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New Sculpture in Dumbo; 101 Bedford 80 Percent Leased

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DUMBOTwo Trees Management, in partnership with the Parks Department, has unveiled its third public sculpture, this one by British artist Nick Hornby (not that Nick Hornby). The sculpture, Bird God Drone, sits on Clumber Corner at the intersection of Washington and Prospect streets. It is, apparently, the outline of Michelangelo's David "extruded vertically over 12 feet to converge at a single point" and "robotically carved from a synthetic composite to the accuracy of a fraction of a millimeter." If you hadn't already guessed, the "figurative perfection of Michelangelo's sculpture is juxtaposed against the Platonic ideal of geometry." You can view the sculpture in a dizzying aerial video here. [CurbedWire Inbox]

WILLIAMSBURG—101 Bedford, the development formerly known as Hot Karl Beach, is up to 80 percent leased. The first two buildings were already renting at a brisk pace and the third, which just went on the market in October, is 50 percent full in just one month. Co-developer Yoel Sabel of Halcyon Management says that "the overall activity has exceeded all expectations." The final building is set to be completed by the end of the year, at which point there will be a total of 351 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]