Today, YIMBY has a new look for 83 Humboldt Street, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The building will be shifting away from its original brushed aluminum and wood paneling. The facade will include masonry between floor-to-ceiling windows of various widths, for a seemingly randomized façade pattern. Eight light fixtures on the edge of the building add an unusual flare. Beam Group is responsible for the design.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story building at 288 Union Avenue, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The site is five blocks away from Hewes Street, serviced by the J, M, and Z trains, and six blocks away from the Metropolitan Avenue subway station, serviced by the L and G trains. GW Union LLC is listed as behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story residential building at 56 Ainslie Street, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The project is part of a larger trend of redevelopment in an area west of Union Avenue, bordered by Borinquen Place, the BQE, and Metropolitan Avenue. The proposed building would be two blocks away from the Metropolitan Avenue subway station, serviced by the G and L trains. Big Apple Designers is behind the applications.
As construction continues on one of the city’s largest waterfront developments, YIMBY took a tour of 325 Kent Avenue, ahead of Domino Park’s opening on June 10th. Once it opens, the park is expected to be the largest public space in the Five Boroughs to debut in 2018. The landscaped area extends over six acres, one acre more than the Hudson Yards plaza opening this Fall.
Few individuals are as versed on the machinations of the Five Boroughs as former Governor Eliot Spitzer. Since leaving office and rejoining Spitzer Enterprises, his eponymous firm has embarked on a substantial building boom, with three towers on the Williamsburg waterfront at 420 Kent Avenue now nearing their opening date. YIMBY sat down with Spitzer to discuss his latest projects, the ongoing evolution of Williamsburg and its waterfront, as well as his thoughts on 270 Park Avenue and the potential repeal of the state cap on residential FAR.