The L Magazine has published its annual list of the best blocks in Brooklyn – an eclectic and fun 29-page clickfest through the entire borough. Some annotated local highlights: 11. Best Example of Gentrified Ugliness: North 3rd between Berry and Bedford. Quadriad’s development on the south side street (fully rented out on the retail side, [...]
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26 July 2013
- Quadriad Townhouses [✜]
The row houses at the former Quadriad site - the longest running development saga in neighborhood history - are finally, finally finished and ready to go market. If you count the time spent trying to turn this project into a 23-story building, these row houses have been at least seven years in the making.
The row houses themselves - designed by RKT&B and Stan Allen - are very nice, particularly the way they are set back from the street to create a sort of public/private area of front yards. But $2.4 million a pop, for a house that is less than 15' wide?
5 December 2012
- SL Green Comes to Williamsburg [✜]
The behemoth Manhattan office landlord is buying the still-not-quite-completed, longest-lived-construction-project on the Northside. I guess this closes the book on the Quadriad saga.
26 September 2011
- Economic Downturn Breeds Stalled Construction Sites [✜]
After commenting earlier today that the number of stalled sites seemed to be dropping quickly, this article appeared in Google alerts:
Williamsburg and Greenpoint saw a pre-recession development boom. Since 2009, approximately half of the city's stalled sites have been located in these neighborhoods. Currently, 92 sites are inactive in the area, compared to 129 in all of Manhattan.
I've always been skeptical of the City's official count of stalled sites, both in terms of undercounting and overcounting (which means the gross number might be roughly accurate, but the actual site list probably isn't). It would be interesting to map actual vs. perceived stalled sites and see where the discrepancies lie. Certainly there are still some big ones, like the Domsey site illustrated in the Epoch Times article, the North 4th and Bedford hulk, and the South 4th sites on and near Bedford, but often they have very atypical back stories (epic bankruptcies, construction accidents, lawsuits and the like). But a number of prominent stalled sites are back in construction or nearly so, including 111 Kent, the North 6th and Wythe site (steel is going up) and North 1st and Kent steel skeleton.