East Williamsburg


870 Metropolitan Avenue

Five-Story, 22-Unit Residential Building Filed at 870 Metropolitan Avenue, East Williamsburg

Brooklyn-based Vijax Realty has filed applications for a five-story, 22-unit residential building at 870 Metropolitan Avenue, in East Williamsburg. The project will encompass 22,767 square feet and its residential units should average 676 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will also be an 11-car parking garage on the ground floor. TriBeCa-based Kutnicki Bernstein Architects is the architect of record. The 75-foot-wide, 7,500-square-foot assemblage is occupied by a single-story commercial-warehouses. Demolition permits were filed last May.


1041 Flushing Avenue

Four-Story, 8,569-Square-Foot Commercial Building Planned at 1041 Flushing Avenue, East Williamsburg

A Brooklyn-based company has filed applications for a four-story, 8,569-square-foot commercial building at 1041 Flushing Avenue, on the southern end of East Williamsburg. The ground and cellar levels will contain a 2,100-square-foot restaurant, followed by a 4,369-square-foot daycare center across the second through fourth floors. Syed Rizvi’s Long Island-based Rike Tech Associates is the applicant of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,695-square-foot lot is vacant. The Morgan Avenue stop on the L train is six blocks away.



199 Cook Street

Mixed-Use Commercial Conversion Underway at Three-Story, 35,000-Square-Foot Industrial Building, 199 Cook Street, East Williamsburg

The Mann Group is currently converting the three-story, 35,000-square-foot former industrial building at 199 Cook Street, on the southern end of East Williamsburg, into a mixed-use commercial building, Commercial Observer reports. The ground floor will host retail space, followed by office space on part of the cellar level and the entire second and third floors. Additionally, a 3,000-square-foot restaurant will be located in the cellar. The commercial spaces will break down into five artist’s galleries and 28 office units. The structure will be topped by a rooftop lounge. Syndicate Architecture is behind the conversion’s design and completion is expected in early 2017. The property was acquired for $6 million in 2013.


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