10/13/15 11:31am


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10/13/15 8:30am

St. James Place in Clinton Hill

Elevators Shut Down in 60 Buildings in Wake of Fatal Accident in Williamsburg [NYP]
Most Licensed Booze Makers in New York State Housed in Brooklyn [NYDN]
Deadline Looms for Historic Ocean Liner’s Move to Brooklyn [Curbed]
Real Estate Family, Known for Its Manhattan Holdings, Buys LIC, Williamsburg Properties [Crain’s]
Revealed: 101 Bogart Street in East Williamsburg [NYY]
Deal for Williamsburg Site Near Domino Sugar Hits Snag [TRD]
Community Board to Weigh Plan for 15 Speed Humps in Windsor Terrace [DNA]

[St. James Place in Clinton Hill | Photo: Cate Corcoran]

10/12/15 4:30pm

Brooklyn rain

A “Breaking Bad” Coffee Shop Might Be Coming to Brooklyn [Brokelyn]
Archestratus: A Book and Food Lover’s Sanctuary [Greenpointers]
Dime, Developers Strike Deal on $80 Million Williamsburg Holdings [CO]
Deadline Looms for Historic Ocean Liner’s Move to Brooklyn [Curbed]
Coming Up at Brooklyn Bridge Park [BHB]
Cooking With Charles Can at Court Tree Collective [PMFA]
Still Got It: The Islands in Prospect Heights [Gothamist]

[Photo: Doug Turetsky via Flickr]

10/12/15 2:59pm

Wall Removal Cost in NYC and Brooklyn Brownstone

A Brownstoner reader wants to open up his new Bed Stuy brownstone by removing some of its internal walls.

berniedaman writes:

Moving into a brownstone in Bed-Stuy. Old owners built lots of internal, non-structural walls that we would like to remove. Any way to estimate the cost of breaking down these walls and opening up the plan?

Have you removed walls in your home? How much did it cost? Help our reader out over in the original post.

Have answers? Need help with something? Visit the Brownstoner Forum.