The blocks around the elevated J and M trains in Bushwick are flush with new development, and today we have a construction update on a project that will soon be open to tenants at 1301 Greene Avenue, between Myrtle and Wilson avenues.
The four-story building will be home to 10 apartments spanning 7,366 square feet of residential space. These apartments will be rentals, and the average unit will measure 736 square feet. The architects tell us they’ll be mostly two-bedrooms.
The developer is Leopald Kaufman, who lists a business address at 199 Lee Avenue in South Williamsburg—a mailbox center used by dozens of Hasidic developers in Brooklyn. Kaufman picked up the 3,400-square-foot property for $990,000 back in 2014, paying $134 for each square foot of his planned building.
The facade seems modern without feeling too out of place on this eclectic block, which has aging brick apartment buildings, wood frame houses, and two schools. The balconies offer an attractive amenity, and the wood-colored facade panels help give the building a slightly more traditional feel. Beam Group is responsible for the design, and they took the photo above.
There are three apartments on the first floor, two on each of the middle floors, and then a smaller unit will be joined by two penthouse duplexes on the top floor.
The Knickerbocker Avenue stop on the M train is steps away, and future tenants will be able to walk up to or transfer to the L at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues, which is six or seven blocks away up Myrtle Avenue.
Construction is nearly complete, and the building should be open in two months.
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