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]
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The Brooklyn Greenway is expanding to Columbia Street between Degraw and Kane, and a desolate stretch of waterfront is about to get much greener. There’s already a protected bike lane on Columbia Street, but the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is going to begin landscaping the first part of the Columbia Waterfront Park. They’re looking for enthusiastic […]
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Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 409-417 Grand Avenue Cross Streets: Gates and Putnam Avenues Neighborhood: Clinton Hill Year Built: 1909 Architectural Style: Colonial Revival Architect: John J. Petit of Kirby, Petit & Greene Other work by architect: Houses in Prospect Park South and other Victorian Flatbush neighborhoods, commissioned homes in […]
The permanent signage for Nordstrom Rack and T.J.Maxx went up on the front on the Offerman Building at 505 Fulton Street last week. Nordstrom Rack is prepping for its opening next week on Thursday, May 1. T.J.Maxx is still “coming soon” — and it probably will be soon. We saw an ad on a bus […]