Construction updates on Williamsburg’s Hotel Row, AKA Wythe Avenue

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June 28, 2017 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Frogs on a Wythe Avenue mural seem to be thinking, “I only have eyes for you.” Eagle photos by Lore Croghan
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I only have eyes for you, dear.

That classic Harry Warren-Al Dubin tune comes to mind when we walk up Wythe Avenue.

There’s so much to see, from the cool people sitting at the sidewalk cafes to the murals on random walls (even when those murals are actually advertisements) to the hotels that keep sprouting up.

The other day, we took some new photos to show how the avenue continues to evolve.

Work continues at the Hoxton

There’s a hotel taking shape under that black netting.

Behold the Hoxton.

Progress has been made on the construction of the nine-story, 175-room property being built by London-based developer Ennismore on Williamsburg’s Hotel Row, which is what we call Wythe Avenue.

The Hoxton, whose address is 97 Wythe Ave., has frontage on North 9th and North 10th streets. It’s going to open this year, its website says.

On a building on the opposite side of Wythe Avenue from the Hoxton, Delta Air Lines and Tinder have painted a massive advertisement they call the #DeltaDatingWall.

It’s a mural with scenes from popular tourist destinations like Paris. The tongue-in-cheek concept is that if you snap selfies for your dating profile in front of the scenes, it will seem like you’re well-traveled, and you will be desirable to other people on Tinder.

Can you name the other Wythe Avenue hotels?

The Hoxton is catercorner to the Williamsburg Hotel, which opened in late January.

Heritage Equity Partners, which is developer Toby Moskovits’ firm, constructed this 150-room property at 96 Wythe Ave.

The most famous — and long-established — of the properties on Hotel Row is the Wythe.

Two Trees Management’s creation is in a century-plus-old building formerly known as Weidmann Cooperage, which is crowned by a modern addition. This hotel is at 80 Wythe Ave. on the corner of North 11th Street.

Another hotel, the William Vale, opened last summer at 111 North 12th St., which is on the corner of Wythe Avenue.

Riverside Developers’ eye-catching 183-room property has a rooftop bar on its 22nd floor called Westlight that’s popular for viewing sunsets.

Also, on the roof of a low-rise retail building that’s part of the hotel, you will find Vale Park, a grassy recreation area that’s open to the public.

Work is proceeding at 25 Kent Ave.

Vale Park is an ideal spot to check on construction progress at 25 Kent Ave., which is a project that’s right across from the William Vale and has frontage on Wythe Avenue.

The full-block property’s other borders are North 12th and North 13th streets.

A structure is starting to take shape on one end of the development site, while bulldozers are digging in the earth on the other end of it.

The groundbreaking for 25 Kent Ave. took place last fall.  

This development by Heritage Equity Partners and Rubenstein Partners is a spec office building with space for light manufacturing. It will be eight stories tall and about 500,000 square feet in size.

The developers recently announced that they expect 25 Kent Ave. to open in summer 2018.

The Class-A office project is now pre-leasing. The brokerage that’s handling the leasing is Newmark Knight Frank.

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