As it turns out, one of the latest casualties of Williamsburg development is Zipcar
. A parking lot at N. 11 & Bedford is being turned into an eight-story Karl Fischer building
and is closing on April 15 (a couple of weeks later than first mentioned). The Karl Fischer building (which is 95 Bedford Avenue) will have 180 apartments and, ultimately, 140 parking spaces
. The lot has been open a little over a year but has proven quite popular. It was the home of the Purple 53
truck for about a year as well. In any case the closing prompted the following email from Zipcar that has been circulating around:
The tsunami wave of development in Williamsburg has claimed its latest victim—Zipcar's beloved Williamsburg lot at North 12th and Bedford. We have just been notified that the lot will be closed April 15th and will metamorphize into yet another luxury condo. That's got us scrambling to find new locations for 24 vehicles so that we can continue to serve the northern part of the neighborhood.
Zipcar is offering a (rather cheap, we think) $50 of rental credit. They couldn't go to, you know, $100?