Here’s an update from the Brooklyn Public Library in the wake of the hurricane: three impacted branches – McKinley, Jamaica Bay and Flatlands – have reopened, while four branches remain closed due to damage – Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Brighton Beach. The Red Hook branch is now serving as a warming center from 10 am to 5 pm, with food and warm drinks available. The BPL also dispatched bookmobiles to Red Hook and Coney Island, with charging stations and free books and activities for children. Finally, you can drop off storm relief supplies for Red Hook and Coney Island to 15 different branches, including Central Library on Eastern Parkway. Check out the full list of branches and items to donate right here.
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A new building application was filed last week for a five-story building at 331 Saratoga Avenue in Ocean Hill. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is listed as the owner on the permit. The vacant lot has been city-owned since the late ’70s, according to public records. The SLCE-designed development between Dean and Bergen streets will include 80 apartments […]
The Brooklyn Home Company broke ground recently on a four-unit condo building at 84 Congress Street in the Columbia Waterfront District. A joint venture with MESH Architectures, this project looks nothing like Brooklyn Home Company’s conversions in historic buildings we wrote about last week, as a rendering on the fence shows. Designed by Mesh Architecture, the 6,720-square-foot building […]
As we approach the May 1 deadline for Mayor de Blasio to present his plan for 200,000 units of affordable housing, housing advocates and preservationists worry that increasing the percentage of affordable housing in private developments will require outsize development in Brooklyn. Last week’s approval of Domino, which will have towers reaching up to 55 […]
It’s not exactly news that as neighborhoods gentrify, the artists who jump started the process are priced out. However, it may be the end of the line for some artists priced out of Industry City in Brooklyn, the huge industrial complex in Sunset Park, according to a story in The New York Times. The Times […]
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