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.
Visiting the Gowanus Canal’s Under-Transformation “Wild West” [Curbed] EPA Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Will Meet Next This Coming Tuesday [PMFA] Bushwick Artist Turns Brooklyn Street Signs Into Post-Apocalyptic Weapons [Animal NY] Food Book Fair and Pop-up Bookstore at the Wythe Hotel [Greenpointers] Two New Tutoring Centers in the Neighborhood [Ditmas Park Corner] Cool Tree […]
Preservationists Elizabeth Finkelstein and Chelcey Berryhill will teach a class next week on how to research the history of any wood frame, stone or brick townhouse or apartment building in Brooklyn. Making use of digitized, online resources as well as other repositories in Brooklyn and Manhattan, “Research Your Historic Brooklyn House” will cover how to research the […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 207A-209 18th Street Cross Streets: 4th and 5th Avenues Neighborhood: Greenwood Heights Year Built: Before 1888 Architectural Style: Queen Anne Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No, but these blocks should be The story: In 1844, the city of Brooklyn voted to extend open up 18th Street from 9th […]
The Heights Cafe restaurant at 84 Montague Street re-opened earlier this month after six weeks of interior renovations. There is also a new menu, with new-American fare such as a lobster roll, oyster po-boy, a burger, veal and wild mushroom meatloaf and a ribeye. Click through to the jump for an interior shot. Has anyone […]
Huge and on a corner, this gem of a Greek Revival house at 15 Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights was built in 1834. The proportions are impressive: It’s 25.5 feet wide with five stories and 39 windows. It has beautiful marble and wood Greek Revival fireplaces, dentil crown molding as well as the other moldings […]