Following-up on earlier news that City Planning was reconsidering the number of spaces it has required residential developers in Downtown Brooklyn to build, Atlantic Yards Report this morning considers the impact of the probably move on parking and traffic around the Barclays Arena. As part of the post, the blog embeds City Planning’s slideshow presentation from Monday’s City Planning meeting that’s certainly worth a look if you are interested in this topic.
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Originally Tyrian Masonic Lodge, then Prince Hall Masonic Lodge, now Atlantic Senior Center Address: 68 Pennsylvania Avenue Cross Streets: Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue Neighborhood: Cypress Hills Year Built: 1906-1907 Architectural Style: Neo-Classical Architect: Harde & Short Other buildings by architect: Kismet Temple in Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick Hospital, […]
Jiajein Highsmith, an actor and the owner of WTF Coffee and Dick and Jane’s Bar, both in Fort Greene, is looking to open a hybrid café/bar at 488 Lafayette Avenue in Bed Stuy. For the moment, at least, the establishment is going by the name Lifting Spirits NYC. At a meeting last week, Community Board 3 voted […]
This three-story-plus-basement brownstone at 119 Hancock Street is located on a very distinguished Bed Stuy block with houses with scads of amazing detail such as 1880s walnut wood work and marble fireplaces. That’s the good news. The bad news is this house is an SRO and cannot be financed. It has details — under layers […]
This one-bedroom co-op at 202 Baltic Street in Cobble Hill hit the market in September with an asking price of $625,000 and was reduced to $599,000 in October. The top-floor pad is attractive but lacks any particular wow factor other than the private roof deck, which looks great. The 660-square-foot unit comes with a monthly […]
This one-bedroom co-op for rent in Prospect Heights is cute and convenient. The bedroom is nicely sized, but not everyone will love that lime green wall. The kitchen looks incredibly well-organized and has relatively new looking stainless steel appliances. The bathroom is pretty small, but that’s less of an issue in a one-bedroom. Overall, the […]