Brewer’s Row, A History of Breweries in Bushwick

With construction on the first of ten developments at the former Rheingold brewery site in Bushwick set to start this summer, I thought it might be interesting to look into the history of Bushwick’s breweries. The Rheingold brewery, which opened in 1883, was one of two dozen breweries operating in Bushwick at the time. Now, only two of the original buildings remain, one of which is home to a small brewery. What happened to Bushwick’s formerly thriving brewing industry? In the 1840s and 1850s, Brooklyn saw a wave of immigration […]

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100 Barclay Street – Impressive New Development Opening 2016

by Bo Poulsen I am excited to share that I have been granted early access to 100 Barclay, the 1926 Ralph Walker-designed building considered by many architectural historians to be the first art deco skyscraper and one of his last buildings that will be converted into condos.  Buildings aren’t built like this anymore and the developer has done a great job of maintaining the integrity of the original interior and exterior architecture.  Just like the recently converted condos at Walker and Stella Tower, 100 Barclay is one of a fading […]

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