The gate is at the site of a former Greenpoint Terminal Market building destroyed by arson nearly two years earlier in May of 2006. Preservationists were seeking to landmark the buildings and the owner Joshua Guttman recently had a deal taking advantage of the rezoning to residential use in 2005 fall through. This site is still undeveloped and a alcoholic homeless man was given rehab for starting the blaze.
A popular donut shop with longtime and new residents on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint.
Restaurants and bars attracting younger crowds began opening up along Greenpoint Avenue all the way into the industrial waterfront areas after the rezoning. The warehouse in the background is part of the Greenpoint Terminal Market and is in the process of being converted to a 155-key hotel by developers Jack and Joshua Guttman.
When formerly industrial areas see an influx of residential buildings, they don't always make good for neighbors. After years of complaints for the smell, this poultry business finally closed. The building and sign still remain and graffiti cycles between removal and accrual
Refining stopped in 2004 at the waterfront factory and the building was slated for multi-use development in 2012 with several of the buildings, including the exterior facade, being given landmark status. The renovation is set to be finished in 2018.
Graffiti on condo development posters for a new building at Berry and N 11th.
With many new developments and conversions along Franklin Street and the Greenpoint waterfront, existing utilities must be expanded and updated to handle the demand.
Polish immigrants Jerzy and Aneta Szot opened Cookie Road, a bakery and coffee shop in their converted garage, at 94 Franklin Street in 2009. After operating a successful business for six years, the sold the business at the end of 2015 to retire.
A Catholic church building converted to condos formerly of the Parish School of Saints Cyril and Methodius on Dupont and Eagle streets in Greenpoint. Numerous church properties have been sold and renovated to residential housing in North Brooklyn.
Live with Animals was an arts studio and performance space at the corner of Kent and Metropolitan in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The building was a canvas for murals and street art.
At the corner of Wythe and N 11th, a former barrel manufacturing building was converted into a trendy hotel, restaurant and events venue. The once desolate corner home to skaters and an occasional well known street art installation like this one by Space Invader, it is now attended by doormen and livery drivers.
A sales agent talks on a sell phone in the lobby of a newly converted condo building.Like Greenpoint and Williamsburg, DUMBO has seen massive development of its industrial buildings and boasts some of the highest rents in Brooklyn.
Zebulon Cafe and Concert venue closed at the end of 2012 after a nine year run featuring experimental, weird and worldly music because "the new Williamsburgers aren't like the old Williamsburgers" according to the club's owner. The place was forced to shut down because new residents had complained about the performance space.
An industrial building home to several businesses until until 2015. In development to a mix use residential building that will extend to Metropolitan.
William Vale hotel under construction in Williamsburg, Brooklyn along with another development at N 9th and Wythe Streets.
Construction companies send workers to cover graffiti and street art with green paint that accumulates during building.
Advertising hailing the new apartments and amenities of the waterfront developments in front of a building on Kent Avenue. After the financial crisis in 2008 construction slowed and many completed condos turned to renting. After a few years, construction was back in full force and the stalled buildings completed.
A panoramic of a bath house and a new condo building on Huron Street in Greenpoint.
The Viridian on Green Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn under construction in 2009. When the units hit the market, sales didn't take off and the building filed bankruptcy and the apartments were rented instead. The building was sold for $103 million 2016, the highest amount for a residential building in Greenpoint.
People walk by a new rental development in Williamsburg named Atelier.
Construction signage at the corner of India and West Streets in Greenpoint depicting the first super tall west facing tower on the Greenpoint waterfront. The building replaces a warehouse and will be right next to the existing ferry terminal.