There hasn’t been word about 9 Old Fulton Street—a building that was destroyed in a fire years ago—for more than a year, when the lot’s owner presented plans to the community board to build a four-story structure with three apartments and commercial space on the ground floor. A variance request for the new project was recently filed with the Board of Standards and Appeals since the lot isn’t zoned for commercial use, but plans for the structure have already been approved by Landmarks. One of the developers, Tony Prano, told us yesterday that work on the building should start within the next few months provided the BSA gives its blessing. This lot is next door to 11-15 Old Fulton Street, a series of dilapidated buildings that were recently put up for sale.
New Life for 9 Old Fulton Street [Brownstoner] GMAP
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Next weekend, the third annual Brooklyn Zine Fest returns to the Brooklyn Historical Society with panels and a wide variety of publishers, artists and writers selling their wares. Panels will discuss topics like queer and trans zine writers, zine collecting and publishing zines anonymously. And over 150 zine enthusiasts will be selling self-published magazines on everything […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row house Address: 245 Front Street Cross Streets: Bridge and Gold Streets Neighborhood: Vinegar Hill Year Built: 1852-55 Architectural Style: Greek Revival Architect: Unknown. Landmarked: Yes, part of Vinegar Hill HD (1997) The story: Like stumbling upon Brigadoon, Vinegar Hill is hidden from most people’s view, tucked away […]
A convention center is planning to open at 79 Franklin Street in Greenpoint later this year, possibly in October, according to DNAinfo. Currently under construction, the Brooklyn Expo Center will have 28,000 square feet of space for exhibitions and meetings. There will also be a cafeteria and parking. A reader who lives nearby said it looks […]
Although obviously in need of work to turn it into living space, this has got to be one of the coolest properties for sale we’ve ever seen. There’s tons of curb appeal (or will be, pending a fresh paint job), beamed ceilings, arched windows and doors, diagonal floors and three skylights in this seemingly untouched […]