|The Domino Sugar Factory: the closest thing we have to Willy Wonka in Williamsburg|
If you've ever drove/ran/biked across the Williamsburg Bridge, you have probably seen the Domino Sugar factory.
The pre-Civil-War industrial building used to be the largest sugar refinery in the world; now, its worn-down streaks are covered with bright graffiti and its drabness is reminiscent of some weird byproduct of the Industrial Revolution from a Charles Dickens's novel. And it might be the newest property to be chewed up by an ever-expanding Waterfront.
According to the New York Daily News,
a DUMBO company called Two Trees Management Group - known for its emphasis
on the start-up tech scene in the Brooklyn enclave - might be buying the property for $160 million in a deal that blows the hinges off the Williamsburg craze.
What's better than one towering condo on the East River?