Councilman Brad Lander
Debbie Fuka of Aguayo & Huebener, speaking on behalf of 333 Carroll Street developer
333 Carroll Street project manager "YC" on left and developer Isaac Fishman on right
It's Confirmed: 333 Carroll Street Will Lose Its Top
The Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association had invited, Isaac Fishman, owner and developer of 333 Carroll Street, the beautiful old industrial building with the huge 2-story 'steel birdcage' on top, to attend their monthly meeting in order to update the community on how he will proceed. At the meeting last night, Fishman confirmed that the addition will indeed be taken down.
Speaking for Fishman, Debbie Fuka of Aguayo & Huebener, explained that construction will resume shortly and will be fully enclosed in the existing building, without the additional floors. When finished, there will be 37 one-two & three-bedroom apartments available. A parking lot in the rear of the building will accommodate 9 parking spaces. The developer allowed this blogger to take a photo of the proposed design (see above), but repeated several times that this was just a preliminary drawing of what the building will look like after completion.
The news that the structure will lose its unsightly top was greeted with relief from the audience. A resident on Carroll Street told Mr. Fishman that his block was going to host a giant barbeque the day addition comes down.
I would like to thank Councilman Brad Lander and his staff who were immensely helpful in regards to this issue. Their ongoing dialogue with the developer, with the NYC Department of Buildings and with the community were key in resolving the issue.