Chic restaurant, housing plan moves forward

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A cool dive bar — with some new affordable housing — is coming to the south side!

The City Council voted last week to rezone a vacant Wythe Avenue lot in Williamsburg, paving the way for a new six-story apartment complex near S. Second Street that will includes the latest clubhouse of Manhattan tastemaker Taavo Somer, co-owner of the Lower East Side restaurant Freeman’s and West Village hangout The Rusty Knot.

The Council’s nod is a reversal of the community board’s recommendation to reduce the number of units on the site. Borough President Markowitz and the City Planning Commission had signed off on the plan, which will include two buildings, one with 59 market-rate units and the other containing 18 below-market rate units.

No date has been set for the groundbreaking, said architect Joe Vance, but the affordable housing will be constructed in two to three years and the market-rate building will go up two years after that.

Updated 5:23 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Brooklyn Blue Collar says:
No!!!! Not another one! So 20% of this building is allocated for who? You're still gonna need a pristine credit score, a ——load of cash to throw down and possibly donate a kidney. These aren't the things that people who need affordable housing have (with the exception of the kidney). Regardless, the majority of the property will be occupied by more transplants who suck the soul out of our city and reshape it for their own selfish needs.

By the way, you can't just build a dive bar.

When will this end? The working class' days are numbered. Don't these people know that they're not as welcomed here as they think they are? Go home.
April 5, 2011, 5:47 pm
M from BILLYBURG says:
brooklyn blue collar is a FOOL! this is how America built the richest most developed free boutiful land in the history of the world. Take notes...

1) Private Property Rights
2) Freedom
3) The right to build and earn profits from building, designing, innovating, and producing.

You are an entitled Puke who wants to tyrranize other people through regulation that benefits you! But the streets you walk were built by free markets and people producing. So get off your complaints. Earn your own buck, as others should and quit crying about people who need 20% set aside to continue to be unmotivated free riders. HEY NY LET'S GET TO WORK!
April 5, 2011, 9:52 pm
Brooklyn Blue Collar says:
To M "from" Billyburg:

America became rich and bountiful because it was built by slaves (free labor). Are you saying that the working class does not earn what little money they make and are not hard workers? Cops who protect you from people stealing your precious iPhone? Sanitation workers who pick up your over-privileged kid's diapers? The motormen who take you to your office every morning so you could be "innovative"? You arrogant POS, you've proved my point exactly. Get the f--k out of our city.
April 5, 2011, 10:20 pm

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