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Mapping Greenpoint’s ongoing explosion of development

See the 19 new projects in various stages of development in the neighborhood right now

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The idyllic, formerly industrial neighborhood that is Greenpoint has staved off the kind of development experienced by its southern neighbor, Williamsburg—until recently, anyway. Its proximity to the putrid Newtown Creek and the fact that it’s not really connected by any major subway line (sorry, G train riders) held developers off for a while, but in the past few years, a spate of new projects have risen throughout the neighborhood. What was once a quiet immigrant enclave is now in the midst of a transformation into what’s sure to be one of the city’s most expensive neighborhoods.

These changes are the byproduct of the 2005 rezoning of the Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfront, which allowed for the creation of the Domino megaproject, along with other major developments. Things have been picking up steam at Greenpoint Landing, the neighborhood’s own megaproject; its three affordable rentals opened in the last two years, and its first market-rate building will debut this summer. Both the Chetrit Group and Halcyon Management are working on multi-building projects that will crowd the skyline, not to mention The Greenpoint, the neighborhood’s first skyscraper.

To track these changes, we’ve mapped 19 projects that are in various stages of development in the neighborhood. Think we missed something? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

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1. The Greenpoint

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21 India St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Before Greenpoint is subsumed by the megaproject that is Greenpoint Landing, this comparitively modest 40-story tower will lay claim to the title of the neighborhood’s tallest building. Sales on the building’s 95 condos, which start on the 28th floor, got underway in June 2017, with apartments asking from $989K. The Ismael Leyva-designed project also has a separate affordable housing component at 23 India Street; its affordable housing lottery launched in January, with apartments asking from $613/month. In all, there will be 368 rentals spread between the two structures. And if that wasn’t enough, the developers are also working on a waterfront esplanade, which will have a 4,400-square-foot playground, and a walkway to the ferry landing. Construction is expected to wrap this year.

2. 18 India Street

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18 India St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

After three years of rumors and speculation, developers RedSky Capital and JZ Capital Partners announced plans for a 40-story residential building at 18 India Street to be designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Plans were filed with the city’s Department of Buildings earlier this month, so the development is still in the early stages. From what we know right now, the building will have 470 apartments, some of which will be affordable units.

Via RedSky Capital

3. Otto

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211 McGuinness Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11222

This nearly block-long rental, now known as Otto, will launch leasing on its 197 units this summer. The building has been in the works since at least 2015, and replaced a group of low-slung buildings on McGuinness Boulevard, between Calyer Street and Greenpoint Avenue. Apartments here will come in studio through two-bedroom variants, and residents will have access to amenities like an outdoor garden, a rooftop pool, and a gym equipped with Peloton bikes.

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4. 37 West Street

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37 West St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

The 33-story tower at 37 West Street is part of a three-building development planned by Halcyon Management. Plans for this residential building were filed in December 2017, and they show that the SLCE Architects-designed tower will have 410 apartments. Amenities announced so far include a swimming pool and private terraces. At the same address, Halcyon has also filed plans for a 14-story building with with 92 apartments, and parking for 97 cars.

37 West Street construction site.
Via Google Maps

5. 27 West Street

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27 West St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

The 19-story tower at 27 West Street is part of the three-building development planned by Halcyon Management. This particular site has been in the works since at least 2015. At that time, the developer proposed a mixed-use residential building with 6,000 square feet of retail. As the project stands right now, the building will have 234 apartments.

27 West Street construction site.
Via Google Maps

6. 120 Java Street

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Aria Java Lofts, 120 Java St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

The redevelopment of the 1930s parish hall at 120 Java Street has been in the works for quite some time. In 2015, developer Horrigan Companies wanted to replace the structure with an 18-unit rental development. The property was purchased by SL Development in 2017, and the new owner has decided to go the way of condos. The building will still have 18 apartments, but the developer has hired Rawlings Architects to design an adaptive reuse of the existing structure.

Courtesy of SL Development

7. 868 Lorimer Street

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868 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

This dual-tower project replaced the 25-year-old New Warsaw Bakery on Manhattan Avenue. Developed by Chatham Development Company, the project features two six-story buildings fronting Lorimer Street and Manhattan Avenue, respectively. Together, the buildings have just 14 apartments, and two structures are connected by an interior courtyard. Sales on the Stephen B. Jacobs Group-designed condo launched last summer with apartments asking from $1.57 million. The project will wrap construction this year.

Via Chatham Development Company

8. 50 Greenpoint Avenue

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50 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

This project was in development hell for over a decade before construction finally got underway in earnest in 2016. Sales launched on the Evenhar Development Corporation-developed building in January 2017, with apartments asking from $795,000. The seven-story building has a total of 44 apartments which come in one- through three-bedroom variants.

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9. 170 & 174 West Street

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170 West St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

This waterfront development comprises two condo buildings located at 170 and 174 West Street. Together these six-story, gray brick buildings hold a total of 15 apartments. Sales launched in June 2017, with apartments asking from $990,000. Amenities at the development include a common roof deck, private storage, and bike storage.

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10. The Gibraltar

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160 West St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

This six-story building at the corner of West and Huron Streets was once home to the priciest apartment sold in the neighborhood. Developed by Saddle Rock Equities, the Gibraltar has just 14 apartments. Sales launched in 2016 with apartments asking from $800,000. The condo was designed by Eisner Design, and construction is nearing completion.

11. 60 West Street

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60 West St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

The former Greenpoint Terminal Market, ravaged by a fire in 2006, is currently in the midst of a transformation into a hotel lead by the owners of the site, Pearl Realty Management. Construction is ongoing, and once complete, the nine-story hotel will feature approximately 70 rooms. Plans also call for a restaurant on the ground floor, a bar and a gym on the second floor, and a rooftop bar that has an outdoor terrace and swimming pool. The hotel was designed by FXCollaborative.

Via FXCollaborative

12. 144 West Street

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144 West St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

It’s been nearly three years since this project was announced, but as of September 2017 only the foundation work had gotten. Plans call for 22 apartments spread out over five floors, according to Buzz Buzz Home. The project is being developed in collaboration between Caspi Development, Barone Management, and Matt Development; Ismael Levya is behind the structure. It’s not yet clear when this rental will launch leasing but it is expected to sometime this year.

Ismael Levya Architects

13. 29 Clay Street

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29 Clay St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

This project seems to have stalled since it was first announced in early 2015. Though plans filed with the city (that date back to 2015) suggest that a 12-story building will rise at this site, a group of warehouses still remain. As of October 2015, AB Architekten was on board to design the building, which was expected to bring 60 new apartments to the neighborhood.

AB Architekten

14. 49 Dupont Street

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49 Dupont St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

In April this year, prolific Brooklyn developer All Year Management put down $55 million to purchase a 10 sites in Greenpoint which will likely lead to the construction of two or more residential buildings, according to The Real Deal. The sites are located at 49-93 Dupont Street, 2-36 Clay Street, and 280 Franklin Street. The developer will conduct a full environmental remediation of the sites before moving forward, and a group of warehouses will have to be demolished to make way for the residential development.

Via Google Maps

15. 77 Commercial Street

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77 Commercial St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

It’s been five years since this project was announced, but as of September last year, the site is still sitting vacant, save overgrown grass. The Chetrit Group and Clipper Equity partnered on this multi-building development that was supposed to bring over 700 apartments to the neighborhood. The developer secured a loan for the CetraRuddy-designed project in 2015.

A onetime rendering for the site.
Via the Chetrit Group

16. 300 Skillman Avenue

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300 Skillman Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

The redevelopment of the abandoned Greenpoint Hospital has been in the works for several years now, but the city finally gave it a major boost last summer. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in August last year that the city was looking for a developer to transform the derelict site into affordable housing that would create between 300 and 600 apartments. The hospital site is presently made up of three structures; one is being used as a homeless shelter, another for laundry, and a third sits vacant.

17. 107 Norman Avenue

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107 Norman Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

In July 2017, the Brooklyn Public Library’s Greenpoint branch shuttered for a year-and-a-half-long, eco-friendly renovation designed by Marble Fairbanks. The new library will also have an education center to raise awareness and encourage stewardship of the local environment. Other additions to the library include a green roof, a landscaped outdoor public plaza, eco labs, and a large event space. The new library is expected to open in early 2019.

Renderings courtesy Marble Fairbanks.

18. 1 Blue Slip

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1 Commercial St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

This 30-story rental will be the first market-rate project to see completion at the Greenpoint Landing megaproject. The building started construction in 2016 and has been steadily progressing ever since. The structure topped out last fall, and is expected to launch leasing this summer. The Handel Architects-designed building has a total of 359 apartments, and 1,200 square feet of ground-floor retail.

19. 2 Blue Slip

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2 Commercial St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

The second of Greenpoint Landing’s market-rate rentals got underway last year. It’s located right next to the first at 1 Blue Slip, and is also being designed by Handel Architects. This tower will rise even higher, to 40 stories, and bring 421 apartments to the neighborhood. Plans also call for 820 square feet of ground floor retail. The building is expected to launch leasing sometime in 2019.

Via Google Maps

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1. The Greenpoint

21 India St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Before Greenpoint is subsumed by the megaproject that is Greenpoint Landing, this comparitively modest 40-story tower will lay claim to the title of the neighborhood’s tallest building. Sales on the building’s 95 condos, which start on the 28th floor, got underway in June 2017, with apartments asking from $989K. The Ismael Leyva-designed project also has a separate affordable housing component at 23 India Street; its affordable housing lottery launched in January, with apartments asking from $613/month. In all, there will be 368 rentals spread between the two structures. And if that wasn’t enough, the developers are also working on a waterfront esplanade, which will have a 4,400-square-foot playground, and a walkway to the ferry landing. Construction is expected to wrap this year.

21 India St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

2. 18 India Street

18 India St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Via RedSky Capital

After three years of rumors and speculation, developers RedSky Capital and JZ Capital Partners announced plans for a 40-story residential building at 18 India Street to be designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Plans were filed with the city’s Department of Buildings earlier this month, so the development is still in the early stages. From what we know right now, the building will have 470 apartments, some of which will be affordable units.

18 India St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

3. Otto

211 McGuinness Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11222
IF Studio

This nearly block-long rental, now known as Otto, will launch leasing on its 197 units this summer. The building has been in the works since at least 2015, and replaced a group of low-slung buildings on McGuinness Boulevard, between Calyer Street and Greenpoint Avenue. Apartments here will come in studio through two-bedroom variants, and residents will have access to amenities like an outdoor garden, a rooftop pool, and a gym equipped with Peloton bikes.

211 McGuinness Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11222

4. 37 West Street

37 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
37 West Street construction site.
Via Google Maps

The 33-story tower at 37 West Street is part of a three-building development planned by Halcyon Management. Plans for this residential building were filed in December 2017, and they show that the SLCE Architects-designed tower will have 410 apartments. Amenities announced so far include a swimming pool and private terraces. At the same address, Halcyon has also filed plans for a 14-story building with with 92 apartments, and parking for 97 cars.

37 West St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

5. 27 West Street

27 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
27 West Street construction site.
Via Google Maps

The 19-story tower at 27 West Street is part of the three-building development planned by Halcyon Management. This particular site has been in the works since at least 2015. At that time, the developer proposed a mixed-use residential building with 6,000 square feet of retail. As the project stands right now, the building will have 234 apartments.

27 West St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

6. 120 Java Street

Aria Java Lofts, 120 Java St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Courtesy of SL Development

The redevelopment of the 1930s parish hall at 120 Java Street has been in the works for quite some time. In 2015, developer Horrigan Companies wanted to replace the structure with an 18-unit rental development. The property was purchased by SL Development in 2017, and the new owner has decided to go the way of condos. The building will still have 18 apartments, but the developer has hired Rawlings Architects to design an adaptive reuse of the existing structure.

Aria Java Lofts, 120 Java St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

7. 868 Lorimer Street

868 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Via Chatham Development Company

This dual-tower project replaced the 25-year-old New Warsaw Bakery on Manhattan Avenue. Developed by Chatham Development Company, the project features two six-story buildings fronting Lorimer Street and Manhattan Avenue, respectively. Together, the buildings have just 14 apartments, and two structures are connected by an interior courtyard. Sales on the Stephen B. Jacobs Group-designed condo launched last summer with apartments asking from $1.57 million. The project will wrap construction this year.

868 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

8. 50 Greenpoint Avenue

50 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
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This project was in development hell for over a decade before construction finally got underway in earnest in 2016. Sales launched on the Evenhar Development Corporation-developed building in January 2017, with apartments asking from $795,000. The seven-story building has a total of 44 apartments which come in one- through three-bedroom variants.

50 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

9. 170 & 174 West Street

170 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
StudioSC

This waterfront development comprises two condo buildings located at 170 and 174 West Street. Together these six-story, gray brick buildings hold a total of 15 apartments. Sales launched in June 2017, with apartments asking from $990,000. Amenities at the development include a common roof deck, private storage, and bike storage.

170 West St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

10. The Gibraltar

160 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

This six-story building at the corner of West and Huron Streets was once home to the priciest apartment sold in the neighborhood. Developed by Saddle Rock Equities, the Gibraltar has just 14 apartments. Sales launched in 2016 with apartments asking from $800,000. The condo was designed by Eisner Design, and construction is nearing completion.

160 West St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

11. 60 West Street

60 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Via FXCollaborative

The former Greenpoint Terminal Market, ravaged by a fire in 2006, is currently in the midst of a transformation into a hotel lead by the owners of the site, Pearl Realty Management. Construction is ongoing, and once complete, the nine-story hotel will feature approximately 70 rooms. Plans also call for a restaurant on the ground floor, a bar and a gym on the second floor, and a rooftop bar that has an outdoor terrace and swimming pool. The hotel was designed by FXCollaborative.

60 West St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

12. 144 West Street

144 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Ismael Levya Architects

It’s been nearly three years since this project was announced, but as of September 2017 only the foundation work had gotten. Plans call for 22 apartments spread out over five floors, according to Buzz Buzz Home. The project is being developed in collaboration between Caspi Development, Barone Management, and Matt Development; Ismael Levya is behind the structure. It’s not yet clear when this rental will launch leasing but it is expected to sometime this year.

144 West St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

13. 29 Clay Street

29 Clay St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
AB Architekten

This project seems to have stalled since it was first announced in early 2015. Though plans filed with the city (that date back to 2015) suggest that a 12-story building will rise at this site, a group of warehouses still remain. As of October 2015, AB Architekten was on board to design the building, which was expected to bring 60 new apartments to the neighborhood.

29 Clay St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

14. 49 Dupont Street

49 Dupont St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Via Google Maps

In April this year, prolific Brooklyn developer All Year Management put down $55 million to purchase a 10 sites in Greenpoint which will likely lead to the construction of two or more residential buildings, according to The Real Deal. The sites are located at 49-93 Dupont Street, 2-36 Clay Street, and 280 Franklin Street. The developer will conduct a full environmental remediation of the sites before moving forward, and a group of warehouses will have to be demolished to make way for the residential development.

49 Dupont St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

15. 77 Commercial Street

77 Commercial St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
A onetime rendering for the site.
Via the Chetrit Group

It’s been five years since this project was announced, but as of September last year, the site is still sitting vacant, save overgrown grass. The Chetrit Group and Clipper Equity partnered on this multi-building development that was supposed to bring over 700 apartments to the neighborhood. The developer secured a loan for the CetraRuddy-designed project in 2015.

77 Commercial St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

16. 300 Skillman Avenue

300 Skillman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

The redevelopment of the abandoned Greenpoint Hospital has been in the works for several years now, but the city finally gave it a major boost last summer. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in August last year that the city was looking for a developer to transform the derelict site into affordable housing that would create between 300 and 600 apartments. The hospital site is presently made up of three structures; one is being used as a homeless shelter, another for laundry, and a third sits vacant.

300 Skillman Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

17. 107 Norman Avenue

107 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Renderings courtesy Marble Fairbanks.

In July 2017, the Brooklyn Public Library’s Greenpoint branch shuttered for a year-and-a-half-long, eco-friendly renovation designed by Marble Fairbanks. The new library will also have an education center to raise awareness and encourage stewardship of the local environment. Other additions to the library include a green roof, a landscaped outdoor public plaza, eco labs, and a large event space. The new library is expected to open in early 2019.

107 Norman Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

18. 1 Blue Slip

1 Commercial St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

This 30-story rental will be the first market-rate project to see completion at the Greenpoint Landing megaproject. The building started construction in 2016 and has been steadily progressing ever since. The structure topped out last fall, and is expected to launch leasing this summer. The Handel Architects-designed building has a total of 359 apartments, and 1,200 square feet of ground-floor retail.

1 Commercial St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

19. 2 Blue Slip

2 Commercial St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Via Google Maps

The second of Greenpoint Landing’s market-rate rentals got underway last year. It’s located right next to the first at 1 Blue Slip, and is also being designed by Handel Architects. This tower will rise even higher, to 40 stories, and bring 421 apartments to the neighborhood. Plans also call for 820 square feet of ground floor retail. The building is expected to launch leasing sometime in 2019.

2 Commercial St
Brooklyn, NY 11222