As if Gene Kaufman hasn't left enough of a mark on Brooklyn, the prolific designer has unveiled his first Greenpoint project. YIMBY, by way of Bedford + Bowery, revealed renderings for Kaufman's huge project at 211 McGuinness Boulevard between Greenpoint Avenue and Cayler Street, which will be a rather imposing nine story structure with 197 rentals, 39 of which will be priced below market rate. The apartments will range from studios to two-bedrooms, and will average 812-square-feet in size. The building, which Kaufman designed to appear as nine different buildings (because it's that big) will have a whole lot of amenities, including ground floor retail, bike and car parking, a game room, lounge, gym, planted garden, 24-hour attended lobby and, not least, a 20,000-square-foot planted rooftop space with an outdoor pool, grills, and outdoor screening area.
Five buildings along McGuinness Boulevard, including La Cue pool hall, were razed for this behemoth. Stellar Management is the developer.
· Rental Building With 'Green Roof' Pool Breaks Ground in Greenpoint [B+B]
· Revealed: 211 McGuinness Boulevard, Greenpoint [YIMBY]
· Mapping Hundreds of Greenpoint Apartments Now on the Rise [Curbed]