Williamsburg

Williamsburg construction update: Spitzer Enterprises’ 420 Kent Ave. development

February 21, 2018 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The three glass-clad buildings at left are Spitzer Enterprises' 420 Kent Ave. development, which we photographed while riding the NYC Ferry. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Eye on Real Estate

All that glitters is not gold.

Sometimes it’s a glass curtain wall.

The glistening glass we’re talking about covers the facade of 416 Kent Ave., which Spitzer Enterprises is building.

You can see it flash when the afternoon sun hits it if you’re riding the NYC Ferry to Williamsburg.
The building is one of three rental-apartment towers that former Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s company is constructing at the South Williamsburg ferry landing, and the closest one to completion.

The project’s overall address is 420 Kent Ave.

The reflective glass is also eye-catching when you walk along Kent Avenue. Spitzer Enterprises’ development site extends along the avenue from Broadway to South 8th Street.

As numerous publications have reported, the three-building development will have a total of 857 apartments. Twenty percent of the units will be affordable housing.

The buildings were designed by architecture firm ODA. They are configured to look like stacked-up boxes. Because of their design, 80 percent of the apartments in them will have corner windows.  

Spitzer resigned his position as New York’s governor in 2008 after scandalously consorting with prostitutes.

The “Luv Gov,” as he was nicknamed, rejoined his family’s real estate firm in 2014.