New York’s presidential primary vote doesn’t happen until April 19, 2016, but if you’re planning to participate and aren’t already enrolled for your party, you do so by this Friday, October 9, according to the NYC Campaign Finance Board. (more…)
As autumn sets in, summer’s outdoor favorites are drawing to a close. (more…)
Brooklyn, one building at a time.
As the automobile’s importance grew, sometimes a plot of land was more important as a garage than as dwellings. Here’s such a case from 1916.
Address: 406-410 MacDonough Street
Cross Streets: Stuyvesant Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard
Neighborhood: Stuyvesant Heights
Year Built: 1916
Architectural Style: Early-20th-century garage
Architect: Eric O. Holmgren
Other works by architect: 122-134 Brooklyn Avenue in Crown Heights North; Evening Start Baptist Church (former LDS Chapel) on Gates Avenue in Bedford Stuyvesant; 189 Ocean Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens; theaters in Williamsburg; Alku Toinen Cooperative Apartments in Sunset Park
Landmarked: Yes, part of Stuyvesant Heights Expansion Historic District (2013)
In 1905, the first automobile show in Brooklyn took place at the 23rd Regiment Armory, at the corner of Bedford and Atlantic avenues. It was the beginning of Brooklyn’s love affair with the automobile. (more…)
If spectacular and unusual tile, mantels and original detail are your thing, you will want to check out this landmarked single-family home 71 Midwood Street in the Lefferts Manor District of Prospect Lefferts Gardens. (more…)
Local activist group and former Pierhouse lawsuit plaintiff Save the View Now (STVN) plans to attend tonight’s Community Board 2 meeting and request Pierhouse’s Starwood 1 Hotel be denied a liquor license, the Brooklyn Eagle reported. (more…)
In light of the controversy and parent complaints surrounding the rezoning proposal for Dumbo’s P.S. 8 and Vinegar Hill’s P.S. 307, the Department of Education has decided to hold a two-month discussion period before the plan is submitted to Community Education Council 13 for a formal vote. (more…)
Boerum Hill — especially Atlantic Avenue — has changed drastically over the past decade. The historic brownstones and rowhouses are still there, as are the antique stores and the Middle Eastern markets, but they’ve been joined by upscale restaurants, bridal boutiques, and art galleries. Add to that the proximity to institutions like Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and it’s no wonder that demand for housing in Boerum Hill has increased.
The newest change to this upwardly mobile neighborhood is at Atlantic Avenue and Nevins Street, in a lot formerly occupied by the Atlantis Super Wash Center and its oversized, largely unused parking lot.
Architect Morris Adjmi, the man behind Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel, has different plans for the space. Featuring a design meant to complement neighboring rowhouses, 465 Pacific will bring 30 new homes and plenty of retail space to the corner. The residences, ranging from one- to five-bedroom, will include terrace duplex homes and penthouses. The 1,300-square-foot rooftop garden features panoramic city views. (more…)
Submissions are still going strong for our #thedoorsofbrooklyn photo challenge and we are gawking at all these glorious doors spotted in Brooklyn neighborhoods. We’ve noticed many brownstone portraits, but we love seeing the more creative snaps like Industry City’s street art–inspired portal or the Jean-Michel Basquiat garage door. (more…)
The parlor floor apartment of Gauri Nanda came with ornate original moldings and marble fireplaces typical of Brooklyn’s most over-the-top brownstones. But historic details didn’t stop the designer from transforming the space to fit her modern personal taste. (more…)
Think you know what has the biggest impact on property prices? You might have to think again. (more…)
Eight years after conceiving of the idea to convert a former tobacco warehouse into a new theatrical home at 45 Water Street, five years after getting a lease to the site, four years after going to court over it, and two years after breaking ground, St. Ann’s Warehouse held a ribbon cutting for its new facility in Dumbo on Tuesday.