In The News: ODA New York Designs Brooklyn and Queens

ODA New York is designing Bushwick II, a one-million-square-foot, two-city-block-sized, 800- to 900-unit rental complex on the former site of the Rheingold Brewery in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. Described as a “city within a city,” the building features a complex system of interconnecting courtyards and common spaces, including coffee shops, art galleries, lounges, and fitness areas, most of which will be accessible to the public. The 60,000-square-foot roof will house an urban farm, as well as additional recreation and exercise spaces. A 17,850-square-foot park runs directly through the development’s center, creating a vast public promenade. Developed by All Year Management, 20% of the units will be affordable. In Queens, ODA New York has completed 22-22 Jackson Avenue, located across from MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. The 168,000-square-foot, 11-story rental building, with a boxy form and architectural concrete façade and projected bays, is described as a “vertical village.” The building contains 175 studio- to three-bedroom apartments, many with terraces. Each floor has a floor-to-ceiling windowed hallway; amenities include a third-floor club with a fitness center, swimming pool, landscaped terrace, and lounge. The project is developed by Jeffrey Gershon. Circling back to Brooklyn, ODA New York’s 251 First Street in Park Slope recently topped out. The 82,045-square-foot, 11-story, 44-unit mixed-use condo building is being developed by Vanke and Issac & Stern Architects serves as architect-of-record.