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The Warhol MuseumThe Warhol Museum -- image by Essex Crossing via Bowery Boogie

Warhol Museum at Essex Crossing [Bowery Boogie]: Delancey Street Associates is moving forward with a 10,000 square-foot Andy Warhol Museum at the new Essex Crossing development. The museum is “slated for completion in 2017”. Interestingly, 75 Essex Street, at the corner of Broome and Essex Streets, is incorporated in a rendering, hinting that the building will be preserved after all. 

429 Kent Avenue [New York Times]: Xin Development Group International is building a full-block, 216 unit condo building dubbed Oosten — Dutch for the word ‘east’ — in South Williamsburg. Designed by Piet Boon, the Chinese developers are building the $250 million project solo, and it is expected to be completed by 2016.

Union Avenue Redevelopment [New York Times]: Union Ave, north of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Williamsburg, has received “almost 425 rental apartments and more than half a dozen stores”. The larger developments include 250 North 10th Street, 568, and 544 Union Avenue, all low-rise buildings, but quite beneficial to the urban atmosphere. The next parcel to be developed looks to be 538 Union Ave, where “David J. Maundrell III is in the planning stages for a small condo project”. 

Myrtle Avenue Redevelopment [Brownstoner]: Developer Red Apple Group is proceeding with plans on Myrtle Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn. Red Apple will start construction on their third building later this year — which will have around 200 units — and another in 2015, creating an additional 400 units. Meanwhile, 81 Fleet Place is rapidly rising, and will “have 205 market-rate rental units”. 

301 East 50th Street [Curbed]: With construction moving ahead at 301 East 50th Street in Midtown East, full unit layouts and listings are coming online. The building will be high-quality, and the 25th and 26th levels will have full-floor penthouses. The limestone condo building, designed by COOKFOX, is scheduled for a late 2015 completion date. 

1 North 4th Place [Brownstoner]: Façade installation is reportedly complete at the 41 story rental tower at 1 North 4th Place, on Williamsburg’s East River waterfront. Built by Douglaston Development, the 510 unit, 434,000 square-foot tower is scheduled to be ready for move-ins by next summer. 

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