When the “Leased” sign went up in the window of 117 Court Street last fall, there was great speculation on this site and others about the identity of the tenant. We reported that Massey Knakal broker Tim King dropped a hint at the November session of the Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable that the tenant was “a company that’s been in the food production biz for the last hundred years.” Some of the names readers threw into the ring included Balducci’s, Sahadi’s, Russ & Daughters, none of which, it turns out is right. To find the correct answer, you have to go to a follow-up thread on Chowhound in which one reader speculates that it could be Boar’s Head. Evidently, the cold-cuts giant already has a kiosk at the JetBlue Terminal at JFK and has had plans in the works to establish a beach head in Brooklyn. According to a well-placed source, this is indeed the location. Chicken roll, anyone?
Which Foodie Is Coming to Court and State? [Brownstoner] GMAP
Downtown Rental Developments: Is Two a Trend? [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 […]
Five Men Are Charged in a Brooklyn Beating [NY Times] House and Garden Tours in Brooklyn and Beyond [NY Times] De Blasio Wants to Ban New Wood Fireplaces [NY Post] Landlord Accused of Trashing Apartments Hit With Subpoena [NY Daily News] Sunset Park Has the Best Chinatown [WSJ] Groups Demand “Responsible” Contractors at Park and Watchtower Sites […]