There had been a Stop Work Order for several months at the site of the Metropolitan Cinema & Apartments, the Burg's someday-to-be indie film palace with condos on top. Then, after it was lifted, there was little evidence of progress. Enough has happened in the last couple of weeks, like the appearance of new steel, to warrant another look. Plus, a bunch of cool new renderings have been posted by the architect, Caliper Studio, which appear in the photo gallery. The website for the cinema has been passworded, but things are starting to look good for the 2009 film season.
· Burg's Hipster Cinema Ready Online, But Not In Reality [Curbed]
· Here's Williamsburg's Metropolitan Cinema & Apts. [Curbed]