Hot news out of Greenpoint:

Greenpoint Landing, a 20-acre plot adjacent to Newtown Creek, could break ground as soon as next summer in the biggest real estate development project in Brooklyn waterfront history. The complex, being developed by Park Tower Group, will have 4,000 units of housing across 11 separate buildings totaling 4.2 million square feet.

Affordable housing will comprise 20 percent of the residential units. The luxury towers, designed by Trump SoHo architect Gary Handel, will be 30 and 40 stories high, and amenities will include gyms, spas, indoor swimming pools, rooftop terraces, private park spaces, indoor basketball court, bowling alley and squash facilities.

You can check out the renderings on the Handel Architects site. The ambitious design has drawn some criticism for its uniform all-glass facades that look more appropriate for Miami than New York. New York YIMBY notes:

“The overall scope of ‘Greenpoint Landing’ makes the project look impressive for sheer size, but in terms of architecture, there is little that is appealing. ‘Greenpoint Landing’ may fail to create a vision that is particularly dazzling, but it certainly isn’t a bad proposal–just slightly boring.”

What do you think of this project to revitalize the Greenpoint Lumber Yard? Would you be willing to rely on the G train, luxury tower or no?


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