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Addition, Apartments Set for Williamsburg's 1885 Skating Rink

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[All images via New York YIMBY.]

[UPDATE: A representative from Morris Adjmi writes to clarify that the renderings reflect an outdated proposal for the building, "The renderings represent a project that would not meet zoning requirements and is not being pursued. The client, Philip Riese, has since transferred the entire project to [Morris Adjmi] and we are in the process of re-designing the project. There are no renderings at this time." Curbed regrets the error.]

A Williamsburg warehouse that was constructed in 1885 as a roller skating rink is being converted into exactly what a Williamsburg warehouse would be converted into these days: a residential building with an industrial vibe and a ground-floor art gallery (h/t YIMBY). The project will expand the existing building at 89 Grand Street, formerly the Palace Rink, into the neighboring lot at 87 Grand Street through a two-story addition and topper designed by Morris Adjmi in collaboration with AA Studio.

The building between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue will have an owners duplex—the parcel was picked up by investor Philip Riese in 2012—as well as two apartments on the forth floor. YIMBY notes that although the renderings show a six-story building, plans for a four-story building are on file with the DOB.

The new plan for the site is a major departure from what the architect originally planned for the building. Brownstoner points out that the former plans included razing it entirely and replacing it with an imitation "Soho-style" building. How Adjmi will achieve the new design is a bit perplexing, as Brownstoner also notes that as of January, the building at 89 Grand Street had been "almost completely demolished already," including its facade (notice none of the new renderings show the original building's face.)

For another interior rendering, head on over to YIMBY.
· Revealed: Williamsburg Warehouse Conversion At 89 Grand Street [YIMBY]
· Dramatic Change of Plans for Adjmi's Palace Rink Site on Grand Street in Williamsburg [Brownstoner]