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
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Semi-detached row houses Address: 1238-1254 Lincoln Place Cross Streets: Troy and Schenectady Avenues Neighborhood: Crown Heights North Year Built: late teens, early 1920s Architectural Style: Vaguely Mediterranean Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No The story: By the first two decades of the 20th century, housing was at a crossroads in […]
A San Francisco-based co-working space called Makeshift Society is opening a location in Williamsburg on the first two floors of a converted warehouse at 55 Hope Street. Makeshift’s Brooklyn spot occupies 4,000 square feet across both floors and offers 17-foot ceilings, open seating and dedicated studio desks. It will also have a creative tool lending library […]
Here the developers have gutted a small one-family and turned it into three small open-plan apartments, each with two bedrooms. (The listing says there’s an owner’s duplex, but going by the floor plan, it seems to be referring to the cellar.) Some charm still remains in the form of beautiful fireplaces and the exterior, which has […]
This two-bedroom, two-bath triplex in a Park Slope conversion has an airy feel with two terraces and a roof deck and an interesting mezzanine space. There’s also plenty of room for a home office or two and walk-in closets for both bedrooms. We’re a little puzzled by the floor plan, however, which seems to chop […]
This three-bedroom, two-bath duplex in a Prospect Lefferts Gardens house looks large and well-cared for. The 1,500-square-foot pad has an updated eat-in kitchen with a dishwasher, and both bathrooms appear to be in good shape although not renovated recently. The house also has a screened-in porch, shared backyard, and parking for an additional fee. It’s […]