Crashing Greenpoint and Changing on a Dime in Williamsburg — the Hook-up (3/9)
Hey Greenpoint, Judd Apatow would like a word with us. He’s filming his latest HBO comedy series here in Greenpoint, at Cine Magic East River Studios, and word Bookstore (126 Franklin Street) will be making an appearance.
If you’re more into condos than comedy, you’re in luck, since yet another building of luxury condos is on the market here in Greenpoint. The new development, calling itself Greenpoint 282, even though it’s at 282 Nassau Avenue near McGolrick Park, has one, two and three bedroom apartments starting at $795K.
Speaking of money and real estate, no plan has merged those two things this week quite as well as the new design for Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh. The building at south 5th and Havemeyer will be refurbished and a new 22-story residential tower will rise beside it. Thirty percent of the apartments in the new building will be let at affordable prices. At the same time, the Landmarks Preservation Commission is holding hearings to decide whether or not to designate the bank building a historic landmark.
And changes are taking place in Queens, too. The MTA announced this week that it will remove the moving walkway from the Court Square station this summer in advance of L-pocalypse. The agency hopes removing the walkway will yield more space for commuters to transfer between the G and the E and M trains.
And when it comes to moving quickly, two men fled a bodega on Greenpoint Avenue with $50 in cash.