The charming, turn-of-the-century brick house at 185 Ocean Avenue (pre-demo, on right) is no longer. The building, which was the subject of an intense bidding war this spring, has been demolished, and in December the DOB approved plans for an eight-story, 20-unit property on the site. Across the Park, which has been covering 185 Ocean’s demise, says that we have received very few details about what will be built in its place – as we’ve said before, it had better not be some ugly piece of shit. It’s worth noting that an eight-story building will tower above most of the houses on the block, and we second the call for something that’s not an ugly POS.
PLG Shocker! 185 Ocean Closes 33% Above Ask [Brownstoner] GMAP DOB
185 Ocean Ave. One Step Closer to Biting the Dust [Across the Park]
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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 […]