The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership is installing 28 new tree guards and 22 new tree benches on Myrtle Avenue before the new year. This is the second phase of installation; 40 tree guards and benches went on the avenue in the summer of 2011. The design for the two types of tree guards was reached through a community process and the panels were designed by 24 local artists. Designs range from graphic patterns and shapes to abstractions of real-world objects. According to MARP, “For this phase of the street furniture program, the Partnership worked with art teachers at neighborhood schools, with 10 of the selected panel designs coming from students at these schools, some as young as preschoolers.” They plan to raise more funds for a third round of tree guards, likely in areas slated for capital improvement projects in the near future, like the Myrtle Pedestrian Plaza. Check out a picture of the designs at the MARP Flickr page!
Photo by myrtle_avenue_brooklyn
A San Francisco-based co-working space called Makeshift Society is opening a location in Williamsburg on the first two floors of a converted warehouse at 55 Hope Street. Makeshift’s Brooklyn spot occupies 4,000 square feet across both floors and offers 17-foot ceilings, open seating and dedicated studio desks. It will also have a creative tool lending library […]
Here the developers have gutted a small one-family and turned it into three small open-plan apartments, each with two bedrooms. (The listing says there’s an owner’s duplex, but going by the floor plan, it seems to be referring to the cellar.) Some charm still remains in the form of beautiful fireplaces and the exterior, which has […]
This two-bedroom, two-bath triplex in a Park Slope conversion has an airy feel with two terraces and a roof deck and an interesting mezzanine space. There’s also plenty of room for a home office or two and walk-in closets for both bedrooms. We’re a little puzzled by the floor plan, however, which seems to chop […]
This three-bedroom, two-bath duplex in a Prospect Lefferts Gardens house looks large and well-cared for. The 1,500-square-foot pad has an updated eat-in kitchen with a dishwasher, and both bathrooms appear to be in good shape although not renovated recently. The house also has a screened-in porch, shared backyard, and parking for an additional fee. It’s […]
Work has started at the long-empty double corner lot prominently situated across from Saratoga Park at 840-838 Halsey Street. At one time it was slated to become a community garden, but now plans call for two-three family, three-story buildings. There are no renderings on the fence, but we won’t be surprised if they are Fedders. […]