Con Ed’s waterfront plant in Dumbo probably made perfect sense back in the day when the neighborhood was a manufacturing ghost town but now that it’s become the most valuable real estate in the borough tensions are mounting. The fact that there have been two explosion in the past nine months hasn’t helped either. “The accidents are outrageous,” said Doreen Gallo, who heads the DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance. “It’s a toxic site that should be parkland.” Councilman Steve Levin concurs but don’t expect to see any greenspace any time soon. Con Ed spokesperson Robert McGee said there were no current plans to shut the site down because “it’s one of our bigger substations” and essential to powering nearby neighborhoods.
DUMBOers: Pull plug on Con Ed [NY Post]
The full City Council Thursday approved the proposal championed by outgoing Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz to turn Childs Restaurant into an entertainment complex and public park. The $53,000,000 project, now called the Seaside Park and Community Art Center, will involve restoring the landmarked facade and building a 5,000 seat amphitheater, park and playground. “By restoring this iconic […]
Fridays at 11, Brownstoner Upstate brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little east or west, of New York City. Dear Santa: Will you please bring us a Woodstock house that we’ll never be able to afford in a million billion years? As you know from your frequent visits to […]
A look at Brooklyn, then and now. The holiday season in Downtown Brooklyn is a festive mass of commerce, kitsch and tradition. The stores put out their holiday best sellers, street vendors everywhere are hawking their wares, and elaborate lights fixtures are set up to hang across the streets, bringing snowflakes, holiday greetings and candy […]
Leasing began yesterday for 388 Bridge Street, the now nearly complete 53-story high-rise next to Fulton Mall, DNAinfo reported. Halstead is marketing the property, which will have a mix of rental and condo units, and residents are supposed to be able to start moving in by February. The rents at Brooklyn’s tallest building range from $2,540 […]
The glassy rooftop addition proposed for the adaptive reuse of the iconic Empire Stores warehouses in Dumbo has alarmed residents and preservationists, who showed up at a Landmarks meeting Tuesday to voice their objections, the Daily Eagle reported. The commissioners agreed with them. Apparently the commissioners just didn’t like the idea of two glassy floors […]