By Michelle Cohen, Thu, April 27, 2023
Photo courtesy of Douglas Elliman
If you’ve got $4,900,000, you don’t have to choose between an artist’s loft and a townhouse with room for guests or tenants, or between city living and having a garage. This rare north Brooklyn townhouse at 394 Union Avenue in the heart of Williamsburg offers two floors of townhouse living with plenty of flexibility. There’s garage parking, a huge art/music studio, a guest suite with its own kitchen, and plenty of outdoor terrace space for entertaining.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Mon, March 20, 2023
Renderings courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Applications are now being accepted for 43 middle-income apartments in the heart of Williamsburg. Located at 130 Hope Street, the seven-story luxury building contains 143 apartments, boutique retail space, and outdoor amenities like a rooftop and zen garden. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income, or between $100,252 annually for a single person and $215,150 annually for a household of seven, can apply for the apartments, priced from $2,924/month studios to $4,296/month three bedrooms.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, March 16, 2023
Photo courtesy of Eden, Janine and Jim on Flickr
Veselka, a staple of the East Village for nearly seven decades, is headed to Brooklyn. As first reported by the New York Post, the 69-year-old Ukrainian diner known for authentic dishes like pierogi and borscht will open a new 5,000-square-foot location in Williamsburg. While the lease isn’t finalized yet, Jason Birchard, co-owner of Veselka, expects to announce the location of the new eatery soon. Once the new restaurant opens, owners will temporarily close the Second Avenue location for renovations.
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By Michelle Cohen, Thu, March 2, 2023
Photo courtesy of The Corcoran Group
If you love closet space–you may want to look elsewhere. This two-bedroom, two-bath unit at 221 Devoe Street in Williamsburg has plenty of appeal. Asking $1,495,000, the modern north Brooklyn condo was featured in House Beautiful; the 1,108-square-foot penthouse has an impressive landscaped 300-square-foot terrace, a wealth of art-inspired interior design–and a notable dearth of closets.
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By Michelle Cohen, Fri, January 13, 2023
Photo credit: Rosemarie Fiore/RIS Media for The Corcoran Group
Amid the colorful bustle of Williamsburg in North Brooklyn, this 21st-century-built one-bedroom condo at 230 North 8th Street has the contemporary features you’d want–for less than $1 million. Clean lines, lots of windows and natural light, a Juliet balcony, and an in-unit washer/dryer are just a few examples.
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By Devin Gannon, Wed, December 21, 2022
Photo by Wes Tarca
An iconic sign that was part of the Brooklyn skyline for nearly a century has returned to its rightful place. A replica of the 40-foot Domino Sugar sign was installed and fully illuminated this week atop Williamsburg’s Domino Sugar Refinery building, which was part of a massive sugar factory that operated from the 1880s to the early 2000s. Located at the 11-acre Domino Sugar redevelopment, the landmarked 19th-century building is currently being transformed into a modern commercial building.
By Aaron Ginsburg, Wed, November 16, 2022
All images courtesy of Lexi Lambros
New York City’s growing list of food halls just got longer. The Williamsburg Market, located at 103 North Third Street, officially opened its doors last week. The 15,000-square-foot space features 17 well-known and upcoming vendors and craft cocktails in an industrial loft space. Designed by Ogawa Depardon Architects, the hall boasts a 360-degree bar, a cozy dining room, and kiosks for each vendor.
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By Devin Gannon, Fri, November 11, 2022
Photo credit: Rachel Kuzma/REPN for Corcoran
A quirky converted warehouse loft in East Williamsburg has hit the rental market for $35,000/month, a new record for the neighborhood. Since 2018, the property has been home to Casa Powers, a bohemian-chic community event venue created by brother and sister duo Sydney and Cole Blumstein, who are real estate agents with Corcoran. Located at 139 Powers Street, the home–which measures over 4,200 square feet, boasts 15-foot ceilings, and has several skylights–comes rented with all its funky furnishings.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, November 10, 2022
Image courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Applications are now being accepted for 77 mixed-income units at a new development in Brooklyn. Located at 269 Wallabout Street in East Williamsburg, the eight-story mixed-use building contains 58 modern apartments. New Yorkers earning 40, 60, and 115 percent of the area median income, or between $29,760 for a single person and $202,515 for a household of nine people, can apply for the apartments, priced from $770/month one-bedroom units to $3,250/month four-bedrooms.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Tue, October 11, 2022
The Second City in Chicago; Photo via Wikimedia
A famed Chicago comedy institution is set to open an outpost in New York City for the first time. The Second City, a 63-year comedy and improv enterprise that has kickstarted the careers of many celebrities, announced it will open in Williamsburg, Brooklyn next summer.
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