Last Friday I Love Franklin Avenue published details about a dispute over the vacant lot at 1446 Bedford Avenue on the corner of Park Place. The open space was purchased by surrounding residents and building owners from the Brooklyn Ecumenical Council back in 1994 for the dedicated use of a park and garden. A developer who recently bought adjacent property apparently has other plans for the space. The developer destroyed many of the trees, shrubs, and bushes at the garden. Residents are fighting back and challenging any incoming development: a meeting is scheduled this Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:30pm in the Day Care Center on the first floor of 1448 Bedford Avenue. This comes not long after another community garden space was lost to a developer on Franklin Avenue.
Bedford Park – Developers Behaving Badly, Destroying Community Garden [ILFA] GMAP
This nicely renovated three-bedroom in Crown Heights seems like a good value. The living room is well-sized, and its three windows help open up the room. That framed exposed brick behind the drywall is interesting too. The kitchen looks narrow, but the appliances are brand new and the island offers additional counter space. There are […]
It looks like the foundation is going in for a five-story building at 588 Myrtle on the corner of Classon. The lot has been empty since the previous owners demolished a three-story house in 2007. We first reported on potential development here way back in 2008, and there have been a few aborted development plans […]
The Toll Brothers decided to embrace the design aesthetics of Brooklyn Bridge Park when building their newest luxury condo development, Pierhouse. Every unit will have its own $400 composter and wood floors reclaimed from Dumbo’s waterfront warehouses, reported The New York Daily News. Architect Jonathan Marvel lined the building’s base with the same granite used […]
Small real estate brokerages are flourishing in brownstone neighborhoods in Brooklyn, according to the Times, where buyers seek their local expertise and deep connections. In Bed Stuy, Evans & Nye is becoming known for having sold some of the most beautifully appointed and highest priced brownstones in the neighborhood, many just under $2,000,000. In April, […]
In a five-part series, The New York Times followed an 11-year-old girl living with six siblings and her parents in a homeless shelter in Fort Greene. The story contrasts the appalling conditions at the Auburn Family Residence at 39 Auburn Place — it has made headlines for years for having no heat and other problems […]