Brooklyn 11211 points out that the city has issued an RFP for prospective operators of a seasonal ice skating rink at McCarren Park Pool. Here’s the official word from the city on what’s being sought: “Parks is seeking proposals for the development, operation, and maintenance of a high quality, outdoor, seasonal ice rink at the McCarren Park Pool, Brooklyn. Unless otherwise approved by Parks, the seasonal ice rink may only be operated for a single, continuous period between October 15 and March 30 (‘Ice Rink Season’) during each year of the License term. The concession must include a seasonal ice rink, skate rental and sharpening. The concession may include a pro shop and up to three (3) Mobile Food Units.” The schematic above, from the RFP, shows a possible lay out for the rink above the pool deck, and the document says the maximum estimated dimensions for it are around 80 feet by 125 feet. The revamped pool is supposed to be ready for swimmers this summer.
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The Brooklyn Greenway is expanding to Columbia Street between Degraw and Kane, and a desolate stretch of waterfront is about to get much greener. There’s already a protected bike lane on Columbia Street, but the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is going to begin landscaping the first part of the Columbia Waterfront Park. They’re looking for enthusiastic […]
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Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 409-417 Grand Avenue Cross Streets: Gates and Putnam Avenues Neighborhood: Clinton Hill Year Built: 1909 Architectural Style: Colonial Revival Architect: John J. Petit of Kirby, Petit & Greene Other work by architect: Houses in Prospect Park South and other Victorian Flatbush neighborhoods, commissioned homes in […]
The permanent signage for Nordstrom Rack and T.J.Maxx went up on the front on the Offerman Building at 505 Fulton Street last week. Nordstrom Rack is prepping for its opening next week on Thursday, May 1. T.J.Maxx is still “coming soon” — and it probably will be soon. We saw an ad on a bus […]