New York Avenue / Ivy City

Offering potential for both commercial and manufacturing uses as well as parcels of land suitable for mixed-use development, including large-scale retail, New York Avenue, NE, is becoming a destination for shopping, restaurants, and businesses that support the “maker” and innovation economy.

Breweries, Distilleries + Incubators

  • The area is home to Atlas Brew Works, Jos. A. Magnus & Co. Distillery, New Columbia Distillers, One Eight Distilling, Republic Restoratives Distillery, Supreme Core Cider, Brooklyn’s Other Half Brewery (2019/20) and Union Kitchen’s food incubator.
  • City Winery’s first DC location opened in Q2 2018 and includes a restaurant and bar, a 320-seat concert hall, and wine production space.

Alexander Crummell School Redevelopment

The 2.5-acre site will be redeveloped into 340 residential units, 22,000 SF of retail and 35,000 SF of industrial space (occupied by ProFish). The school will be renovated and used for community purposes (e.g. daycare center, health clinic, culinary school, and recreation).


  • 158,000+ residents within a 10-minute car ride
  • 70,500 average daily traffic count (New York Ave., NE)
  • Detailed demographics

Hecht Warehouse at Ivy City

The historic warehouse and adjacent land were redeveloped into 350 apartments and 200,000 SF of retail space. Retailers include BicycleSPACE, Gravitas, Bikram Yoga, MOM’s grocery store, Nike, Petco, Planet Fitness, Dock FC, Ari’s Diner, La Puerta Verde, TJ Maxx, Compass Coffee (2019), and a 67,000 SF Target in 2020.

Great Streets Retail Small Business Grants

New York Avenue is a designated Great Streets corridor. As funds become available small businesses can apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs. In 2018, up to $50,000 was awarded per location.

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