Red Hook View. Photo by Bluejake
According to Brooklyn Papers, A German cargo line that offered to bring the city $1.6 billion in trade â€” and with it 400 Brooklyn waterfront jobs â€” was shunned by economic development officials who refused to commit the Red Hook Container Port to shipping operations through 2009. According to the port’s operator, cargo-unloader American Stevedoring Inc. (ASI), the Bremen, Germany-based cargo company Hamburg Sud was set to ship its wares to Brooklyn but is now looking elsewhere after the city cast doubt as to whether the port would remain open beyond 2007, when ASI’s lease expires. City Council Speaker Gifford Miller and Councilman David Yassky, who along with Rep. Jerrold Nadler, want the Port Authority to extend ASI’s lease, sent letters to Gov. George Pataki and Mayor Michael Bloomberg asking them to reconsider comments made at the council hearing by city EDC Executive Vice President Kate Ascher. How do area residents feel about this?
City Shuns Cargo Line [Brooklyn Papers]
Last week an LLC called Buffalo Avenue Realty Associates picked up St. Mary’s Hospital at 170 Buffalo Avenue in the Weeksville neighborhood of Crown Heights. The large private Catholic institution closed in 2005. Surprisingly, it will not be converted into rentals or condos. The new owner has already leased the building to Prospect Park Nursing Home of 1455 […]
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Zamperla Announces Plans for Water Park on Former Thunderbolt Site [Brooklyn Paper] McCarren Park Tree Decorated for 3/11 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Memorial [Greenpointers] Attention Drivers: Lane Closures Scheduled for Belt Parkway at Bay Ridge Avenue [Bensonhurst Bean] Man Indicted for Taking $10K Painting of Basquiat From Williamsburg Gallery [DNAinfo] Pinnacle Buys out Partner in $208 Million Deal for […]
Scaffolding has gone up on the side of the Coignet Building next to Whole Foods, above, where it appears the grocer is finally making good on its obligation to repair the landmark, Gowanus Your Face Off reported. As we noted previously, in December a renovation permit was approved and Whole Foods was fined $3,000 by the […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Private house Address: 218 Arlington Avenue Cross Streets: Corner Ashford Street Neighborhood: Cypress Hills Year Built: Around 1900 Architectural Style: Queen Anne Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No The story: Cypress Hills has a fine collection of housing stock that brings a smile to the face of most old house lovers. […]