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Dock Street Dumbo Project Making Steady Progress

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Developer Two Trees' Dock Street Dumbo project is up to seven stories, which is significant because for the last few years the site has just been a big old hole in the ground. The Brooklyn Bridge-view-obstructing project has been in the works since 2007, and, in the early going, faced opposition in the form of legal battles, protests, celebrity pressure. But it has put all that behind it now and has been making steady progress since construction finally started at the beginning of this year — as mcbrooklyn puts it, the structure "may be close enough to tag from the Brooklyn Bridge," not to give anyone any ideas. Once completed, the building will be 17 stories at its highest point with 290 rental units, 58 of which will be set aside for affordable housing. The project also include a 300-seat public middle school. The apartments are expected to be ready for occupancy in the first quarter of 2015.

60 Water Street

60 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201