How many Starbucks locations are there in Brooklyn at present? 21. How many will there be in three years? About 100. At yesterday’s quarterly Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable luncheon at the Brooklyn Historical Society, the coffee giant’s real estate broker in Brooklyn noted that the company was planning to open 25 stores a year for the next three years and that, given the recent transformation of Brooklyn, its expansion was “not precluded from any neighborhood.” (The recently-opened location in Brighton Beach, for example, has been a big success.) Hey, maybe Crown Heights will get its day in the services sun after all? Clinton Hill, Bed Stuy and PLG are also lacking, for that matter.
Prospect Park was not even half completed when it opened to the public in 1867. It was a huge success, made even larger over the next six years, as work continued. Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted created one of the greatest urban parks in the world, combining nature and architecture seamlessly into the center […]
The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership wants to make over Flatbush from the Fulton Mall to Barclays Center, DNAinfo reported. The group is asking local politicians for their support and help drumming up about $7,000,000 for the project. The improvements would extend Phase I of the Flatbush Avenue streetscape project, which is now complete (and cost $23,000,000) […]
The new museum building at the Weeksville Heritage Center is finished, and the official ribbon cutting took place yesterday morning, although the building won’t open to the public until spring 2014. The celebration included an African libation ceremony and speeches from local officials. WHC board chairman Timothy Simmons and outgoing Borough President Marty Markowitz recalled when WHC […]
Three contiguous buildings with the same architect but two different owners are going up at the corner of Putnam and Bedford. The furthest along is 1192 Bedford Avenue, at the far left above, a mixed-use building of five stories with six apartments, according to DOB filings. Next door at 1190 Bedford is what seems to […]
In Brooklyn Fire Pits Are All the Rage [NY Times] De Blasio Says He’ll Move to Gracie Mansion [NY Times] City Expands Housing at Park Slope Armory Homeless Shelter, Worrying Neighbors [NY Daily News] Old Meets New for Modern Orthodox Artist in Boerum Hill [NY Daily News] Brooklyn Students’ Persistence Pays off in New Paint […]