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The Williams, 282 South 5th Street: Review and Ratings

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Carter Horsley
Review of 282 South 5th Street by Carter Horsley

This attractive 13-story rental apartment building, at 282 South 5th Street, in Williamsburg is known as The Williams and has 82 no-fee luxury units.

The building was finished in 2016 and developed by Midwood Investment and Development. Morris Adjmi was the architect and Goldstein, Hill & West was the architect of record.

The site was formerly occupied by the Spilkes Bakery and according to a July 15, 2016 article by C. J. Hughes in The New York Times “rows of metal panels in the lobby were salvaged from the canopy” of the bakery. The building has 31,000 square feet of retail space and 7,100 square feet of community facilities.

Bottom Line

A handsome, mid-rise, setback-tower near the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn with a vegetable garden and dog-run on its large three-floor terrace.


The grey-brick building has a broad two-story base and a setback with large, multi-paned windows.

The tower’s façade has three-story-high grids with light-gray spandrels. 

The building has a 153-car garage.

The large setback has a vegetable garden and a dog run. 


The building has a concierge, a live-in superintendent, a virtual doorman, a gym, a children’s playroom, a roof deck with an outdoor cinema screen, a club room, bicycle room, a garden and storage. It is a smoke-free building. Rent includes heat and hot water.


Apartments range from studios to two-bedroom units and have glass-paneled oak kitchen cabinets, quartz kitchen countertops and Grohe fixtures.

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