per square foot of $1,411, a bit above Greenpoint’s current average condo asking price of $1,152 per square foot. The 21,000-square-foot development is a synthesis of the Italianate-style Horace Greeley School married with a modern addition and gut-renovated interiors handled by local architects MDIM.

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Architecture, condos, Greenpoint, New Developments

greenpoint savings bank, 1080 Lorimer Street

Slate Property Group is seeking approvals from the Landmark Preservation Commission to convert the rear annex of the landmarked Greenpoint Savings Bank into apartments. Situated within Greenpoint’s historic district, at the southeast corner of Calyer and Lorimer Streets, the plan would add an additional two stories to an existing three-story office structure at the corner, ultimately yielding 25 units throughout 40,000 square feet of residential area.

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affordable housing, Greenpoint, housing lotteries, New Developments, Rentals

33 Eagle Street, Greenpoint Landing, affordable housing lottery, NYC affordable housing

Greenpoint Landing‘s third affordable housing building has kicked off its lottery process. The ground-up seven-story building at 33 Eagle Street will provide 97 newly constructed rental apartments priced well below market-rate rents. The 24 studios will be priced from $494 to $1,463 per month for annual household earnings ranging from $18,275 to $78,650. Its 29 one-bedrooms, designated for either one or two-person households, have rents ranging from $532 to $1,840 for household incomes from $19,612 to $78,650. And lastly, the building’s 49 two-bedrooms are priced between $647 and $2,216, based on household sizes ranging from two to four persons with income ranges from $23,589 to $112,190 per year.

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Features, Greenpoint, Interviews, New Yorker Spotlight, People, Williamsburg

The Lot Radio, François Vaxelaire, Brooklyn radio station, independent radio, shipping container radio

An independent online radio featuring live DJ sets, located in a shipping container on an empty piece of land on the Williamsburg/Greenpoint border — if your inclination is to roll your eyes at just how Brooklyn this is, you might want to reconsider.

The Lot Radio was founded by 34-year-old Brussels native François Vaxelaire, who has been living in the neighborhood for the past three years. After passing by the vacant triangle day after day, and growing more and more infatuated with its strange beauty, he decided it would be the perfect home for an online radio similar to those in Europe. And after getting through the city’s red tape, Lot Radio is officially up and running, save for its adjacent coffee shop and outdoor seating area that are both awaiting permits from the Department of Health.

What’s most interesting about Vaxelaire is that he is committed to steering clear of the Brooklyn cliches. His goal is to grow an internationally focused, New York-based radio, but in terms of the physical location, he wants local residents exiting the nearby church to feel just as welcome hanging out as would an experimental music aficionado. 6sqft recently visited him at the shipping container to learn more about this very unique idea.

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condos, Construction Update, Greenpoint, New Developments, Williamsburg

Gertler & Wente Architects, 247 Driggs Avenue, The Driggs Haus, Williamsburg development,

The Driggs Haus at 247 Driggs Avenue is a 23,500-square-foot condominium building developed by Greenpoint Luxury Development LLC (who purchased the three-story structure that previously stood on the site for $950,000 in 2013) with Gertler & Wente Architects handling the design. The project, situated at the corner of Graham and Driggs Avenues near McCarren Park, has been slow to wrap up construction, with its topped-off concrete frame shrouded in netting for some time now. Ultimately, there will be 19 homes spread throughout the project’s five floors, and a soon-to-be-launched website marketing the units brings us a handful of new images and details.

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Cool Listings, Greenpoint

122 West Street, Greenpoint, Pencil Factory, Condos for rent, Brookyln Condo for rent, cool listings

The once-sleepy waterfront neighborhood of Greenpoint is in the midst of a transformation into one of the most coveted and talked-about Brooklyn ‘hoods. The Pencil Factory condominium at 122 West Street was one of the first conversions of the area’s historic industrial buildings. Built in 1872 and expanded in 2012 from the original Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory complex, the name of the building was also used by artists, designers and other creatives who had studios in the building. The $3,400 per month rent may seem high for this sophisticated-yet-comfortable one-bedroom-plus pad, but with popularity comes higher rent.

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Cool Listings, Greenpoint, Interiors

106 Dupont Street, Greenpoint, investor property, rentals

The four-story townhouse at 106 Dupont Street in Greenpoint is nothing to write home about. In fact, it’s straight up boring, and it’d be fair to assume the interior was, too. But the building, which was gut renovated in 2006, actually holds some cool apartments inside. It was separated into three units: a super lofty, top-floor duplex with three bedrooms; a middle floor-through apartment with two bedrooms; and a first-floor, floor-through unit with two bedrooms and a private garden. The listing is marketing this as a good investment for “an end-user who wants to collect great rental income,” as it’s currently occupied by tenants. But they’ll have to cough up a lot of cash first: the property is asking $3.78 million.

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affordable housing, Architecture, condos, Greenpoint, New Developments, Rentals

Quadrum Global,Mack Real Estate Group, Seth Schumer, Greenpoint Landing, Atlantis Arts Studio, Huron Street Pier,

Momentum is building along the Williamsburg-Greenpoint waterfront. Since the Bloomberg administration’s sweeping 2003 rezoning of the two-mile stretch of East River shoreline, nearly every buildable river-facing plot has been accounted for by developers. More than a dozen master plans are in the works, dominated by residential uses that scale upward to 50 stories and 600-foot heights.

One remaining mystery lot is a block-long parcel in Greenpoint currently holding a two-story warehouse at 161-167 West Street (aka 53 Huron Street). The 65,000-square-foot site lies near the India Street ferry stop and is sandwiched between three development sites: Park Tower Group’s ten-tower Greenpoint Landing master plan and Mack Real Estate Group/Palin Enterprises’ 10 Huron Street (155 West Street), and The Gibraltar at 160 West Street.

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Architecture, Greenpoint, New Developments, Rentals

26 West Street, Rabsky Group, Greenpoint, Brooklyn Rental Karl Fischer

With its hodgepodge exterior once called “the Noah’s Ark of bad design” and simply described as just plain “fugly,” it seems Karl Fischer has taken the hint by reworking the design of 26 West Street into something slightly less offensive. Since the rendering reveal last April, construction is now well underway and a new image of the project has emerged on Fischer’s website that shows the use of more red paneling and factory-style sash windows, a greater incorporation of balconies, and the placement of additional arched windows along its western, river-facing facade. Also shown and reflected in DOB filings is a seventh story, bringing the likely rental project up from 72 units to 96. Additionally, Fischer has now revealed the project’s interiors, which seem to mix the two favored Brooklyn styles of rustic and industrial.

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Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Greenpoint, Interiors

149 Huron Street, greenpoint, condo

149 Huron Street, a 30-unit Greenpoint condo building, was constructed in 2007 and is dominated by big windows and balconies on its facade. There is one unit up for sale in the building, a duplex, and it’s asking $1.2 million. Over 985 square feet and two floors you’ll find a big, towering window, lots of open space, a flexible floorplan and modern finishes.

This is one of the priciest apartments in the entire building, and the history of its price tag says a lot about how much Greenpoint has changed since 2007. The unit sold in 2009 for $560,037 and then was listed in 2012 for $629,000. It looks like it never sold back then, but now it’s trying its luck past the $1 million mark.

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