223 Manhattan Avenue

Five-Story, 10-Unit Residential Building Now Planned at 223 Manhattan Avenue, Williamsburg

Property owner Sol Ekstein, doing business as an anonymous Hudson Valley-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, 10-unit residential building at 223 Manhattan Avenue, in the heart of Williamsburg.In early 2015, YIMBY reported on plans for a six-story, 11-unit residential project under a previous owner. The newly filed building will measure 7,583 square feet and its residential units should average 682 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. It would include a 225-square-foot rooftop recreational area. Boaz Golani’s Brooklyn-based Beam Group is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 1,997-square-foot property is currently occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. Both the Graham Av and Grand St stops on the L train are about 0.3 miles away.

102 Scholes Street, rendering by Beam Group

Revealed: 102 Scholes Street, Williamsburg

During the Recession in 2010, an aging brick house was partially demolished at 102 Scholes Street in Williamsburg. A new developer took over the property last year, knocking down the rest of the shell and starting work on a new building. We have a look at what’s rising on the lot between Leonard Street and Manhattan Avenue, across from New York City Housing Authority’s Ten Eyck Houses.

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17 Laight Street

New Owners Plan Office, Retail Conversion at Six-Story, 115,000-Square-Foot Building, 17 Laight Street, TriBeCa

Vanbarton Group is in contract to acquire the six-story, 115,000-square-foot mixed-use building, formerly home to the Tribeca Film Festival, at 13-17 Laight Street, in TriBeCa, for $90 million. The group plans to convert the building into a retail, office, and “lifestyle facility” space, the New York Post reported. Vanbarton is in the process of buying out all of the property’s existing commercial and residential tenants. The 13,867-square-foot lot also comes with 10,530 square feet of air rights, although it’s not known if an expansion is planned.

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