Williamsburg

Fort Greene, Restaurants, Williamsburg

Smorgasburg opening two indoor food halls in Brooklyn

By Dana Schulz, Wed, October 17, 2018

Photo via Flickr cc

In a not-very-surprising move, foodie phenom Smorgasburg has announced that it will open indoor markets in Fort Greene and Williamsburg this winter, according to Eater. Since first opening as an outcrop of Brooklyn Flea in 2011, Smorgasburg has grown to operate seasonal outdoor markets in Williamsburg, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Flea, as well as the indoor Berg’n food hall and even another outdoor market in Downtown LA. Their newest spots will be a 25,000-square-foot space in the Atlantic Center mall across from the Barclays Center and a night market in collaboration with Vice Media at their Williamsburg event space Villian. The latter will also have a full bar, DJs, and art exhibitions.

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Bushwick, More Top Stories, New Developments, real estate trends, Williamsburg

The Collective Old Oak in West London.

6sqft has checked in periodically to track the progress of co-living brands like Common and a foray into what some call “adult dorms” by co-working giant WeWork. Now, lifestyle and housing brand The Collective, the London-based creator of the world’s biggest co-living community, has announced plans for a New York City flagship in Brooklyn at the border between Williamsburg and Bushwick at 555 Broadway.

When can we move in?

City Living, gentrification, real estate trends, Williamsburg

Toby’s Estate cafe and roastery on North 6th Street. Photo by James and Karla Murray exclusively for 6sqft.

It started with Bedford Avenue. Whether you called it Williamsburg 3.0 or the New Brooklyn or any number of monikers signifying the North Brooklyn neighborhood’s ascent to the international hall of coolest–and priciest–neighborhood fame, that avenue was its anchor. A Whole Foods and an Apple store soon followed. And, inevitably, as businesses flocked to the surrounding streets, the clear hegemony of Bedford began to become less evident even if its tourist population continued to grow. Now, the New York Post hails North Sixth Street, longtime home of anchor condo The Edge and more recently a growing host of retail chain shops, as the top contender.

The new 34th Street?

Celebrities, Recent Sales, Williamsburg

Victoria’s Secret Angel Lindsay Ellingson hasn’t had your average runway trajectory, starting out as a biology major before being discovered on the street and then taken under the wing of John Galliano in Paris. And instead of settling in a swanky new Manhattan building, the 33-year-old and her husband, medical equipment salesman Sean Clayton, have long called Williamsburg home. They’ve now landed a new pad in the Austin Nichols House, a former bourbon distillery on the waterfront converted to condos by architect Morris Adjmi. According to the Post, the couple paid $1.4 million for the two-bedroom unit, down from its $1,575,000 asking price.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Williamsburg

Rendering via JW Real Estate Services

If the Manhattan-fication of Williamsburg proper isn’t quite your thing but you still want some of that artsy, gritty edge, consider heading a bit east. And if your household earns 60 percent of the area median income, or between $33,875 and $62,580 annually, you might want to apply for one of the 25 affordable units currently available at 125 Borinquen Place, a new 133-unit rental building with an impressive roster of amenities: a rooftop with hammocks, cabanas, dining, and outdoor movies; an indoor cinema room; a duplex fitness center; co-working areas; and a lovely landscaped courtyard. The units range from $801/month studios to $974/month two-bedrooms.

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Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals, Williamsburg

Rental Offers in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Images (L to R): LEVEL BK, BKLYN AIR, Synergy Chelsea and Denizen Bshwk

  • Williamsburg Waterfront Rental LEVEL BK Offers 3 Months Free on 2-Year Leases + Free Car Share [link]
  • BKLYN AIR Offering Half-Month Free for Leases Starting Before Sept. 30th [link]
  • New High-Tech Corporate Residences Coming Soon to Synergy Chelsea at 232 7th Avenue [link]
  • The Making of Denizen Bshwk’s Monumental Art Murals [link]
  • Climber Scales Jersey’s Tallest Apartment Building, Now See What’s Available Inside [link]
  • Get $1,500 Off on Select Rental Units at 170 Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side [link]
  • Leasing Launches at 916 Bergen Street; Crown Heights 3-Bedrooms Start at $3,390/month [link]


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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

Living in a historic firehouse is cool enough as it is, but this 4,652-square-foot carriage house at 11 Scholes Street in Williamsburg also comes with just about every other cool thing you could imagine finding in a Brooklyn pad. The three-story home, asking $5.2 million, starts with a garage and a sleek workspace/art studio and adds walls of glass and a private outdoor paradise, complete with a Japanese-style bamboo garden and luxurious outdoor shower.

Take a look, you won’t want to leave

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Behind the Scenes, Features, Urban Design, Williamsburg

Maker Park, THE TANKS at Bushwick Inlet Park, Bayside Oil Depot, Williamsburg waterfront, fuel tanks, Karen Zabarsky, Stacey Anderson

We first learned about the proposal to turn Williamsburg‘s former Bayside Oil Depot into a public park nearly two years ago. Since then, co-founders Karen Zabarsky and Stacey Anderson have been working tirelessly with a team of designers and environmentalists to refine their plans to be something both true to the site’s history and representative of where the neighborhood is heading. Part of the larger Bushwick Inlet Park, a 28-acre open space along an unused waterfront industrial stretch, the plan is unique in that it plans to adaptively reuse the 10, 50-foot decommissioned fuel containers, transforming them into everything from performance spaces to greenhouses.

With a fresh name–THE TANKS at Bushwick Inlet Park–Karen and Stacey recently took 6sqft on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the abandoned site, giving us a glimpse into how this incredible industrial relic is poised to become NYC’s next anticipated park. Get a rare, up-close look at the tanks, hear what these powerhouse women have been up to, and learn what we can expect in the near future.

You won’t believe these photos

affordable housing, housing lotteries, Williamsburg

Photo via Wally Gobetz/Flickr

At the beginning of the year, three middle-income apartments came online at the brand new rental 126 Boerum Street in trendy East Williamsburg, just off the Bushwick border and only steps to theL train at Montrose and the J/M at Lorimer. Now, two more units are available, these for New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income and renting for $1,039.

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Policy, Williamsburg

Rendering via Morris Adjmi Architects

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday launched an investigation into allegations of tenant harassment by Kushner Companies at the Austin Nichols House in Williamsburg. The announcement comes on the same day a group of 19 current and former residents of the building are set to file a $10 million lawsuit against the company for creating unlivable conditions from construction noise and dust and pushing them out to make room for condo buyers. The company, run by the family of Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, purchased the 338-unit property at 184 Kent Avenue in 2015, and has since sold or emptied 75 percent of the rent-stabilized apartments, the Associated Press reported.

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