Yesterday Streetsblog reported on Tuesday’s Community Board Two transportation committee meeting, which considered the matter of Fort Greene public space Fowler Square. The committee voted for the temporary space to become permanent. In the words of Streetsblog: “Community Board 2′s transportation committee voted 7-0, with one abstention, to support the conversion of Fowler Square Plaza in Fort Greene from a temporary public space to a permanent feature of the neighborhood.” The public plaza, installed by Department of Transportation this summer, received some heat from the community before its installation. But DOT found that many nearby residents visit the plaza on a regular basis and believe the space has improved quality of life and is a positive addition to the neighborhood. Twenty-six of the 29 nearby businesses also expressed support of the plaza. The DOT found minimal impact on traffic due to closing off South Elliott Place. So it looks like the plaza is here to stay. Streetsblog did not mention if DOT plans to alter the design in any way as it transitions to a permanent space.
Brooklyn Committee Unanimously Supports Permanent Fowler Plaza [Streetsblog]
We love this five-bedroom, two-bath triplex in Park Slope, which is both beautiful and expensive. There aren’t any kitchen or bathroom photos, but the listing says it has a “well-appointed galley kitchen.” The double parlor, formal dining room and kitchen are all on the same floor. There are tons of original details, including five decorative […]
This yellow brick corner building at 240 St. Nicholas Avenue has been renovated with reclaimed wood paneling, oak floors, and stainless steel appliances and is for sale for $2,295,000. There is an owner’s duplex — unusual for a multi-family in Bushwick — four rental apartments and a two-car garage. There’s also lots of FAR and […]
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 […]