Here’s a Brooklyn foodie project we haven’t heard the likes of before: The Water Table, Brooklyn’s “very first dinner boat.” Kelli Farwell, formerly of Rye, Dumont, Craft and Gramercy Tavern, plans to serve seasonal New England food on a tug boat originating from Lake Michigan. Dinner will last the span of a three-hour cruise, which leaves from Greenpoint. Each tour will hold 30 to 35 passengers and will set sail twice nightly, serving dinner on weekdays and lunch on the weekends. The plan is to have The Water Table up and sailing by this summer, and you can help move along the project through the fundraising campaign.
This five-bedroom, two-bath apartment in a Crown Heights brownstone has some lovely prewar details and recent updates. The apartment, listed by the owners, has new bathrooms and a new kitchen with stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. There are two decorative fireplaces with interesting detail, a pier mirror, and a screen with some ornate fretwork […]
From the contractor’s perspective, the 203K inspection is probably the single most important part of the 203K process. The contractor doesn’t get paid for his work until an inspection actually takes place. But let’s take a step back. The 203K inspection is the official FHA inspection of the property, and it can only be done […]
Prospect Park was not even half completed when it opened to the public in 1867. It was a huge success, made even larger over the next six years, as work continued. Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted created one of the greatest urban parks in the world, combining nature and architecture seamlessly into the center […]
The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership wants to make over Flatbush from the Fulton Mall to Barclays Center, DNAinfo reported. The group is asking local politicians for their support and help drumming up about $7,000,000 for the project. The improvements would extend Phase I of the Flatbush Avenue streetscape project, which is now complete (and cost $23,000,000) […]
The new museum building at the Weeksville Heritage Center is finished, and the official ribbon cutting took place yesterday morning, although the building won’t open to the public until spring 2014. The celebration included an African libation ceremony and speeches from local officials. WHC board chairman Timothy Simons and outgoing Borough President Marty Markowitz recalled when WHC […]