146 Berry: Another One Bites the Dust
The latest Williamsburg lot to get a big raze is the 146 Berry Street at North 5th (aka. 91 North 5th). Formerly the home of Mobius, an art moving and storage company, the one-story brick structure recently sold to the Morton Group of Delray, Florida, for an alleged $7 million. Crews were busy gutting the interior and roof Tuesday at the outset of yet another building-ectomy.
A quick check of city building permits reveals the owner is attempting to get approval for a six-story, 40-unit apartment complex to be designed by Karl Fischer (of 80 Roebling 'fame').
Nothing on this one so far on Karl Fischer's "upcoming projects" page (click "News"). But lots of renderings of buildings with dubious locations like "North 7th Street" (looks the corner of Wythe), and "North 1st Street and Grand Avenue" (they run parallel). Could make for a fun day of 'match the render with its corresponding hole in the ground'.
Incidentally, the build applications for 146 Berry have been rejected a half-dozen times since October for various (and likely technical) issues. But naturally, the sidewalk shed and demo permits are signed and sealed.
Goodbye 146 Berry; we hardly new ye...