Williamsburg

affordable housing, housing lotteries, Williamsburg

Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

A housing lottery launched this week for 15 affordable apartments in Williamsburg. The rental at 31 Ainslie Street is currently accepting applications from New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income, or an annual household income of between $28,286 and $73,680. Just steps from the Metropolitan G and L trains, the building is near a number of notable bars, restaurants, and vintage shops.

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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

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At first look, you might assume that this townhouse at 580 Driggs Avenue in North Williamsburg is new construction, but it was actually built in 1899 and completely gut renovated inside and out in 2019. The “custom artist’s home,” as the listing calls it, was designed as “an airy open layout and plenty of room to spread out, work from home, or relax on the roof deck or in the garden.” Listed for $2,950,000, it’s just over 2,300 square feet and has four bedrooms.

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City Living, Restaurants, Williamsburg

2018 Smorgasburg; Photo by Scott Lynch

Popular outdoor food market Smorgasburg returns to Williamsburg next week with a new takeout-only model. As Eater New York first reported, “Smorg To Go” will launch on Monday, July 20, with 10 vendors serving fare at 51 North 6th Street at Kent Avenue, a block from the market’s typical summer location at Marsha P. Johnson State Park. The new takeout market will operate seven days per week with a rotating list of vendors.

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Restaurants, Williamsburg

All photos by Kate Previte

Tomorrow, Levain Bakery is opening a new location in Williamsburg, the first time New Yorkers will be able to get their hands on one of their six-ounce, deliciously gooey cookies in Brooklyn. Located at 164 North 4th Street, just off bustling Bedford Avenue, it will serve all their cookie varieties, along with bread, brioche, and coffee.

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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

Photo credit: Russ Ross for Einat Bar, The Sharon Team at Compass

We’re loving how this $1,050,000 duplex mixes Scandinavian vibes with Brooklyn cool to create a very stylish yet understated home. The one-bedroom apartment at 199 Humboldt Street in East Williamsburg has a duplex layout, allowing for convenient separation of living and sleeping spaces. It also boasts two terraces for optimal outdoor space.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Williamsburg

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A housing lottery launched on Thursday for 29 income-restricted apartments in Williamsburg. The Kent House, located at 187 Kent Avenue, sits a block in from the waterfront and between two popular green spaces, Bushwick Inlet Park and Domino Park. New Yorkers earning 80 and 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, priced between $1,101/month studios and $2,710/month two-bedrooms.

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Restaurants, Williamsburg

Photo via Greg Ma/Wiki Commons

If you’re looking to get a little fancy during quarantine, you can now order Peter Luger‘s famous dry-aged porterhouse for delivery. Eater tells us that the 133-year-old Williamsburg steakhouse has just reopened and is offering takeout and delivery for the first time ever. And you don’t even have to live close by to get in the action–delivery will be available in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. In addition to the famous steaks, you can order the $18.95 Luger Burger (usually only available for lunch), the Luger bacon, the wedge salad, lamb chops, and more.

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Design, New Developments, Williamsburg

Rendering of the roofdeck by Lifang

Leasing has officially kicked off at The Dime, a rental building in South Williamsburg that combines the landmarked Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh with a new 23-story residential tower. Designed by Fogarty Finger Architecture, the project incorporates the century-old Neoclassical-style bank building as the tower’s podium and includes 177 luxury apartments and office space above it. Apartments range from roughly $3,000/month for a studio to more than $6,000 for a three-bedroom. The two penthouse apartments available are starting at $13,000/month.

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City Living, Williamsburg

Photo by Amanda Dombrowski on Instagram: @amanda.dombrowski

After continued overcrowding despite the city’s social distancing mandates, Domino Park has taken a unique approach to control crowds. Over the weekend, the Williamsburg waterfront park implemented painted white circles to delineate the appropriate spacing for persons or groups. As Greenpointers first noticed, photos on social media seem to show people sticking within their circles and even waiting nearby for circles to open up.

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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

How’s this for views? From both the terrace and the rooftop cabana of a classic Williamsburg loft near the waterfront, you’ll gaze at all five East River bridges, the Manhattan skyline, and a cool birdseye view of Domino Park. The interior of the penthouse at 58 Metropolitan Avenue isn’t too shabby, either. Asking $2,595,000, the three-bedroom apartment has a huge living area with oversized windows on three sides, contemporary finishes, and a private indoor parking spot with an electric charger and storage space.

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