Expansion plans are in the works at Brooklyn Bridge Park, specifically at the unused area of the Main Street Park in Dumbo, where the Department of Environmental Protection building and the Department of Transportation paint shed are located (pictured). According to a PDF released by Brooklyn Bridge Park, there are considerations in place for a sports court, dog run, skate park, boating program or climbing wall. Representatives will be at the Community Board Two parks meeting at 6 pm on Monday, Oct. 15 at 121 Dekalb Avenue to discuss the design for the “proposed Main Street conversion site.” BBP’s proposed timeline is that the full board review the plans in November, BBP presents to the Public Design Commission in December, and then they submit a design to the National Parks Service in January of next year.
Brooklyn is among the areas hardest hit by a steep rise in housing costs in New York State, a report from the New York State comptroller found. From 2000 to 2012, statewide the percentage of renters paying more than 30 percent of their incomes to housing rose to 50.6 percent from 40.5 percent, while the […]
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Coney Island’s Luna Park held a ground breaking ceremony today, above, for a big new roller coaster called the Thunderbolt. The coaster, which is scheduled to open May 22, will be the first at the beachside amusement park since 1910 to include a loop, The Wall Street Journal reported. The ride will go as fast as […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 123-127 Lefferts Place Cross Streets: Classon and Grand Avenues (corner Classon) Neighborhood: Clinton Hill Year Built: 1882 Architectural Style: Neo-Grec Architect: Amzi Hill Other work by architect: Hundreds of houses and flats buildings in Clinton Hill, Bedford Stuyvesant, Stuyvesant Heights, Crown Heights North, Park Slope, […]