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Photographer Paul Raphaelson, whose images of urban landscapes have been housed in collections at the Museum of the City of New York and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other places, was the last lensman given access to the Domino Sugar Factory before it was demolished last year. The hulking Brooklyn structure, once the […]

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The months-long demolition project taking down the 132-year-old Domino Sugar Factory is almost complete. In April, ANIMAL explored the inside of the abandoned refinery, and in December we returned to observe the entrails of the building that at one point housed the largest sugar refinery in the world. The sight is surreal: the letters from […]

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Kara Walker’s A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby is not subtle. Dusted with 40 tons of bleached sugar, it stands nearly four stories high and lays 75 and a half feet long across the gutted cavern of the Domino Sugar Factory, which will soon to destroyed and replaced with a glossy condo complex. The New Yorker called the work, unsubtly, “Mammy-as-Sphnix.” […]

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Yesterday, City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio agreed on a plan that will allow the redevelopment of Williamsburg’s Domino Sugar Factory to go forward. The deal involved lowering the Area Median Income, which determines who will qualify to rent the new complex’s 700 units of affordable housing. “We came up with a framework that […]

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After a roadblock earlier this week, the march towards turning Williamsburg’s Domino Sugar factory into gleaming, futuristic high-rises will continue as planned. The stall came when Mayor de Blasio asked for more affordable housing units than the developers and Michael Bloomberg, de Blasio’s predecessor, had agreed upon. Under a new compromise, Two Trees, the development company, […]

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The much-dreaded/anticipated redevelopment of the Domino Sugar Factory could be slowing down, as Mayor Bill de Blasio has asked for more affordable housing units than were agreed upon under the Bloomberg administration. Jed Walentas of developer Two Trees isn’t having it, and a continued disagreement could delay the future of the project. “I’d very much […]

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As you may have heard, Williamsburg’s iconic, abandoned Domino Sugar Factory is on its way out, leading the charge toward a luxury, high-dollar future for the neighborhood. As an homage to the beautifully decaying structure, filmmaker 2e created this stop-motion animation that tells the story of an adorable, lovelorn sugar container. Previously, 2e made this […]

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The new face of Williamsburg’s iconic, abandoned Domino Sugar Factory has been revealed. Two Trees Management, which bought the property for $160 million last year, enlisted Barclays Center masterminds ShoP Architects to helm the project’s design, and the result is remarkable and sure to be polarizing: there’s a giant “O” -shaped high-rise that reportedly will […]

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Outshining the latest bunch of writers to hit up the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, the Smart Crew rolled out this very legible and comparatively big piece at the high profile spot. Photo: sabeth718 […]

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Graffiti writers NEKST, ADEK, HAELER, and CHEW managed to sneak onto the roof of the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, adding their egoistic embellishments as well as a tribute to SACE. Closeups below. […]

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