A change of plans is in the works for 85 Flatbush Avenue Extension, the giant lot in Downtown Brooklyn. The Department of Buildings recently approved plans for a more modest residential building than was previously slated for the site. There will be 12 stories and 69 units in comparison to 21 stories and 105 units. To recap the history: You may recall the site went up for foreclosure this November. Public records do not show who the deed went to, although recent filings with the Department of Buildings list the Chetrit Group as the new owner. Building permits approved in November list Gene Kaufman as the architect. Once upon a time, architect Ishmael Levya was expected to grace the site with this spaceship-looking design, but now it looks like a call for new renderings are in order! A reader sent in the above image of the latest doings at the development.
Foreclosure for Giant Lot on Flatbush Ave Extension [Brownstoner]
Permits Renewed for Tower at Flatbush Extension [Brownstoner] GMAP P*Shark DOB
The end of North Henry Street will be transformed into a public shoreline, thanks to the first round of grants from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund. The group announced funding for 18 small-grant projects yesterday. The Newtown Creek Alliance will get $25,000 for its shoreline project, DNAinfo reported. (Above, Newtown Creek flowing into the East […]
Developer Park Tower Group has gotten the ball rolling on the hotly debated Greenpoint Landing development by filing a building application for a six-story mixed-use building at 21 Commercial Street. Designed by Handel Architects, the 85,033-square-foot structure will have ground floor commercial space and 93 units on prime Greenpoint waterfront land, according to a new […]
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Come out to Brooklyn Bridge Park this weekend to enjoy spring temperatures and classical music played on a floating barge off Fulton Ferry slip. Violinist Mara Milkis and pianist Francine Kay will play tunes from Telemann, Prokofiev, Schubert and Schumann Friday evening at 7 pm. Tickets are $35, $30 for seniors and $15 for students, and can […]