08/27/14 2:00pm

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Ted & Honey Cafe at the Navy Yard’s BLDG 92 is closing this Friday, according to an email from Navy Yard reps. When we stopped by, the worker behind the counter told us business hadn’t been good. We don’t know what will replace the cafe, which is a branch of the original Ted & Honey Cafe and market on Clinton Street in Cobble Hill. But T&H will still run their catering operation, Parker Red, at a commercial kitchen in the Navy Yard. Food options are supposed to return to BLDG 92 in the spring. GMAP

08/27/14 12:58pm

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The sleeping arrangement won’t be to everyone’s liking but otherwise this co-op at 146 Columbia Heights looks very nice. The junior one bedroom (or is it a studio?) has lots of original details as well as a modernized kitchen and bath. The monthly maintenance is $832 and the asking price is $695,000.

146 Columbia Heights, #3 [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

08/27/14 12:15pm

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This two-bedroom, two-bath condo for rent in a Park Slope brownstone has a clean but warm feel with original floors and a fancy kitchen. The 923-square-foot pad features an attractive living room with space for eating, an office and a balcony, as well as central air and two wood-burning fireplaces. But the caveat is that it’s only available for a year, furnished or unfurnished. Rent is about what you’d expect for the north end of the Slope — $4,500 a month.

661 Carroll Street, #3 [Town Residential] GMAP

08/27/14 12:00pm

Over at Brownstoner Queens, Montrose Morris profiles a landmarked cobblestone (yes, cobblestone!) home standing in Bayside, Queens. The house is one of the rare examples of the Arts and Crafts style in New York City, and one of the earliest houses of this type to be constructed here. Read the full history right this way…

08/27/14 10:45am

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A reader sent us this photo of the Carlton Mews Church conversion at 232 Adelphi Street in Fort Greene, which is slowly becoming 12 condos. Last year, the DOB issued permits for a residential conversion, designed by RSVP Studio. Four of the units will be duplexes, and the cellar will have fitness and recreation rooms, according to Schedule A filings. (more…)

08/27/14 10:00am


A two-bedroom, two-bath apartment in Williamsburg has sold for the eye-popping price of $1,906 per square foot, almost certainly a record for the neighborhood and one of the highest-priced sales in all of Brooklyn. (To put it in perspective, over at the record-setting Pierhouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights, condos have been selling for an average of $1,800 per square foot, with the biggest penthouse unit going for about $2,236 per square foot, or $11,180,000,  the Wall Street Journal reported in May.) (more…)

08/27/14 9:30am

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We’re sad to report that the prominent and quite old wood frame at the corner of Throop and Pulaski in Bed Stuy is now nothing but a bunch of debris. The mansard-roofed house at 330 Throop Avenue stood three stories tall and was built sometime before 1873. It was configured as a three-family and sat on a double lot that measures 45 by 85 feet. It was also a Building of the Day a year ago. (more…)


Brookland Capital has at least 46 developments in the works in Brooklyn right now — all condos — but most of them are in less prominent spots than the one the firm has just scooped up for $7,400,000 on 4th Avenue. The very active developer, whose private sources of capital have allowed it to build condos when most in Brooklyn could develop only rentals, is planning a 13-story building with 45 apartments plus ground-floor shops at 550-554 4th Avenue, The New York Observer reported. (more…)

08/27/14 8:30am


“Poor Door” in a New York Tower, Edge, Opens a Fight Over Affordable Housing [NY Times]
Readers Respond to “Life After Brooklyn” [NY Times]
Police Sergeants’ Union Warns Against Democratic Convention in Brooklyn [NY Times]
Tech Tenants Filling a Slice of Brooklyn Called Dumbo Heights [NY Times]
Parents Scramble for Pre-K Seats in Brooklyn District [NY Times]
‘Burg Building Super Dons Suit to Get Rid of Nasty Hornets [NY Post]
Crown Heights Tenants Battle to Survive in Rent-Stabilized Units [NY Daily News]
LICH Nurses Taking SUNY Back to Court in Brooklyn [Brooklyn Eagle]
Yet Another Love Lane Mews Condo Sells for Over Ask [Curbed]
Inside Jack The Horse Tavern: Brooklyn Heights’ Best-Kept Secret Expands [Gothamist]
An Illicit Nutella Restaurant Is Opening in Brooklyn [Gothamist]
Permits Filed: 299 Livingston Street, Downtown Brooklyn [NYY]
Revealed: Medgar Evers College Library Expansion [NYY]
Williamsburg Co-op Board Calls Critics of Election System “Uninformed” [DNAinfo]
Former Roberta’s Chef Opens Restaurant Focusing on off-Menu Items [DNAinfo]

08/26/14 4:30pm

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After 11 Years of Controversy, Atlantic Yards Becomes Pacific Park Brooklyn [Next City]
Is De Blasio Snubbing Southern Brooklyn? [Bensonhurst Bean]
New York Brick Oven Pizza Closed for Good, 1504 Cortelyou Road Is Now for Rent [DPC]
Extended Lottery Now in Place for New Pre-K Seats at Bishop Ford [KensingtonBK]
Shop Talk With Brooklyn Makers Boundless Brooklyn [BHS]
BAM Is Holding a Throwback Subway Film Series [Brokelyn]
On 250 Clarkson: Yep, Landlords Matter [Q at Parkside]
Pizza D’Amore to Open on Avenue U Near Batchelder Street [Sheepshead Bites]