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Burg’s 268 Wythe Finally Revealed & We Dig It

February 6th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Williamsburg’s 268 Wythe, which we have to say we’ve liked from the moment we saw the renderings, has lost its scaffolding and finally revealed itself to the world. And the results are pretty darned nice, expecially when compared to 80 Met across the street. It’s new construction, obviously, but it filled an empty lot and it seems to mesh better with the streetscape and shows a creativity that is sadly lacking in most Brooklyn architects. (No, we did not take a pill to make us nice this morning, we’re as cranky as ever, but this building is really a big cut above the Williamsburg average.) The building comes from MDIM, which is producing some of the more interesting buildings in Brooklyn. Calll them the anti-Hot Karls. There are 13 units, but the building isn’t up on Corcoran’s website yet and doesn’t have it’s own site. There was one unit listed for $639,000 on Streeteasy that now shows as “unavailable.” Anyone have an opinion about the look of this one?

Tags: Williamsburg

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Brenda from Flatbush // Feb 6, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Woody *and* tinny!

  • 2 Jim // Feb 6, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Looks like the Brooklyn House of Detention has found a new home here. Aren’t those bars just great?

  • 3 mh // Feb 6, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    why would you want those stupid slats obstructing the light coming into your apt? Also, those will look gross soon, as they fade with the weather and become grey and not so nice. looks great now, but the bldg will start to look ‘run down’ real quick because of those things….

  • 4 zip // Feb 7, 2009 at 3:21 am

    the bars are illegal. firefighters cant get thru them

  • 5 Gary // Feb 7, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    That is a horror show. Makes the Satori look like the Taj Mahal. Reminiscent of an old set of dysfunctional vertical blinds.

  • 6 The Man // Feb 10, 2009 at 10:51 am

    What a bunch of stidgy naysayers.