Today the Q at Parkside Blog reports some welcome news for neighborhood Q train riders: the DOT secured the money to totally rehab the Parkside Q Station. That means restoration of the stairs, tracks, ceilings, columns, etc. Q at Parkside says, “No word yet on how extensive will be the cosmetic work on the headhouse, but believe me I got down on my knees and begged Assistant Director Andrew Inglesby for light fixtures, matching doors, scraping down to the bone and repainting. Look, if they don’t do the job properly and fix more than the infrastructure, what’s the point of spending millions of our dollars?” The New York City Transportation Authority is bidding out the project right now and work should begin in the spring.
Dreams Really Can Come True for the Q [The Q at Parkside]
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Construction started Thursday on a three-story townhouse for one family at 218 Greene Avenue, according to a tipster. Another reader sent in the photo above. It’s rare to see a new single family house going up. Much more typical are three-story, three-family Fedders buildings. The architect is Gerald Caliendo, whose portfolio of single family residences shows […]
Rents are still increasing in Brooklyn, with the biggest increases happening in formerly affordable areas such as Bed Stuy and Bushwick, according to two reports out today. In Bed Stuy, average rents were up 15.6 percent to $1,835 in November, vs. $1,587 in the same period last year, according to MNS. Over in Bushwick, average rents […]
Netting is up and demo has started at 10 MetroTech, aka 623 and 625 Fulton Street, according to a tipster, who sent in this photo. A demo permit was issued in November. As we noted in June, the Forest City Ratner-owned building will be torn down and replaced by apartments. No new building permit has […]
As new ice skating rinks pop up all over the city, Bed Stuy will not be left out in the cold. The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and the Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District said they hope to reopen a rink at Restoration Plaza that has been shut down for more than 20 years, The Wall […]
Community Board One gave the thumbs up to Two Trees’ innovative Domino proposal last night. The developer already had the right to build a previously approved complex, but scrapped it in favor of an unusual design from SHoP, above, that features taller buildings with views through cutouts and more publicly accessible green space, among other […]