10/09/15 11:45am


The Lady Moody house in Gravesend. Photo by Kate Leonova for PropertyShark

If the Landmarks Preservation Commission took a vote this minute on what to landmark based entirely on oral public testimony Thursday morning at the first of its unprecedented series of backlog hearings at its downtown Manhattan headquarters, the Coney Island Pumping Station would be designated and Green-Wood Cemetery would not. (more…)

10/09/15 11:36am

Out on Pier 2, last night’s fundraising event for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy attracted a number movers and shakers from the city’s real estate and development world. (more…)

10/09/15 8:30am

Washington Ave Clinton Hill Brooklyn

In Sunset Park Chinatown, One Chance to Get the Shot [NYT]
For City Public-Housing Chief, It’s Two Steps Forward, One Step Back [Crain’s]
NYC Boroughs by Bike: Brooklyn [WSJ]
The NYCHA Red Hook West Urban Farm [A/N]
Construction Update: 564 St. Johns Place in Crown Heights [NYY]
Five-Story, 14-Unit Residential Building Filed at 213 20th Street in South Slope [NYY]
Benenson, Rose Seek $158 Million Construction Loan for DoBro Tower [TRD]

[Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill | Photo: Cate Corcoran]

10/08/15 4:30pm

Hudson Avenue in Vinegar Hill

MTA Considering Bike Path on Narrows Span [BK Paper]
Bensonhurst and Gravesend Parks to Get $9.9 Million From City for Repairs [Eagle]
Three Men Caught After Fort Greene Shootout [Gothamist]
While There Are Still Artists in Gowanus: Gowanus Open Studios 2015 [PMFA]
The Boerum Hill Snake-Oil Man [Brownstone Detectives]

[Hudson Avenue in Vinegar Hill | Photo: Jessica Lott]

10/08/15 3:00pm

DOB Audit Brooklyn -- What to Know?

A Brownstoner reader has an upcoming walkthrough with a DOB inspector for a two-family home renovation.

brooklyntoqueens writes:

Our project, a 2 family Alt2 renovation, started with a self certification (Directive 14). At that time I was told that there would be a very high chance that we would be audited before sign off and that’s what’s happening next week. Both electrical and plumbing have been signed off, electrical with a physical DOB inspection and plumbing by the plumber himself. My expeditor asked for a final sign off and we got notified of a request for a “PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION COMPLIANCE AUDIT”

I’ll be doing the walkthrough on my own with the DOB inspector, are there any does or don’ts I should be aware of? What do I need to have with me besides the drawings and amendments? Almost everything is done according to the drawings but there are obviously a few things here and there that are a little different….

Have you ever been audited by the DOB? Have any advice for the poster? Chime in over in the original Brownstoner Forum post.

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