Just days after Douglaston Development released their embarrassing sales brochure for Williamsburg's "The Edge" waterfront residential towers, and announced the project's sales office will open at Bedford Avenue and North 6th, this curious development:
Imnotsayin awoke this morning to witness the dismantling of our dear friend, the Pile Driver, on that very site. A workman with Underpinning & Foundation Skanska, the Maspeth, NY-based contractor who's effectively replaced our alarm clock since work began on the "Palmer's Dock" development next door, said they were finished for "a while. Maybe eight months." You'll recall, the 'Edge' site received about a dozen randomly-placed piles about a month ago, but since then the site's been quiet. Palmer's Dock, a smaller project (only 1MM square feet...), drove hundreds of piles this spring, just for the first of several buildings going on that property.
We're not popping the champagne corks just yet, however. Another contractor - possibly a Douglaston employee - repairing the security fence just down the block said the project is moving forward, and that they "may be using another company" for the remaining piles. He added that the North 6th Street dead-end - that oasis of free parking (and North Williamsburg's unofficial town dump) - is now private property and will soon be closed off forever.
Douglaston's New Site Map [Gowanus Lounge]
Douglaston's Horrible Brochure [Curbed]