Big news in the Flea department…As Daily Intel reported (and Curbed echoed) this morning, the Brooklyn Flea will be setting up camp in Williamsburg on Sundays when its outdoor season begins in April. While The Flea will continue to be held as usual in its flagship Fort Greene location on Saturdays, on Sundays it will move to a similarly-sized, 40,000-square-foot plot on the East River between North 6th and North 7th Streets. The plot is the future home of the third tower in the Edge complex; rather than leave it empty for the next few years, the developer, Douglaston Development, wanted to landscape and activate the site. The timing was perfect for The Flea, which needed a larger location for the outdoor season. We also will be programming the Edge site on Saturdays in ways that are related to The Flea’s existing areas of interest but that won’t compete directly against the Saturday operation in Fort Greene.
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A tipster let us know that Douglaston Development filed a new building application Monday for a third Williamsburg Edge condo tower, which will rise to 40 stories. The building at 2 North 6th Place will have 554 units, including 10 duplexes. Stephen J Jacobs Group will design the 398-foot waterfront skyscraper, which will include 512,739 square feet of […]
We just got an email from the 77th Precinct informing us that SantaCon is going to be hitting the bars in Crown Heights tomorrow afternoon. It’s a charity event, said the email. Expect to see a lot of people dressed up as Santa. The police will be there to make sure no laws are broken. […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Former Lincoln Savings Bank, now McDonalds Address: 2848 Church Avenue Cross Streets: Corner Nostrand Avenue Neighborhood: Flatbush Year Built: 1932 Architectural Style: Early Deco, with pared down neo-classical elements Architect: Unknown, but perhaps Halsey, McCormack & Helmer, it’s very much in their style Landmarked: No The story: The […]
Owners of the successful Comodo in Soho are opening another Latin American outpost on Dekalb in Fort Greene, to be called Colonia Verde. Felipe Donnelly and William Osborne are taking over the former Kif space at 219 Dekalb near Adelphi Street. Their vision is a communal, family-style restaurant with cuisine from various parts of Latin […]