Although the planned development at 360 Smith Street has been getting Carroll Gardeners worked up into a lather for a while now, some neighborhood watchdogs are increasingly concerned about the fate of 340 Court Street, a property that includes the former International Longshoreman’s Association building. According to community members who spoke at last week’s town hall meeting, the Clarett Group recently bought the site for $24 million, and the firm could build up to 21 stories on the parcels it’s acquired. While Clarett is no stranger to big Brooklyn buildsâ€”the company is developing the 28-story FortÃ© near BAM (an ad for which helps keeps the servers on around here) and appears to have plans in the works to put up a 51-story residential tower on Lawrence Streetâ€”the developer told Assemblywoman Joan Millman that it hasn’t even hired an architect for 340 Court, and that it doesn’t intend to construct a building that’s dramatically out of context with surrounding buildings. That may be a wise business move given the community’s ever-increasing sensitivity to the height of new developments: A couple folks at least week’s meeting were already talking about organizing opposition towards Clarett’s future project sight-unseen. More on this one surely to come.
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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 […]