A fire ripped through popular Williamsburg coffee house Oslo this afternoon, reports Gothamist. Firefighters took care of the blaze at 328 Bedford Avenue in about 45 minutes and no one was injured. Oslo employees are not sure how the fire started but the place has basically been gutted. As Gothamist points out, there is still another Oslo location in Williamsburg at 133 Roebling Street.
Photos, Video: Oslo Burns! Williamsburg Coffee Shop “Gutted” By Fire [Gothamist]
Photo by Lauren Koueiter via Gothamist
A tipster tells us work has started up again at the long-dormant warehouse conversion at 53 Bridge Street in Dumbo. The latest alteration permits indicate the developer has scrapped residential plans. The developer of the long-troubled project was ordered to take down an unsightly and unstable six-story addition back in 2010, designed by disgraced architect Scarano. The architect of record is […]
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Halstead is opening an office in Bed Stuy at 316 Stuyvesant Avenue, the company told us. The former Bed Stuy team of Evans & Nye — Ban Leow, Morgan Munsey and Donna Myrie — will work out of the space. Halstead executive director of sales in Brooklyn, Trish Martin, will oversee the office, said DNAinfo, which […]
Last week an LLC called Buffalo Avenue Realty Associates picked up St. Mary’s Hospital at 170 Buffalo Avenue in the Weeksville neighborhood of Crown Heights for $19,500,000. The large private Catholic institution closed in 2005. Surprisingly, it will not be converted into rentals or condos. The new owner has already leased the building to Prospect Park Nursing Home […]
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