Friday, December 28, 2007

80 Metropolitan Claiming More Williamsburg Territory

80 Met Continued

The huge 80 Metropolitan complex in Williamsburg, which will cover most of a city block, is marching forward. Workers are currently at the corner of Metropolitan and Kent Avenue putting scaffolding up around 215 and 211 Kent Avnue, which is officially known as 56 Metropolitan. The buildings are adjacent to Steiner Equities 80 Metropolitan, which includes the site of the demolished Old Dutch Mustard Building. Permits have been issued for 56 Metropolitan, which also comes from Greenberg Farrow and is a seven-story building with 50 units. 80 Metropolitan, meanwhile, is a six-story building with 123 units. The boxy Steiner block, which reminds us more of something one would find in Washington, DC rather than Brooklyn, will also include some "town homes" for individual buyers. The site has been the location of a variety of anti-condo scrawls.

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