City Council votes to approve River Ring, clearing the way for massive waterfront Williamsburg development


The City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve River Ring, a massive new development on the Williamsburg waterfront, effectively bringing to a close the city’s lengthy land use review process and clearing the path for the two towers to move ahead.

Developed by Two Trees Management, the company who redeveloped the former site of the Domino Sugar Refinery just south of the future River Ring site, the project will bring two enormous mixed-use towers — the southern tower, reaching 750 feet, will become the second-tallest in the borough — with more than 1,050 new apartments, 263 of which would be permanently affordable, office and retail space, and a publicly accessible plaza and large public waterfront park.