This evening parents will rally at PS 29 in Cobble Hill in concern of the asbestos removal at PS 29 while school is still in session, which they say is in violation of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection Regulations. A parent tells us: “On Friday afternoon the parents at PS 29 were informed that on Monday asbestos removal would begin around the windows of the school. Everyone one was completely taken by surprised by this including the administration. We are outraged that the SCA thinks it is safe for our kids to attend a school while they are removing asbestos.” Parents circulated a flier which reads: “Do you trust that containment, cleanup, and monitoring and repeat cleanup will be done meticulously and without error and negligence?! Oppose this work taking place while school is in session! Please join all concerned parents as we protest in front of the school building tonight at 5:30PM.” The asbestos removal was supposed to begin at the school tonight, but it is being postponed until Friday due to the weather. Parents are asking that all construction work cease at the school until summer break. You can also sign a petition to stop the construction work here. The school principle is also encouraging parents to come to the PTA meeting this coming Thursday to address ongoing concerns.
Mrs. Harriet N. Kilmer was furious. The year was 1908. She, her daughter and son-in-law had just lost thousands of dollars in stocks at the brokerage firm of E. F. Hutton, on Wall Street. They had entrusted a great deal of the recently deceased Mr. Charles Kilmer’s family legacy to a man who was an […]
Grocery mogul John Catsimatidis’ real estate firm Red Apple Group has released renderings for 180 Myrtle Avenue, one of at least three large developments, all clustered together, it is building in Fort Greene. NY YIMBY found the renderings, designed by Dattner Architects. The renderings show a large, boxy building whose design elements are formed by intersecting rectangles of […]
A new boutique condo development has hit the market at 1329 East 17th Street in Midwood, with one-bedrooms starting at $399,000. The Graystone has “one bedrooms plus home offices,” according to the Aptsandlofts listing. There are currently five units on the market at the six-story building, which has a common roof deck. Each apartment is about 815 […]
Real estate investment firm LIVWRK Holdings is in contract to buy an industrial building in Red hook for $21,500,000, which it plans to convert into offices and “creative spaces,” The Real Deal reported. The renovated property should be ready for move-in by mid-2015, the firm estimated. Located right at the entrance to the Brooklyn Battery […]
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