Cool Listings, Williamsburg

234 North Ninth Street , 234 North 9th Street , Cool listing, Williamsburg, loft for rent, lofts, maisonette, Williamsburg apartment rental

This duplex apartment at the Sophia Lofts at 234 North Ninth Street, a former bakery converted to 11 loft residences in 2007, has a private entrance on Williamsburg’s bustling crossroads of Roebling Street. You can come and go as you like from your own slice of prime ‘burg, a 1,480 square-foot duplex that will put you right in the middle of where all the action is, for $5,500 a month. The interiors are loft all the way, though there are plenty of custom comforts and chic additions that give the classic converted space a distinct modern personality.

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Architecture, condos, New Developments, Williamsburg

First Look at JDS Development’s Boutique Condos Coming to Williamsburg

By Heather Cooper Vivares, Mon, January 25, 2016

AA Studio, Williamsburg Apartments, Smorgasburg, Jeffrey Cole Architects, Williamsburg Condos, Brooklyn apartments,

Near the Williamsburg waterfront and steps away from Bushwick Inlet Park (home to the famed Smorgasburg), Largo Investments and minority partner JDS Development have hatched plans to build a boutique condominium building at 71-73 North 7th Street. The four-story, 15,000-square-foot development will expand upon the structural bones of an existing single-story building, ultimately creating four capacious apartments.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Williamsburg

138 Broadway, studio, loft, studio loft, williamsburg, rental

Are you the type of New Yorker who dreams of great apartments after you’ve gone to bed? Maybe you’ve dreamt up a loft that looks like this, with wide open space, strikingly high ceilings, a private terrace and roof deck with views of the Williamsburg Bridge (Every NYC apartment worth dreaming about has outdoor space!). The listing, anyway, claims this Williamsburg studio at 138 Broadway is the stuff of dreams, and we have to say that it does look dreamy in the photos — especially the 20-by-22-foot main space that’s being used as the living and bedroom. The apartment comes from a well-known Williamsburg building, the Smith Gray, a cast-iron design built in 1882 for the Smith and Gray Department Store Building. It was converted to condos in 2002.

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City Living, Williamsburg

Image via Manila Social Club

Apparently 2016 will not be the year we stop rolling our eyes at Williamsburg. In perhaps its most Brooklyn stunt yet, the ‘hood is now offering a $100 gold-flaked, champagne-filled donut that just might boot the cronut from the in-crowd (h/t BKMag). Available at the newly opened Filipino spot the Manila Social Club, the Golden Cristal Ube Donut (as it’s formally known) is described on the restaurant’s Instagram as “infamous” and “adorned with icing made with Cristal champagne and filled with an ube mousse, champagne jelly, and covered with 24k Gold.”

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Architecture, condos, New Developments, Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Infocus Design and Planning, Greenpoint,

At the northern edge of Williamsburg, near the Greenpoint border, work is beginning on a 12-unit project developed by Ami Barr’s Djem Land LLC and designed by Queens-based InFocus Design and Planning. The building is situated at 171-173 Bayard Street, between Graham Avenue and McGuinness Boulevard, and replaces a one-story, nondescript light industrial building that the Long Island-based developers snapped up for $1.8 million in early 2014.

Renderings posted on the architect’s website show an orderly facade of red brick, large sash windows, and steel lintels. A somewhat strange marble cornice tops the first three levels and the fourth story is set back, simulating a modern rooftop addition atop a rehabilitated manufacturing building.

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Architecture, condos, New Developments, Williamsburg

Williamsberry, Domino Sugar Factory, Workshop DA, 338 Berry Street, Paris Forino, Mona Gora, Golden Lioness

Over in South Williamsburg, construction is moving apace on Mona Gora’s noodle factory-to-nests condo conversion known as Williamsberry. While the building’s name has picked up a fair bit of ridicule, we think its ambiguity represents the neighborhood well; like that over-processed frozen yogurt flavor that’s tangy to some, bitter to others, but too intriguing to stop tasting.

The project is composed of an eight-story, former noodle factory building that is being transformed into 54 high-ceilinged residences topped by a rooftop solar farm. Alongside the conversion, the team is constructing a modern yet complementary six-story building at 79 South Fifth Street, which is also being designed by Workshop DA with interiors by Paris Forino.

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Brooklyn, condos, New Developments, Rentals, Uncategorized, Williamsburg

349 Kent Avenue, Domino Sugar Factory, Workshop DA, Williamsburg

In the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge and across from the massive Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment underway by Two Trees, a tiny corner site at 349 Kent Avenue and South 5th Street will give rise to a six-story, 10-unit residential building designed by Brooklyn-based Workshop DA.

The 4,000 square-foot lot was purchased for $1.3 million by Eugene Bushinger’s 351 Kent Realty LLC in early 2011 and in May, it was reported that building permits were filed for a 15,300 square-foot residential building. The pre-existing, two-story structure that once provided a welcome splash of color along the Brooklyn Greenway has since been demolished. Its worn, brick faced boasted a geometric and robot-infused mural painted by R. Nicholas Kuszyk (a.k.a. RRobotsollaboration) with How and Nosm in 2011.

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Art, Williamsburg

It claims to be the world’s largest collection of doodles, and it’s located right in Williamsburg (h/t Atlas Obscura). The Sketchbook Project is a “crowd-sourced library that features 33,903 artists’ books contributed by creative people from 135+ countries.” Located at a storefront space in the Brooklyn Art Library, the project encourages artists (or anyone with an artistic inkling) to order one of their blank sketchbooks, fill it up with their drawings, and send it back to be added to the physical and/or digital library for creatives from all over the world to view.

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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

275 South First Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn apartment for rent, williamsburg apartment for rent, cool listings

They call people who head to Florida for the winter “snowbirds,” flying off to southern climes to avoid the chilly season. This one-bedroom condo at 275 South First Street, on the rental market for $3,450 a month, resembles that seasonal roost in a subtropical spot, albeit with the substantial bonus of amazing Manhattan views and a prime Williamsburg location. Three sunny exposures and two terraces provide your imagination with a big boost in conjuring the beachfront experience and giving winter the brush-off.

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Cool Listings, Quirky Homes, Williamsburg

139 Powers Street, Williamsburg, Loft, Artist Loft, Brooklyn Loft for Sale, Joanne Ungar, Cool Listing

This converted East Williamsburg warehouse at 139 Powers Street is of the sort you don’t come by too often anymore. It’s one of those really cool-looking spaces you’d walk by maybe ten or twenty years ago and think, “hey, I’d like to live in this neighborhood” and wonder who lived there and what it looked like inside. As the listing says, it offers “authenticity that is difficult to find.”

The immediate neighborhood is that rare “unspoiled” old-school slice of what was once the ‘burg’s Italian enclave, and still has the vibe of being a mix of old, new, neighborhood-y and Vice-era cool. The two-story property, currently used as a single-family home, spans 3,600 interior square feet in a 25 x 100-foot building and is listed at $2.95 million; the loft currently belongs to local artist Joanne Ungar, and it definitely reflects the owner’s creative tendencies–and green thumb.

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