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Meet the Newest Superspace for Bushwick Artists

Artist's rendering of The AnX at 13 Grattan Street. (Photo: Gene Kaufman Architect PC)

Artist’s rendering of The AnX at 13 Grattan Street. (Photo: Gene Kaufman Architect PC)

Looks like architect Gene “the Baron of bland” Kaufman is keeping busy and embracing his artistic side with yet another new project; in addition to ongoing construction of the “timeless and industrial” artists workshops at 100 Bogart Street in East Williamsburg, his firm announced today that construction on a second similar project will begin on April 1, 2015. “The AnX,” will provide 23,000 square feet of artist lofts, and has a target completion date of September 1, 2016.
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As City Plans Live-Work Space For Artists, Developer Starts Building Studios

Photo: Gene Kaufman Architect

Rendering: Gene Kaufman Architect

Mayor De Blasio isn’t the only one pushing workspace for artists — it’s also being added by at least one private developer. Gene Kaufman — an architect better known for his controversial hotels — has designed a mixed-use studio building in East Williamsburg that will open in fall of 2016.
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Williamsburg Is Getting Yet Another Gene Kaufman Building

83 Kent Avenue. (Photo: Jia Guo)

83 Kent Avenue. (Photo: Jia Guo)

There’s yet more change coming to Kent Avenue, just a few blocks from where a chunk of the Domino site is headed for demolition. A filing with the Department of Buildings indicates that the owner of 83 Kent Avenue is seeking to build a seven-story building on the lot near North 9th. Reached by phone yesterday, Jay Weitzman, a member of the LLC that owns the lot, told B+B the new building would include affordable housing units, but didn’t want to speak further about the project.
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