37 Bridge Street Update

37 Bridge St

The 37 Bridge Street condo development has been moving quickly and looks like they have done a decent job preserving the style and quality of the the renovation. The original plans called for 48 units (though we haven’t received a confirmation from the developer to confirm). The developer is Bobby Jacobs of Karnusa Equities. The architect Dedy Blaustein “Dedi” lives across from the building as Mr. Jacobs describes in the video below. The building was a former soap factory and include huge 20 foot diameter steel tanks that Mr. Blaustein felt can be preserved with a creative design. These tanks are preserved as corridors into the apartment or part of the apartment and is a feature that won’t ever be recreated in any new condo development. Technically, this building is within the boundaries of the Dumbo Historic District. Here’s the video that was produced by Social Cinema.

Per the video: “For this business-to-business production, Social Cinema interviewed New York architect Dedi [Ed: Dedy Blaustein], whose vision is responsible for this remarkable renovation project. The nearly one-hundred-year-old building, located in Brooklyn’s historic DUMBO district, originally housed the Kirkland Soap Factory. A chance viewing of demolition plans brought the building’s unusual architectural features to Dedi’s attention. Recognizing the potential for an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind residence, he saved it from the wrecking ball. This film gives banks and corporate investors a tour of the property and allows them to view the renovation in progress.”

No info on pricing yet.

Some photo captures from the video and after the jump, a photo of the building before construction started:

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37 Bridge Street

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