Today at 11 am, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Bruce Ratner and others will break ground on the first residential tower at Atlantic Yards. One¬†of the building’s 930 modules will be on display today, according to¬†Atlantic Yards Report. (The modules are fabricated at the nearby Brooklyn Navy Yard; the 15 planned modular builds on the Atlantic Yards site will be the tallest modular buildings in the world.) You can see a picture of the modular unit on display over at The Observer. From this point on, construction of the first tower is expected to take 18 months with an expected occupancy in the summer of 2014. As revealed in late November, fifty percent of the building, or 181 units, will be affordable and all of the units will be rent stabilized.
Questions for the Modular Press Conference [Atlantic Yards]
Renderings by SHoP and ARUP via AYR
Next weekend, the third annual Brooklyn Zine Fest¬†returns to the Brooklyn Historical Society with panels and a wide variety of publishers, artists and writers selling their wares. Panels will discuss topics like queer and trans zine writers, zine collecting and publishing zines anonymously. And over 150 zine enthusiasts will be selling self-published magazines on everything […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row house Address: 245 Front Street Cross Streets: Bridge and Gold Streets Neighborhood: Vinegar Hill Year Built: 1852-55 Architectural Style: Greek Revival Architect: Unknown. Landmarked: Yes, part of Vinegar Hill HD (1997) The story: Like stumbling upon Brigadoon, Vinegar Hill is hidden from most people‚Äôs view, tucked away […]
A convention center is planning to open at 79 Franklin Street in Greenpoint later this year, possibly in October, according to DNAinfo. Currently under construction, the Brooklyn Expo Center¬†will have 28,000 square feet of space for exhibitions and meetings. There will also be a cafeteria and parking. A reader who lives nearby said it looks […]
Although obviously in need of work to turn it into living space, this has got to be one of the coolest properties for sale we’ve ever seen. There’s tons of curb appeal (or will be, pending a fresh paint job), beamed ceilings, arched windows and doors, diagonal floors and three skylights in this seemingly untouched […]
This large one-bedroom co-op at The Griffin in Fort Greene just hit the market with an asking price of $749,000. It’s a nice apartment on the eighth floor with good light and views as well as solid prewar credentials. We’d guess that this would have to be some kind of price record for a one-bedroom […]