Small-scale infill predominates in the blocks that surround the Rheingold Brewery redevelopment in Bushwick, which is why the project’s rise is so transformational for the neighborhood. Today, YIMBY has aerials thanks to ODA Architecture and photographer Pavel Bendov, covering the two buildings rising at 10 Monteith and 123 Melrose Streets.
123 Melrose is being developed by All Year Management, and will have 800 to 900 apartments spanning one million square feet, recreating an entire city block. As described in a quote from architect Eran Chen,
With 123 Melrose, while technically a building by DOB standards, we really conceived a
series of nooks and voids. Social pockets which will be filled with parks, plazas,
playgrounds, creative hubs and networking spaces, within which the surrounding
community can grow and thrive. By interrupting the rigid order of a typical NYC street grid
and blending it with more organic sequencing, the path becomes a meandering tributary
rather than a direct line from point A to B, a place where one can wander and find those
moments of interaction and discovery that are in such short supply in our daily lives.
The smaller of the two structures is 10 Monteith Street, which measures just shy of 400,000 gross square feet, rising seven floors. Twenty percent of its 392 units will be inclusionary housing, and like its larger neighbor, the envelope will be quite unconventional. The Rabsky Group is behind that component.
Superstructure work on the two buildings is mostly complete, and opening is probably about a year away. YIMBY also recently reported on another component to the Rheingold redevelopment, which will rise at 23 Monteith Street.