Last night the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation presented its plans for the Admiral’s Row Plaza development at a Community Board 2 public hearing, saying the 75,000-square-foot supermarket that’s in the works will be one of the largest in the city. The two possible operators mentioned last night were Stop & Shop and Shop Rite, though neither has been confirmed. Meanwhile, the question of whether two of the historic, crumbling buildings on the site can be preserved, as originally envisioned, is still unanswered. Navy Yard reps said it will cost an estimated $10-$15 million to rehab the two buildings, and Navy Yard Development Corp. President Andrew Kimball said “the most economically viable options” will be considered. As for other details about the redevelopment, which is rendered above: Plans call for a floor for light industrial use on top of the supermarket, 79,000 square feet of retail lining Navy Street, and a community facility. The board’s land-use committee voted to approve the rezoning required for the development, and CB2′s executive board will vote on the matter next week. There was also a public hearing last night for the 4th Avenue Enhanced Commercial District, which will require more commercial space in new 4th Avenue developments; the land-use committee approved the zoning amendment.
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Two of Brooklyn’s most influential figures in art and real estate, choreographer Elizabeth Streb and developer Jed Walentas, will discuss the borough’s evolution and the importance of supporting artistic ventures next month at the Brooklyn Historical Society. The MacArthur Genius Award-winning choreographer started the Streb Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM) in a Williamsburg warehouse in 2003, […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Berean Missionary Baptist Church Address: 1635 Bergen Street Cross Streets: Utica and Rochester Avenues Neighborhood: Crown Heights/Weeksville Year Built: 1894 Architectural Style: English Gothic Architect: Benjamin Wright Landmarked: No, but should be The story: On August 11th, 1850, a group of Brooklyn abolitionists got together to found a […]
A tipster sent along these photos of Tripp & Cooper Cafe in Fort Greene, which the city closed Tuesday for operating without a permit. The cafe and coffee shop at 80 Dekalb Avenue, across the street from the Long Island University campus, opened in the fall of 2012. It served crepes, coffee, sandwiches and pastries. […]
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