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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This four-story brownstone at 789 Quincy Street has a nice amount of original detail, but looks like it could use a little polishing. The listing says it’s “fully functioning and awaiting your cosmetic upgrades.” It’s in the northeast corner of Bed Stuy near Broadway and the Gates stop. How do you like it and the […]
This three-bedroom condo at 1 Montgomery Place in Park Slope is very impressive. The 2,624-square-foot duplex has been carved out of a former mansion and includes a 750-square-foot private garden. The layout is much more generous than what you’d find in a typical brownstone and there are lots of original details. Asking price: $2,650,000. 1 […]