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Williamsburg

61 Wythe Avenue

Williamsburg Warehouse Property at 61 Wythe Avenue Up for Sale as Development Site

The low-rise brick structures housing the Brooklyn Bowl and Brooklyn Brewery — spanning 61-71 Wythe Avenue, in northern Williamsburg — are on the market, reports Crain’s Business. Although leases don’t expire for a couple more years, if community space is included, up to 170,000 square-feet of mixed-use commercial and community-use development rights could be utilized. The assemblage is being valued at over $50 million.







citistorage fire williamsburg

Owner of Williamsburg’s Burnt Out CitiStorage Warehouse Thinks It Could Sell for $500 Million

The site of a recent large-scale fire on Williamsburg’s northern waterfront — the burned-down warehouse located at 5 North 11th Street — may be on the path for redevelopment, or so the property’s owner hopes. Crain’s Business reports the property — likely valued at $500 million — boasts roughly 600,000 square feet of commercial air rights, and could be rezoned for residential if approved by city council, however earlier prospects to designate the land as park space may foil any redevelopment prospects.

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555 grand street williamsburg rendering

Revealed: Vertical Expansion at 555 Grand Street, Williamsburg

The Department of Buildings recently approved plans to transform a humble three-story brick storefront with apartments in Williamsburg into this metallic-looking six-story building. The century-old building at 555 Grand Street will expand from two apartments to 12, and gain 3,000 square feet of residential space for a new total of 8,668 square feet.

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139 Meserole Street, rendering by Mortar Architecture + Development

Revealed: 139 Meserole Street, East Williamsburg

If there’s one building type that defines East Williamsburg, it’s the vinyl-faced wood-frame building. Built long ago as modest workers’ dwellings, whatever the original façades were, whether clapboard or brick, have since been refaced with vinyl,…

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