25 Kent

Streetware Brand Kith Signs as 25 Kent’s First Long-Term Tenant

25 Kent: (Image courtesy of Ty Cole)

The 25 Kent Avenue development on the Williamsburg/Greenpoint border, known as “25 Kent,” has signed its first longterm “anchor tenant.”

The streetwear brand Kith will move its office from the current NoHo location to a 57,679 square-foot space on the third floor of the mixed-use industrial and commercial building.

In total, Kith will relocate its 75-person production and office operations team, along with opening a new ground-floor retail space at 25 Kent, according to the Commercial Observer:

The company will occupy two-thirds of the property’s 87,000 square feet of manufacturing space, and it will open a new 2,000-square-foot retail store on the ground floor. This will be the second Brooklyn retail location for Kith, which also has stores at 233 Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights and its Soho flagship at 337 Lafayette.

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Notes from Wednesday’s Community Development Meeting

Rendering of 21 India Street via Corcoran
Rendering of 21 India Street via Corcoran

On Wednesday, Greenpoint residents came together at the Polish and Slavic Center (176 Java Street) for a community development meeting organized by Councilman Stephen Levin. The meeting promised information about how new construction along the waterfront, will impact Greenpoint.

Representatives from Greenpoint Landing, The Greenpoint (21 India Street) and Heritage Equity Partners (25 Kent) presented the most recent developments regarding their on-gong construction projects, and took questions from community members. Then community organizations took the floor to discuss their recent work. Neighbors Allied for Good Growth, the Department of Environmental Conservation, Curb Your Litter, and Evergreen all turned out to detail their ongoing efforts on behalf of Greenpoint. Here are notes from the 2 hour meeting:

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A Streetcar Named Whose Desire, Exactly? — The Hook-Up 2/12

Photo: Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector
Photo: Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector

Is it the Streetcar Named Desire for the people of New York, or is de Blasio’s proposed streetcar linking Brooklyn and Queens a developer’s fantasy in the making? In either case, here’s what we know so far.

We know slightly more about the L Train Shutdown than we did last week. Brace yourselves, because it seems as though “1 year vs. 3 years” was a generous estimate.

It only took a year, but the reports from the CitiStorage fire investigation have been wrested into public view by The Brooklyn Paper. The fire was allegedly sparked by a light fixture, subdued, and then reignited. Kind of weird that department reps maintained their line that the investigation was ongoing, even though investigators signed off on the report on Jan. 8. Continue reading

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