After at least a couple of years sitting vacant, the former Blockbuster store at 288 Court Street has a new tenant, and it’s one likely to put a smile on the faces of Carroll Gardeners: According to a tip and the confirmation of someone familiar with the proceedings, at some point in the last few days Union Market signed a lease after months of flirtation and negotiation with the new owner who paid $3.7 million for the building last year. The space consists of 4,500 square feet on the main floor and another 4,500 square feet of space on the basement level. We hear that the rent was around $20,000 a month but have not been able to confirm. Hot stuff!
Court St. Blockbuster Changes Hands; Future Unclear [Brownstoner]GMAP
The Brooklyn Home Company broke ground recently on a four-unit condo building at 84 Congress Street in the Columbia Waterfront District. A joint venture with MESH Architectures, this project looks nothing like Brooklyn Home Company’s conversions in historic buildings we wrote about last week, as a rendering on the fence shows. Designed by Mesh Architecture, the 6,720-square-foot building […]
As we approach the May 1 deadline for Mayor de Blasio to present his plan for 200,000 units of affordable housing, housing advocates and preservationists worry that increasing the percentage of affordable housing in private developments will require outsize development in Brooklyn. Last week’s approval of Domino, which will have towers reaching up to 55 […]
It’s not exactly news that as neighborhoods gentrify, the artists who jump started the process are priced out. However, it may be the end of the line for some artists priced out of Industry City in Brooklyn, the huge industrial complex in Sunset Park, according to a story in The New York Times. The Times […]
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