07/28/14 2:00pm


When we stopped by the old Liquid Oz space at 302 Malcolm X Boulevard in Bed Stuy recently, the building was still for sale (or at least the sign was still up) but workers were busy building out the retail space for a new business. Like Liquid Oz, it will be a cafe, they told us, and should be open by August 1 or so. The new sign on the window glass says the name will be JHBK. GMAP

07/28/14 1:30pm

130 fort grene place fort greene 72014

This four-story brick house has beautiful Greek Revival features but is in need of a top-to-bottom overhaul. Built in 1856, according to the listing, the landmarked house has classical pediments over the exterior openings, ear moldings around openings on the parlor floor, marble mantels with arches or flattened neoclassical columns, and original pocket doors.

The two-family house is 20 feet wide by 40 feet deep with an extension on the two lower floors. No kitchens or bathrooms are shown, and the listing says the property “will need complete updating.”

Think it’s worth the $2,395,000 ask?

130 Fort Greene Place [CORE] GMAP

07/28/14 12:57pm

360 furman street brooklyn heights 72014

This new listing at One Brooklyn Bridge Park might be the nicest apartment we’ve seen in the waterfront building. (We’re not forgetting about the $32,000,000 penthouse but that’s sui generis and not really comparable.) This place has it all: four bedrooms, five bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, amazing views. This kind of place doesn’t come cheap though: Asking price is $7,950,000. Get out those checkbooks!

360 Furman Street, #1015 [Corcoran] GMAP

07/28/14 12:15pm

943 st marks avenue crown heights 72014

Here’s a slightly pricey but modern one-bedroom condo for rent in Crown Heights. The exposed brick might not appeal to everyone, but the kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a decent amount of cabinet space. The big windows help open up the living room too. However, the asking price seems ambitious for this size and location. What do you think of it for $2,000 a month?

943 St. Marks Ave, #2A [Ideal Properties] GMAP

07/28/14 10:45am

236 17th street south slope

A seven-story apartment building is planned for the corner of 17th Street and 5th Avenue in Greenwood Heights, in the parking lot of the former Aaron’s Fine Ladies Apparel. The project at 236 17th Street will have 17 units spread across 19,993 square feet, according to a new building application filed last week. It will also include seven enclosed parking spaces.


07/28/14 9:30am


Developer Two Trees has filed building applications for the northernmost site in the Domino Sugar Factory development, 262 Kent Avenue, as New York YIMBY first reported. The 281,869-square-foot structure will rise on Site A, between South 1st and Grand streets. In the rendering, that’s the building on the far left. It will have 30 stories and 93 apartments, with nearly equal amounts of residential and commercial space. (more…)

07/28/14 9:00am


The push to redevelop Sunset Park’s waterfront industrial spaces into a thriving manufacturing center for artisanal goods along the lines of the Navy Yard continues. The de Blasio administration has pledged to invest $100,000,000 into making over 500,000 square feet of the city-owned Brooklyn Army Terminal, pictured above, The Wall Street Journal reported. (more…)

07/28/14 8:30am


De Blasio Deal Could Extend Bike Sharing East of Nostrand [NY Times]
By the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, a Treasure Island [NY Times]
In Coney Island, Weaving a Confection That Tastes Like Long-Ago Summers [NY Times]
A Bright Future Ahead for Sunset Park Paint Plant [NY Post]
Williamsburg Armory Not for Sale: State [NY Daily News]
Brooklyn Leads City With 884 Investment Property Sales in 2014 [Brooklyn Eagle]
Brooklyn’s Evolution From Small Town to Big City to Borough [Curbed]
New ‘Burg Condos at 260 North 9th Street Boast Beams, Concrete, “Aggressive” Pricing [Curbed]
Ask a Native New Yorker: What’s the Most Authentic NYC Neighborhood? [Gothamist]
There Is an Actual Japanese House in Flatbush-Ditmas Park [Untapped Cities]
New Mixed-Use Project at 385 Broadway in Williamsburg [BuzzBuzzHome]
Cops Collect DNA Evidence in Brooklyn Bridge Flag Caper [CNN]
Is Troy the New Brooklyn? [Times Union]
Luxury Housing Sparks Retail Along Brooklyn’s 4th Avenue [TRD]
“Very Odd-Shaped” Empty Crown Heights Lot Will Become Residential Building [DNAinfo]

07/25/14 4:30pm

coney at sunset ekonon

Lyft Says It’s Starting New York City Service [Brooklyn Eagle]
Pushy Crown Heights Sign Urges You to “Please Dress Modestly” [Gothamist]
Shake Shack Coming to Williamsburg? [Free Williamsburg]
Urban Entomology: The Cicadas Are Coming! [Ditmas Park Corner]
Starbucks May Be Opening Another Williamsburg Location, But With Booze [DNAinfo]
Red Hook Locals Divided Over Plan to Add Dance Studios to Public Library [DNAinfo]
Permits Filed: 262 Kent Avenue, Domino Sugar Factory Site A [YIMBY]
Join the 72nd Precinct for National Night out Against Crime on August 5 [South Slope News]
Exclusive: Rape Behind the Tinted Glass [Brooklyn Brief]

Photo by ekonon

07/25/14 4:00pm


The Park Slope Civic Council is accepting nominations for new construction projects that make a “positive contribution to maintaining or enhancing” the neighborhood’s historic identity, as part of its newly created Evelyn and Everett Ortner Park Slope Preservation Awards. The Ortners led a huge effort to preserve historic homes in Park Slope and other Brooklyn neighborhoods and played an important part in the creation of the Park Slope Historic District.