Gone Baby Gone: Metropolitan Avenue artists' studios will Be razed for apartments

Look now while it's still around. The Metropolitan Avenue building with the brokerage sign on it will be demolished, and apartments will be built. Residential properties – like the gray building at left – have already sprouted elsewhere on the East Williamsburg block. Photo by Lore Croghan


Eye On Real Estate

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Here today, gone tomorrow.

The East Williamsburg artists' studios where Breeze and John Clement worked are set for demolition, and apartment buildings will take their place, city Buildings Department filings indicate.

An LLC that has Anthony Gurino of Tahoe Development as a member filed plans for two apartment buildings, each four stories high with seven units, at 878 and 880 Metropolitan Ave. The city agency has approved an application to demolish the latter building.

The LLC bought the properties in December 2013 for a combined $2.5 million from J.T. Smith & Sons Realty Corp., city Finance Department records indicate.

Gurino didn't return a call by deadline. His company, Tahoe Development, built Northpoint Towers, a condo development at 76-84 Engert Ave. in Greenpoint a few years ago.


April 30, 2014 - 1:30pm



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