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
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There will be five homes, all with gardens or landscaped decks, on The Brooklyn Heights Association’s house tour this year. Also on the program are refreshments and guided tours of the sanctuary at¬†the historic Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims. The tour takes place Saturday, May 10, from 1 to 5 pm. Tickets ($30 for members […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: The Decatur Address: 142-144 Decatur Street Cross Streets: Corner Marcus Garvey Boulevard Neighborhood: Stuyvesant Heights Year Built: 1888 Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival Architect: George L. Morse Other work by architect: Temple Bar Building ‚Äď Court Street, Franklin Trust ‚Äď Montague Street, Abraham & Straus annex ‚Äď Livingston Street, […]
Brooklyn-based real estate firm Realty Collective will open an office in Clinton Hill, its fourth location. The official opening of the office at 466 Grand Avenue¬†will take place Sunday April 27, the firm said in a press release. The new location will also handle business in Fort Greene, Bed Stuy, Crown Heights and Prospect Heights.¬†Its […]
OK, it’s really narrow and there are a lot of down lights but this Greenwood Heights house at 396A 19th Street¬†looks pretty cute to us. Goes to show what some great rugs and Timorous Beasties wallpaper can do, right? That bath looks pretty slick, and we also like the¬†new unpainted clapboard exterior. We’re not so […]