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?
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Two of Brooklyn’s most influential figures in art and real estate, choreographer Elizabeth Streb and developer Jed Walentas, will discuss the borough’s evolution and the importance of supporting artistic ventures next month at the Brooklyn Historical Society. The MacArthur Genius Award-winning choreographer started the Streb Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM) in a Williamsburg warehouse in 2003, […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Berean Missionary Baptist Church Address: 1635 Bergen Street Cross Streets: Utica and Rochester Avenues Neighborhood: Crown Heights/Weeksville Year Built: 1894 Architectural Style: English Gothic Architect: Benjamin Wright Landmarked: No, but should be The story: On August 11th, 1850, a group of Brooklyn abolitionists got together to found a […]
A tipster sent along these photos of Tripp & Cooper Cafe in Fort Greene, which the city closed Tuesday for operating without a permit. The cafe and coffee shop at 80 Dekalb Avenue, across the street from the Long Island University campus, opened in the fall of 2012. It served crepes, coffee, sandwiches and pastries. […]
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