Over a year ago, the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project began brainstorming with the Project for Public Spaces to come up with some ideas for improving the four public and quasi-public spaces along Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. One of those is the service road we discussed last month. Another is the Exxon station on the northwest corner of Myrtle and Vanderbilt Avenues. A study was undertaken to determine which of the numerous curb cuts were expendable and recommendations for the placement of four plantings was made. The property owner was game and, as you can see from the photos, the project has moved to the implementation stage. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!
Placemaking: Myrtle at Vanderbilt [MARP] GMAP
A New Vision for Kinder, Gentler Myrtle Avenue [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 […]