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: The Decatur Address: 142-144 Decatur Street Cross Streets: Corner Marcus Garvey Boulevard Neighborhood: Stuyvesant Heights Year Built: 1888 Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival Architect: George L. Morse Other work by architect: Temple Bar Building – Court Street, Franklin Trust – Montague Street, Abraham & Straus annex – Livingston Street, […]
Brooklyn-based real estate firm Realty Collective will open an office in Clinton Hill, its fourth location. The official opening of the office at 466 Grand Avenue will take place Sunday April 27, the firm said in a press release. The new location will also handle business in Fort Greene, Bed Stuy, Crown Heights and Prospect Heights. Its […]
OK, it’s really narrow and there are a lot of down lights but this Greenwood Heights house at 396A 19th Street looks pretty cute to us. Goes to show what some great rugs and Timorous Beasties wallpaper can do, right? That bath looks pretty slick, and we also like the new unpainted clapboard exterior. We’re not so […]