It’s been a rocky road to the reconstruction of Columbia Street, a $17 million, city-helmed project that was supposed to be completed this fall. Workers have been tearing up the thoroughfare for nearly two years, and most of it is still under construction. At present Columbia Street sports more potholes than stretches of unmarred pavement, making it rough going for cars and bicyclists alike. Given the current state of the street, the city’s target completion date seems improbable, and we have to wonder how the constant construction has affected nearby retail and residents. How big a pain in the ass has it been for area residents? Think it will have all been worth it when all’s said and (hopefully) done?
Columbia Street Project Notice [nyc.gov]
After Community Board Six’s land use committee rejected Methodist Hospital’s expansion proposal, the medical center has gone back to the drawing board to come up with a more pleasing plan. To give the hospital more time, the community board has put off the date of its vote with the full board on the plan until […]
The Brooklyn Public Library has just released its top seven proposals for redevelopment of the Brooklyn Heights Branch at Cadman Plaza West and Tillary, which will be a mixed-use condo building with the library on the ground floor. The BPL and the city’s Economic Development Corporation issued a request for proposals in June, and received […]
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Today, Forest City Ratner started stacking its modular apartments onto the frame of the Atlantic Yards B2 tower, which will become the world’s tallest modular building. The first mod went up at 3:30 am today, according to Atlantic Yards Report. The B2 site is located at Flatbush and Dean Street next to Barclays Center. Video […]