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Old Posted May 30, 2017, 11:50 PM
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Smile NEW YORK | 200 Harrison Street (Broadway Triangle) | 1146 units

This is a big project for the area.

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Planned Apartment Complex at Pfizer Site Now Up for Public Review




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The public can now weigh in on a colossal apartment complex plan that could transform the long-neglected Broadway Triangle area with public green space and retail rentals.

Williamsburg-based developer the Rabsky Group began the public review process this week to turn two blocks of vacant land at 200 Harrison St. into an eight-building, 1,146-apartment mega-development that includes 859 market rate apartments and 287 subsidized apartments.

One hundred and fifteen of the subsidized apartments would go to families making around $38,000 a year, while another 172 would be set aside for families earning around $57,000 for a family of four, according to rules set forth under the city's Mandatory Inclusionary Housing.

Advocates and local city councilman Antonio Reynoso argue that the city should settle the lawsuit and come up with a plan for the whole Broadway Triangle area before any more individual properties are rezoned, though the city has maintained that the Rabsky Group has the right to propose a rezoning of the property it owns.

Further stoking the rage of community advocates, owners Simon Dushinsky and Isaac Rabinowitz of the Rabsky Group have a checkered history in north Brooklyn, in particularly in Bushwick, at the former Rheingold brewery site where they're currently developing another large complex.

Reynoso and community advocates there say the Rabsky Group has failed to live up to commitments made by an earlier property owner on the number of affordable apartments they're building.

Now that the city has certified the Rabsky Group's plan for the Pfizer site, Community Board 1 has two months to hold a public hearing on the project and write a recommendation.

No date has been set for that hearing.
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2017, 11:12 PM
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Williamsburg's Pfizer-replacing megaproject needs more affordable housing, says borough president

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As the Rabsky Group’s plan to bring an eight-building development to the former Pfizer sites in Williamsburg moves forward through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is now weighing in with his recommendations, and they don’t bode so well for the developer.

As plans stand right now, Rabsky intends to bring eight new buildings to the Broadway Triangle area with 1,146 apartments, 287 of which will be affordable units. In addition, the megaproject will also create 65,000 square feet of retail, half an acre of public open space, and 405 parking spots.

In his recommendations, Adams has stressed on a greater degree of affordability, 21,300 square feet of additional affordable housing to be precise, and disapproved the project as it stands right now. Instead he has given a set of guidelines that the developers might adopt in order for this project to be beneficial to the entire community.


“Considering these land use applications have been about more than one site or project, it represents a chance to evaluate the direction of development in Williamsburg and ensure that we are creating opportunities for everyone to afford to raise healthy children and families in this neighborhood,” Adams said in a statement. “Any rezoning that the City grants must affirm the standard of diverse, not segregated, opportunity.”

In addition, Adams has specified that the additional affordable housing be offered at an average rent of 60 percent of the area median income. He furthermore requested that the developer clarify the different bedroom types within the affordable units, and give the greatest preference to one-bedroom apartments.
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City will reach settlement over discrimination claim at Broadway Triangle

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A court battle that began eight years ago concerning racial segregation in a proposed Brooklyn development is expected to end on Monday.

The fight over city-owned land at a site known as the Broadway Triangle where Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Bushwick border each other started in 2009, when a lawsuit was filed arguing that local minority groups were not part of the rezoning process. The settlement would create roughly 375 affordable housing units for the site, as well as provide legal counsel for locals who maintain they have suffered from housing discrimination, according to the New York Times.

The initial plan for the Broadway Triangle called for new six- or seven-story buildings with large apartments, which opponents saw as geared toward Hasidic residents, given that they tend to have large families and cannot use elevators on the Sabbath. It also called to give preference for the apartments to residents of Community Board 1, a largely white area, rather than the neighboring Community Board 3, which is more diverse.

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit said this plan largely excluded applicants who would need one- or two-bedroom apartments and that the city did not attempt to examine its impact on segregation.

The city would not change the rezoning of the area under the settlement, but the development plan would create a broader range of apartments, including studios, two-bedrooms and more. The settlement will also increase the number of sites included in the plan, allowing more housing to be built, and the city will use an open bidding process to choose new developers.
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Old Posted Dec 20, 2017, 1:58 AM
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Why don't these groups ever look at the overall dynamics. If people with growing families need large apartments, then they will be moving out of their smaller two bedrooms. Move in there. New housing opens up existing units.
Or get a three bedroom and some roommates. Friends of mine did just that in a townhouse on Marcy for years.

How is it possible for singles or couples without kids to tell the city developers can't build large apartments for families? Singles have lots of options to them. A large family can't share three one bedrooms.
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