The reconstruction of Columbia Street, which began in fall 2005, looks like it’s finally about done. For nearly three years, sections of Columbia and its sidewalks have been torn up and rebuilt as part of a $17 million city-helmed project. As of this weekend, the construction appeared finished, although the intersection at Degraw still needed some repaving. The work, which was supposed to be done last fall, has caused hardships for local business owners. Last fall, for example, the bar Lido called it quits. As Streetsblog reported a couple months ago, the section of the Brooklyn Greenway along Columbia is also coming along, though the path is currently filled with gravel (temporary, we assume?). This is how Columbia looked only a few months ago, and here’s a shot of it last summer.
Columbia Street: Still a Bumpy Ride [Brownstoner]
Columbia Street Revamp: Potholes in My Lawn [Brownstoner]
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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 […]