The artists Laura Chipley, Nathan Kensinger and Sarah Nelson Wright are collaborating on a project called the Newtown Creek Armada that will involve each of them creating miniature, radio-controlled boats that visitors can maneuver around the Newtown Creek. The boats “will be equipped with an underwater camera and lights, allowing participants to record a unique voyage on the creek.” The resulting videos will then give people “a chance to virtually immerse themselves in the toxic waters of this Superfund site.” The project will launch in Greenpoint this spring.
Newtown Creek Armada
Jiajein Highsmith, an actor and the owner of WTF Coffee and Dick and Jane’s Bar, both in Fort Greene, is looking to open a hybrid café/bar at 488 Lafayette Avenue in Bed Stuy. For the moment, at least, the establishment is going by the name Lifting Spirits NYC. At a meeting last week, Community Board 3 voted […]
This three-story-plus-basement brownstone at 119 Hancock Street is located on a very distinguished Bed Stuy block with houses with scads of amazing detail such as 1880s walnut wood work and marble fireplaces. That’s the good news. The bad news is this house is an SRO and cannot be financed. It has details — under layers […]
This one-bedroom co-op at 202 Baltic Street in Cobble Hill hit the market in September with an asking price of $625,000 and was reduced to $599,000 in October. The top-floor pad is attractive but lacks any particular wow factor other than the private roof deck, which looks great. The 660-square-foot unit comes with a monthly […]
This one-bedroom co-op for rent in Prospect Heights is cute and convenient. The bedroom is nicely sized, but not everyone will love that lime green wall. The kitchen looks incredibly well-organized and has relatively new looking stainless steel appliances. The bathroom is pretty small, but that’s less of an issue in a one-bedroom. Overall, the […]
Construction started Thursday on a three-story townhouse for one family at 218 Greene Avenue, according to a tipster. Another reader sent in the photo above. It’s rare to see a new single family house going up. Much more typical are three-story, three-family Fedders buildings. The architect is Gerald Caliendo, whose portfolio of single family residences shows […]