New York State and New York City can agree on one thing: how to upgrade the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, the state’s largest such plant, to comply with environmental laws. According to a press release yesterday, NYC will complete a “comprehensive environmental audit” to identify and correct violations. It’ll put the $27.4 million judgment against New York City into escrow, to be returned if all goes well, but another $16 million in fines will be levied if the improvement program isn’t carried through. The other big news: $10 million in local environmental benefit projects “to install green infrastructure; create or improve open space, public parks and waterfront access; create ecological stewardship and education programs; retrofit diesel buses and trucks; and implement energy efficiency programs in low-income housing.” And perhaps it will smell better, too?
Photo by Gerald Reisner.
This long-shuttered commercial space on the corner of Saratoga and MacDonough was being renovated when we passed by recently. Through the window at 83 Saratoga we saw a big room with a sanded wood floor and doors to two bathrooms. In 2012, a permit was filed for minor alterations to the interior. The building, located […]
This mid-19th century Italianate in Prospect Heights makes up in width (24 feet across) what it lacks in depth (40 28 feet). The double duplex is nicely renovated and has lots of cute old details, including arched entry doors, floors, marble mantels, a wood burning fireplace, tin ceilings and wedding cake plaster decorations. We’re guessing […]
We’ve featured a number of units in the old school building at 44 Cheever Place in Cobble Hill over the years and this one has to be the most tricked out of them all. The two-bedroom condo has double-height ceilings in the living room and a sleek, modern kitchen that looks like it belongs in […]
We love this five-bedroom, two-bath triplex in Park Slope, which is both beautiful and expensive. There aren’t any kitchen or bathroom photos, but the listing says it has a “well-appointed galley kitchen.” The double parlor, formal dining room and kitchen are all on the same floor. There are tons of original details, including five decorative […]
This yellow brick corner building at 240 St. Nicholas Avenue has been renovated with reclaimed wood paneling, oak floors, and stainless steel appliances and is for sale for $2,295,000. There is an owner’s duplex — unusual for a multi-family in Bushwick — four rental apartments and a two-car garage. There’s also lots of FAR and […]