Building Brooklyn Award

Block Building, Greenpoint
Photo: Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Finally, some love for North Brooklyn. Two local projects are being awarded Building Brooklyn Awards by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce this year. They include the Block Building in Greenpoint (above), which won the award for new industrial building, and 221 McKibbin Street (below), which won for historic preservation.

I’ll admit to not knowing much about the Block Building (beginning with where it is in Greenpopint), but it’s a nice looking building. The McKibbin Street project is one which I am familiar with (I worked on it) – it is the latest addition to the Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center’s stable of affordable industrial properties, housed in a former ropeworks, portions of which date to the 1840s or so. I could go on (and on).

221 McKibbin Street
(formerly H. Lawrence & Sons Ropeworks and Columbia Products Corp.)