With any luck, ground will be broken on New York City’s first sustainable zero-energy homes within the next three months. The new 4,000-square-foot building will be on Dikeman Street in Red Hook and is being designed by Dumbo-based Garrison Architects. “Bringing to bear exciting new building materials, improved wind and solar technologies and more energy-efficient HVAC and home appliances, as well as state of the art sustainability strategies, Redhook Green will be a powerful answer to the question of what urban centers can do to reduce our dependency on foreign oil via renewable resources and to significantly reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, said the building’s developer, Jay Amato, in a press release. You can read more details aboutRed Hook Green, as the project is called, on its website.
NYC’s First â€˜Zero Energy Building’ Coming to Red Hook [A View from the Hook]
Red Hook Green Press Release [PR.com]
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Demo started Friday for the crumbling wood clad house on Smith Street, neighborhood blog Pardon Me For Asking reported. As you may recall, the three-story mixed-use building at 159 Smith Street between Wyckoff and Bergen recently filed permits for a two-story addition, and PMFA feared its intact facade would soon meet the wrecking ball. No permits […]
A newly constructed rental building at 150 Broadway in Williamsburg launched leasing just before Thanksgiving and is already discounting its rents, Curbed reported. Ideal Properties is marketing the building, which has dropped asking rents on all five of its units by $50 to $450 this week. The developer is restaurateur Vittorio Antonini, who owns La […]
A larger than anticipated crowd of over 200 people showed up to discuss their concerns and wishes and help plan the future of Gowanus development Monday night at The Children’s School on Carroll Street. The meeting was the first of a series of public planning forums called Bridging Gowanus convened by local politicians about the ongoing development […]
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