Bed-Stuy: No Longer Immune to Hideous Condos

Bed Stuy: No Longer Immune to Hideous Condos

Bed-Stuy’s been one of Brooklyn’s biggest real estate boom neighborhoods for a while now, but for obvious reasons, we’d laughed off any “the new Williamsburg” comparisons as nonsense realtor-speak. Well, here’s one way in which the neighborhood really is catching up to the ‘Burg: preposterously ugly condos!

Brownstoner found this rendering for an incoming development at 785 Dekalb (between Tompkins and Throop), which includes plans for “asymmetrical portholes and a glass dome, the six-story building will have 70 units spread across 52,429 feet of residential space, according to new building permits.”

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I’d read recently the architecture community hates early releases (and early judgment) of renderings, which are essentially rough drafts, but still: ahahaha. That dome! For further context, Cinema Treasures has pictures of the Kismet, the old vaudeville theater-turned-church that developers for this place tore down back in 2009. Seems like, um, a fair trade.

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