Is the second Oro tower in trouble? As evidenced by these two photos, nothing has happened at the site since the late summer, which is around the time the developer began murmuring about a switch from condos to some kind of mix of rentals and hotel. (The latest, unapproved filings call for a 38-story hotel with 74 condo units.) One sign suggesting an intent to move forward: Back in January we reported that a sales office for the second Oro was under construction across the street. Meanwhile at the original Oro, StreetEasy shows 158 units spoken for. The DOB filing shows a total of more than 300 units for the building, so it appears they still have a ways to go on that one. At least the Toy Factory won’t have any more views blocked if this does not move ahead.
Development Watch: Son of Oro, All 40 Stories Of It [Brownstoner] GMAP DOB
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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 […]