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The Union 100% Leased; Brooklyn Bridge Park Openings; More!

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WILLIAMSBURG—The Karl Fischer-designed building at 544 Union Avenue, creatively called The Union, is now 100-percent leased, reports. The 98-apartment glass monolith went on the market in November 2013, wooing renters with its rooftop putting green and other stylish amenities. [CurbedWire inbox; StreetEasy; previously]

BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK—BBP's Pier 2 and Pier 4 beach will be open for strolling following an official opening ceremony on Thursday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. The decree will see the addition of five acres of recreation space for basketball, handball, bocce, swings, picnic tables, restrooms, and fitness equipment. The ceremony will also welcome Pier 4's beach, which will feature a boat launch and bird habitat. Pier 2's full-size roller rink will be joining the flock in late June. At last, and just in time for summer. [CurbedWire inbox; previously]

MURRAY HILL—SHoP Architects presented a model of their curvy copper duel buildings joined by skybridge at The Real Deal's development showcase last week, enlivening a bit more intrigue in the wonky JDS development. The 40- and 47-story buildings will bring 800 apartments to 626 First Avenue at 36th Street. The building's will not only provide residents with access to a new park also developed by JDS, but also the distinction of living in a boomerang-shaped building. Take a gander, below. [BuzzBuzzHome; previously]

And a rendering, below, for good measure.

Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6

Pier 6, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Union

568 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

American Copper Buildings

626 1st Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10016 Visit Website