The end of the year coincided with the end of the Albee Square Mall’s 31-year life. Built in 1977 on the site of the former Albee Square Theater, the mall’s popularity (See, to me this mall is like number one, and any other shoppers that try to compareâ€”there ain’t no way they could hang out with Albee Square, sang Biz Markie) was ultimately no match for the march of real estate progress down Flatbush Avenue. The new mixed-use development rising on the site (rendered at right) will have 650 units of residential space in addition to 475,000 square feet of retail and more than 100,000 square feet of Class A office space. Sounds like a party.
Development Watch: Acadia Starts Albee Demo [Brownstoner] GMAP
Albee Square Deal Closes, Fewer Apartments Planned [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 […]