Big changes are in store for our old friend 184 Kent in Williamsburg. Crain's reports that the waterfront building
is transitioning into adulthood will be converted into condos by new owners, Kushner Cos., LIVWRK, and Rockpoint Group, who bought the property earlier this year. The historic building, designed by Cass Gilbert (best known as the architect of the Woolworth Building) and constructed in the early 1900s, was originally used by the Austin Nichols & Co., and in the mid-aughts, it was among the first buildings in north Brooklyn to become fancy apartments, though that process was not without a lot of leaky growing pains.
The building holds 338 rental apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, and tenants were given the condo offering plan this week. They have the option to buy their apartments as-is, but the developers plan "extensive renovations," according to Crain's, and will likely be combing units to create larger spaces.
Despite the early issues, people must really like living in the building, as StreetEasy shows just one apartment available, and it's not even a real listing. It's a summer rental for a two-bedroom apartment asking $3,700/month.
· Luxury Williamsburg Waterfront Rental Building Will Become Condos [Crain's]
· All 184 Kent coverage [Curbed]