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Japanese Restaurant and Ballroom to Open at Former OUTPUT Location

OUTPUT (74 Wythe Ave.) (via Google Maps)

A Japanese restaurant and events space with a retractable glass roof and rooftop lounge will move into the former home of OUTPUT at 74 Wythe Ave. in Williamsburg.

A representative for the developer, Joshua Kaiser presented the plans for the new venue to Brooklyn Community Board 1 at last week’s public hearing.

OUTPUT opened in 2013 and was known for its no-hassle door policy and late-night dance parties that sometimes drew the ire of neighbors over the noise levels. Continue reading

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Collapsed Scaffolding on Wythe Avenue Crushes Parked Cars

Three cars were crushed by the partially collapsed wall and construction scaffolding on Wythe Avenue and N. 13 Street.

A partial wall and scaffolding collapse crushed three cars parked at the corner of Wythe Avenue and N. 13th Street in Williamsburg at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

The partial collapse was caused by a backhoe vehicle that backed into the wall at the demolition site, according to FDNY. No injuries were reported. Continue reading

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2009 vs. 2019: Williamsburg Hotels Edition

If you’ve noticed a flurry of 2009 vs. 2019 selfies on your social media feed recently, you’re not alone. We thought to apply the concept to Williamsburg hotels and compare in photos how the land on which they’re built has changed over the past 10 years. Reminisce of the days when your visiting friends and family would have to trek across the East River for a hotel room:

The William Vale (111 N. 12th St):

The William Vale (111 N. 12th St) (Google Maps)


(Google Maps)

Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave.):

Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave.) (Google Maps)
(Google Maps)

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