Tomorrow is Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum, and the museum is hosting a series of “Caribbean Community” events that range from a West Indian steel pan orchestra performance to a workshop on traditional Jamaican weaving. The free activities start at 4:30 pm with a performance from the Flatbush-based Crossfire Steel Orchestra. Other performers include a Haitian jazz flutist and the Request Band, which plays a mix of dance hall, funk, reggae and calypso. (more…)
Here is a completely re-worked edition on a previously covered building.
Name: Beverley Road BMT Subway Station Address: 1512 Beverley Road Cross Streets: Marlborough Road and East 16th Street Neighborhood: Beverley Square West Year Built: 1907, with extensive restoration in the 1990s Architectural Style: Mission/Spanish Revival Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No, but on the list of the National Register of Historic Places (2004)
The story: I wish my subway stop had looked like this. This Spanish Mission train station always makes me think that, for just a couple of minutes, I’m not in New York City. That is until you hear people complaining, and then you get shoved around on or off the train. Oh yeah, I’m definitely still in New York. (more…)
More musical chairs at the Greene Grape mini empire in Fort Greene! This time the cafe, the Greene Grape Annex, is moving to much bigger digs into the old space where Greene Grape Provisions (the grocery store) used to be. It will open Thursday, August 7, according to the Annex’s Instagram account and a sign on the window. (more…)
This Dutchess County cottage in Amenia is situated on 18 acres just shy of the New York/Connecticut border, which certainly makes it feel off the beaten path. In reality, however, it’s closer to civilization than you’d think. Wassaic is less than 10 minutes away (have you heard about Wassaic’s free film, arts, dance, and music festival? It starts this weekend), along with a Metro North station. Beds: 2. Baths: 2. Square Feet: 1,404. Lot Size: 18 acres. Est. Taxes: $5,858. Distance from Brooklyn: 1 hour, 55 minutes. (more…)
There are no more gasholder buildings in Brooklyn. While we still have an example of just about every other kind of industrial building still standing somewhere within our borders, the gasholder houses are all gone. They were the most visible signs of an invisible necessity – gas, the substance that lit the houses and streets of the city throughout much of the 19th century.
We still use gas now, but now it’s natural gas. The gas of the 19th century was coal gas, a much different substance that needed to be contained in bulk. Coal gas had to be manufactured, and simply put, was the product of baking coal at high temperatures, and capturing the gases released by the process. The gases were then further purified and stored for later use. The coal burning gas plants were close by, if not right next door to, the gasholder buildings. (more…)
The BKLYN Air has officially kicked off leasing for its 255 units at 309 Gold Street in Downtown Brooklyn, DNAinfo reported. The 40-story tower offers studios, one-, two- and three-bedrooms, as well as a 50-foot-long outdoor heated swimming pool, a two-level fitness center and terrace with “built-in life size chess and checker game boards.”
Rents for studios will start at $2,315, one-bedrooms at $2,950, two-bedrooms at $3,750, two-bedroom, two-baths at $4,570, and penthouses will start at $8,500. Although there aren’t any listings up on StreetEasy yet, we found two in our marketplace for a studio and one-bedroom. Click through for more photos. What do you think of the look and pricing?
It looks like the apartment building going up at 516 Classon Avenue in Clinton Hill is going to miss its summer construction deadline by a wide margin, but nonetheless quite a bit has been accomplished since we last stopped by. In October, it was still just a hole in the ground, and now five out of a total of seven planned stories have risen. (more…)
An old ship-engine repair building in Red Hook will be renovated and turned into store and office space for “creative office and retail tenants,” The New York Observer reported. LIVWRK, the real estate investment and development firm that is also a partner with Kushner Companies and RFR Realty in transforming the Watchtower printing plant buildings into office space for creative and tech companies in Dumbo, bought the building Tuesday for $21,500,000. (more…)