There’s been little action at the Whole Foods site on Third Street and Third Avenue during the past few months, but now workers are in the process of demolishing a vacant warehouse at 190 Third Street. The building is the next-to-last remaining structure Whole Foods needs to level before it has its entire 2.1-acre footprint, which stretches to the east side of the Gowanus Canal, clear. What’s not clear, however, is the status of environmental clean up on the toxically challenged parcel, or when actual building is slated to begin. Whole Foods previously claimed the 68,000-square-foot store would open in spring 2008, but the supermarket’s website presently has a vague opening date to be announced attached to the store description. When we asked how you felt about the grocer’s impending arrival in Brooklyn a couple months ago, the majority of respondents were looking forward to it, albeit with some reservations about the scale and environmental impact. It’ll be interesting to see if public enthusiasm starts to wane if the project gets bogged down for too long.
Poll: People Generally Psyched For Whole Foods [Brownstoner] GMAP
Whole Foods Facing an Uphill Battle in Gowanus [Brownstoner]
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There will be five homes, all with gardens or landscaped decks, on The Brooklyn Heights Association’s house tour this year. Also on the program are refreshments and guided tours of the sanctuary at the historic Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims. The tour takes place Saturday, May 10, from 1 to 5 pm. Tickets ($30 for members […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: The Decatur Address: 142-144 Decatur Street Cross Streets: Corner Marcus Garvey Boulevard Neighborhood: Stuyvesant Heights Year Built: 1888 Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival Architect: George L. Morse Other work by architect: Temple Bar Building – Court Street, Franklin Trust – Montague Street, Abraham & Straus annex – Livingston Street, […]
Brooklyn-based real estate firm Realty Collective will open an office in Clinton Hill, its fourth location. The official opening of the office at 466 Grand Avenue will take place Sunday April 27, the firm said in a press release. The new location will also handle business in Fort Greene, Bed Stuy, Crown Heights and Prospect Heights. Its […]
OK, it’s really narrow and there are a lot of down lights but this Greenwood Heights house at 396A 19th Street looks pretty cute to us. Goes to show what some great rugs and Timorous Beasties wallpaper can do, right? That bath looks pretty slick, and we also like the new unpainted clapboard exterior. We’re not so […]