We’ve known for a while that the Fifth Avenue Committee was working on a large affordable housing project on Wolcott Street, but until recently we were unaware that the nonprofit was also constructing another building (smaller, but with basically the same design) a few blocks away, on Coffey Street. Work on both buildings, which will have 60 mixed-income co-ops between them, is nearly complete. About a third of the total units are in the building at 135 Coffey Street, and prospective owners for those co-ops are likely to be selected soon, before residents for the Wolcott Street building, according to an FAC spokesperson. FAC says the Red Hook homes will be the largest affordable homeownership project in Red Hook history, and most of the units will be sold to people who make less than 80 percent of the area’s median income.
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The Brooklyn Greenway is expanding to Columbia Street between Degraw and Kane, and a desolate stretch of waterfront is about to get much greener. There’s already a protected bike lane on Columbia Street, but the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is going to begin landscaping the first part of the Columbia Waterfront Park. They’re looking for enthusiastic […]
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Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 409-417 Grand Avenue Cross Streets: Gates and Putnam Avenues Neighborhood: Clinton Hill Year Built: 1909 Architectural Style: Colonial Revival Architect: John J. Petit of Kirby, Petit & Greene Other work by architect: Houses in Prospect Park South and other Victorian Flatbush neighborhoods, commissioned homes in […]
The permanent signage for Nordstrom Rack and T.J.Maxx went up on the front on the Offerman Building at 505 Fulton Street last week. Nordstrom Rack is prepping for its opening next week on Thursday, May 1. T.J.Maxx is still “coming soon” — and it probably will be soon. We saw an ad on a bus […]