Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Karl Fischer vs. Zipcar in Williamsburg

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?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

with all those luxury condos filled with luxury people who wouldn't dream of taking a G train, zip car will become obsolete because the condo dwellers will have their own cars. i hate everyone.

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they really need to have seven parking spots for every nine apartments? These people should move to Dallas if they want to drive everywhere.

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I moved here years ago cause you could buy a house cheap and there were lots of interesting things going on. Now that almost all of the interesting people and places have been pushed out, why do these people want to pay a million bucks to live here? Je ne get it pas.

10:38 AM  

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