Turnout is expected to be low for tomorrow’s Democratic Primary in Brooklyn, but there are a couple of very important Congressional races that particularly deserve people’s attention. In the 8th District, the big race is between Hakeem Jeffries and Charles Barron to succeed 30-year incumbent Ed Towns. If you’ve been living under a rock, this story in the Brooklyn Paper should help bring you up to speed on the difference between the two. Meanwhile, both The Observer and Daily News have vociferously weighed in in favor of Jeffries, highlighting Barron’s divisive rhetoric and governing style; pretty much every Democratic politician of note has backed Jeffries over the David Duke-endorsed Barron as well, except for Towns himself. Meanwhile, further north in the 7th District, incumbent Nydia Velázquez is trying to fend off challenges from three opponents, including one backed by party boss Vito Lopez. Read more about it on WNYC’s Empire blog.
Scaffolding went up on the Montauk Club at 25 8th Avenue in Park Slope earlier this month. Looks like they might be repointing the brick in the front. Anyone know what they’re doing? Incidentally, when there was scaffolding on the landmark building in 2011, six brides threatened to sue to get their deposits back.
A mixed-use row house that looks like it will fit in well with the neighbors is going up at 202 Grand Street in Williamsburg, in what was previously an empty lot. We’re happy to see the heights of the stories are in keeping with the context. This has potential, depending on what finishes are chosen. […]
Winter has finally packed its bags, and it’s a perfect time to plant all manner of trees, perennials and annuals. It is also a great time to weed and reseed your lawn, before the weather gets so warm Bermuda grass takes over. Warmer days and frequent rains give everything a good start. In preparation for […]
Seven homes out of nine have sold at the Townhouses of Cobble Hill development, according to a PR rep. The Landmarks-approved modern-yet-contextual houses at 110-126 Congress Street went on the market in May for $3,650,000 to $4,200,000, and only 110 and 114 are still available. The four-bedroom, five-bath house at 110 Congress has 3,318 square feet […]
Average rents rose 77 percent in Brooklyn while city wide real median income fell 4.8 percent from 2000 to 2012, according to a report out from the city comptroller described in The New York Post. The increases were the largest in any borough. A story in the Times implied that meeting Mayor de Blasio’s stated […]