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Is Kaufman’s Union Avenue Burg Vision Dead?

January 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

We’re reluctant to buy a plot for it yet in Green-Wood Cemetery, but if we were to put a wager on 544 Union Avenue, which was supposed to be a huge Gene Kaufman building at 544 Union Avenue in Williamsburg on the site of a former factory, we’d say it was looking a little corpse-like. (The part of Union Avenue that is turning into the wrong side of the tracks, so to speak.) After an orgy of pile driving almost a year ago, nothing has happened on the site, except for the fence falling down, weeds growing and the little mural it recently acquired. Dead as a doornail because of a lack of financing or just, you know, taking a nap until all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed? You decide.

Tags: The Dead Pool · Williamsburg

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