Last April, around the time Two Trees formalized its deal with the School Construction Authority to include a 300-seat middle school in its Dock Street residential project in Dumbo, The Post reported that the developer was aiming for summer of 2012 to break ground on the 17-story tower. A couple of recent clues make us think this schedule is on track. First off, for the past few weeks, a boring drill has been parked in the Front Street lot that will comprise part of the building’s footprint; as far as we can tell they’ve been taking samples quite thoroughly, every 10 to 15 feet or so. Secondly, St. Ann’s Warehouse has a hard closing date: A “Wrecking Ball” farewell party has been set for May 7. (Honorees at the gala? Jane, David and Jed Walentas.) The only thing that we could see delaying the ground-breaking beyond the summer could the the pending appeal of the lawsuit that some neighborhood activists lost back in 2010.
Construction on Dock Street to Start Next Year? [Brownstoner]
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Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Private house Address: 218 Arlington Avenue Cross Streets: Corner Ashford Street Neighborhood: Cypress Hills Year Built: Around 1900 Architectural Style: Queen Anne Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No The story: Cypress Hills has a fine collection of housing stock that brings a smile to the face of most old house lovers. […]
The owners of Berry Park are working on a new bar nearby in Greenpoint called Northern Territory, which will host a soft opening tonight. Just like Berry Park, Northern Territory is a large converted warehouse space with rustic wooden decor and a rooftop bar. Hidden behind an unassuming door at 12 Franklin Street on the corner […]
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