From Fort Greene to East New York, here’s a rundown of big developments with affordable housing wrapping up construction and set to open this year.
In the News
Luxury Condos on Brooklyn’s 4th Avenue [NYT]
Bed Stuy Street Named in Honor of Carey Gabay, Slain Former Aide to Gov. Cuomo [NYDN]
New HIV Infections in NYC Highest in Bed Stuy and Crown Heights [AMNY]
Pols to Mayor: Fix Southern Brooklyn Transit Before Building Flashy Streetcar [BK Daily]
A New Wallabout Fragrance Destination Helps You Find Your Scent, Watch It Get Made [Vogue]
Meet the Business Owners Waking Up Windsor Terrace’s “Sleepy” Food Scene [DNA]
Holy Cannoli, Hipsters! 71-Year-Old Williamsburg Bakery Tries Something New [DNA]
Top Brownstoner Stories
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Happy Lunar New Year! Watch drummers perform on 86th Street in Brooklyn in 2015, below. (more…)
Many of this week’s picks need at least a little bit of work — an outdated kitchen here, not quite enough character there — but there’s plenty of potential.
Which would you choose? (more…)
Behold the Vast DeKalb Market Hall, Turning Downtown Brooklyn Into a Foodie Destination
“I think Brooklyn deserves all this,” said DeKalb Market Hall managing partner Anna Castellani as she guided Brownstoner on a hard-hat tour of the subterranean cafeteria. Beneath the mixed-use behemoth of Downtown Brooklyn’s second City Point tower, a sprawling food market is quickly taking shape. What is it Brooklyn deserves? Great food. (more…)
Has Williamsburg lost its luster, or is Gavin McInnes just cashing in? The Vice Media co-founder — who left the company in 2007 citing “creative differences” — has listed his luxe 1,300-square-foot penthouse for $2.499 million, as first noted by Curbed.
That’s more than double what he paid for the pad a mere five years ago. (more…)
In the News
Coney Island Boardwalk Pushed for Landmark Status [NYDN]
Senate Task Force to Hold Hearing in Dyker Heights on Heroin Addiction [Eagle]
East New York Residents Say Little Has Changed Since NYPD’s Stairwell Shooting [Gothamist]
4 Reasons a $2.5 Billion Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Doesn’t Add Up [Streetsblog]
Bushwick Youth Create Jobs (and Community Roots) Through Local Compost Program [Yes Mag]
550-Seat Restaurant Planned for Banks of Polluted Gowanus Canal [DNA]
How Shore Road Almost Didn’t Become a Park [Hey Ridge]
If you don’t have much experience with cork flooring, you might have the wrong idea about what it looks like. No one is suggesting you cover your floor with an Office Max bulletin board. And it certainly won’t resemble your sister-in-law’s DIY wine cork art.
Cork flooring can look like your typical solid wood floor. But is it the right choice for your home? Read on for the surprising pros and cons of cork. (more…)
Brownstoner takes on Brooklyn history in Nabe Names, a series of briefs on the origins and surprising stories of neighborhood nomenclature.
Deep within the alphabetized grid that characterizes Brooklyn’s southern residential realms, Canarsie is still steeped in the awnings and accents of another era in the borough’s history. (more…)
Our picks this week offer a range in both style and condition. They include a newly revamped Bed Stuy flip, a classic Stuy Heights brownstone, a brick Carroll Gardens three-story that needs some attention and a fully detached Windsor Terrace house that defies easy description.
Starting out in Bed Stuy, we’ve got a four-story flip at 521 Greene Avenue. It’s quite a nice one, renovated top to bottom in a thoroughly modern style, with open-plan living spaces and steel-railed staircases. It offers a two-bedroom triplex (which includes a finished basement) with a three-bedroom duplex above. (more…)
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