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]
Mrs. Harriet N. Kilmer was furious. The year was 1908. She, her daughter and son-in-law had just lost thousands of dollars in stocks at the brokerage firm of E. F. Hutton, on Wall Street. They had entrusted a great deal of the recently deceased Mr. Charles Kilmer’s family legacy to a man who was an […]
Grocery mogul John Catsimatidis’ real estate firm Red Apple Group has released renderings for 180 Myrtle Avenue, one of at least three large developments, all clustered together, it is building in Fort Greene. NY YIMBY found the renderings, designed by Dattner Architects. The renderings show a large, boxy building whose design elements are formed by intersecting rectangles of […]
A new boutique condo development has hit the market at 1329 East 17th Street in Midwood, with one-bedrooms starting at $399,000. The Graystone has “one bedrooms plus home offices,” according to the Aptsandlofts listing. There are currently five units on the market at the six-story building, which has a common roof deck. Each apartment is about 815 […]
Real estate investment firm LIVWRK Holdings is in contract to buy an industrial building in Red hook for $21,500,000, which it plans to convert into offices and “creative spaces,” The Real Deal reported. The renovated property should be ready for move-in by mid-2015, the firm estimated. Located right at the entrance to the Brooklyn Battery […]
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