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: Berean Missionary Baptist Church Address: 1635 Bergen Street Cross Streets: Utica and Rochester Avenues Neighborhood: Crown Heights/Weeksville Year Built: 1894 Architectural Style: English Gothic Architect: Benjamin Wright Landmarked: No, but should be The story: On August 11th, 1850, a group of Brooklyn abolitionists got together to found a […]
A tipster sent along these photos of Tripp & Cooper Cafe in Fort Greene, which the city closed Tuesday for operating without a permit. The cafe and coffee shop at 80 Dekalb Avenue, across the street from the Long Island University campus, opened in the fall of 2012. It served crepes, coffee, sandwiches and pastries. […]
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