YIMBY attended the ribbon cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of The Willoughby, a 34-story mixed-use tower at 196 Willoughby Street on Long Island University‘s Downtown Brooklyn campus. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by RXR Realty, the 445-foot-tall structure yields 476 residential units ranging from studios to two-bedrooms, as well as new academic and office spaces, an adjacent athletic field to the east, and parking for 564 vehicles directly below. Hunter Roberts Construction Group served as the general contractor for the Brooklyn project, which is bound by Willoughby Street to the north, Ashland Place to the east, DeKalb Avenue to the south, and Flatbush Avenue Extension to the west. The building dedicates 30 percent of units as rent stabilized apartments for middle-income households.
The new Brooklyn Heights Public Library at 286 Cadman Plaza West is now complete and open to the public. Located on the border of Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn, the 26,000-square-foot library is the second-largest branch of the Brooklyn Public Library System, after the Central Library Headquarters.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 676 Myrtle Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Located between Bedford Avenue and Skillman Street, the lot is near the Myrtle-Willoughby Avenues subway station, serviced by the G train. Joel Werczberger of Watermark is listed as the owner behind the applications.
There are four units still available in the affordable housing lottery for The Landing, a 16-story residential building at 15 Bridge Park Drive in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn. Designed by ODA Architects with interiors by Innervations and developed by RAL Development, the structure yields 140 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are four studios for residents at 130 to 165 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $73,715 to $176,220.
Permits have been filed for a three-story residential building at 1237 57th Street in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Located between 12th and 13th Avenues, the lot is within walking distance of the 62nd Street subway station, serviced by the D train. Marino Mazzei under the Bonafide Realty LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.