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Karl Fischer N. 8 & Roebling Updates & Revealed

October 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment


We’ve been watching the building on the site of the former Tribeca Oven in Williamsburg at N. 8 and Roebling since the builders dug a very shallow foundation and started building up. We have no idea why this building, which is a mere two blocks from the Roebling Oil Field, has no basement. We’re guessing that each unit has washer/dryers and that parking beneath the building was deemed a frill. Regardless, the rendering of 229 N. 8th Street has finally been revealed and it makes for an interesting juxaposition against the building as it currently stands, not to mention the yellow Porsche in the rendering vs. the yellow cab in reality.

Tags: Williamsburg

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  • 1 Anonymous // Nov 6, 2007 at 7:06 am

    the reason the building has a shallow basement is that the developer clearly didn’t want to find anything on the lot that would impair his new building’s development and increase the costs….so its a case of can’t be liable for something you never find….so many “funky” things go on in the building dept/inspectors who knows if anyone really researched the history of the lot or enviromentally tested as they should have….but I am sure some nice young white collar couples with a toddler from Manhattan or Jersey will buy and move in…and hopefully their kid will not develop any health issues or perhaps they will be living in the burbs by then and not know about the toxic issues in the neighborhood and so the developers all get off scot free as does the City– gets those nice juicy sales taxes and property taxes….

    Its slways Buyer beware in the Burg…duh….