For years, Clinton Hillers have been wondering when their stretch of Fulton Street would start attracting the types of retail businesses that have marked Fort Greene’s transition over the past decade; in the past year, in fact, the Pratt Area Community Council has even taking to leading group tours of empty storefronts to try to attract tenants. Well, maybe the time has come. Before the end of the summer, a new bar is scheduled to open at 925 Fulton Street, between Waverly and Clinton Avenues; it’ll be called Hanson Dry after the dry cleaners that occupied the space once upon a time. It’s going to be a relatively straightforward affair, with eight or so beers, mostly local, on tap and some outdoor space to boot. What makes the news particularly interesting is that while owner is a first-timer, his partners in the project include the folks behind Franklin Park, Southpaw, Cornelius and Soda Bar. That’s some solid validation. Let’s hope it spurs other entrepreneurs to invest in the area. We could really use a place to buy good meat, fish and cheese near the C train!
Next weekend, the third annual Brooklyn Zine Fest returns to the Brooklyn Historical Society with panels and a wide variety of publishers, artists and writers selling their wares. Panels will discuss topics like queer and trans zine writers, zine collecting and publishing zines anonymously. And over 150 zine enthusiasts will be selling self-published magazines on everything […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row house Address: 245 Front Street Cross Streets: Bridge and Gold Streets Neighborhood: Vinegar Hill Year Built: 1852-55 Architectural Style: Greek Revival Architect: Unknown. Landmarked: Yes, part of Vinegar Hill HD (1997) The story: Like stumbling upon Brigadoon, Vinegar Hill is hidden from most people’s view, tucked away […]
A convention center is planning to open at 79 Franklin Street in Greenpoint later this year, possibly in October, according to DNAinfo. Currently under construction, the Brooklyn Expo Center will have 28,000 square feet of space for exhibitions and meetings. There will also be a cafeteria and parking. A reader who lives nearby said it looks […]
Although obviously in need of work to turn it into living space, this has got to be one of the coolest properties for sale we’ve ever seen. There’s tons of curb appeal (or will be, pending a fresh paint job), beamed ceilings, arched windows and doors, diagonal floors and three skylights in this seemingly untouched […]
This large one-bedroom co-op at The Griffin in Fort Greene just hit the market with an asking price of $749,000. It’s a nice apartment on the eighth floor with good light and views as well as solid prewar credentials. We’d guess that this would have to be some kind of price record for a one-bedroom […]