The building on Atlantic Avenue and Smith Street that houses the St. Clair Restaurant on the ground floor looks ready for redevelopment. The St. Clair recently closed for business and has been stripped clean. A sign outside says that it is closed for renovations, but that seems suspect since Thor Equities purchased the building one year ago and the Brooklyn Paper previously reported that the space would “reopen as a new retail facility as soon as possible.” Another option is a building teardown, since current zoning allows for a seven-story build here. The building’s DOB records do not indicate any major construction in the near future, and a rendering released by Thor Equities specifies only a renovation for the ground floor commercial space. So now the question is: What business would fit best on such a high-trafficked retail corner? There’s still signage up advertising an available retail space, so it may not be filled yet.
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Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Wood framed semi-detached row house Address: 133 Carlton Avenue Cross Streets: Myrtle and Park Avenues Neighborhood: Wallabout Year Built: 1840s Architectural Style: Greek Revival Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No, but part of a proposed Wallabout Historic District. The story: In spite of all that’s happened on this block of […]
Bushwick’s Swallow Cafe has just opened a second location at 493 Driggs Avenue between North 9th and North 10th streets in Williamsburg. It opened Saturday and serves coffee, tea, sandwiches and pastries. There’s a short bar that will soon have a few stools under it. The otherwise nondescript storefront has a little hand-painted sign with […]
Yup, another incredible house on Arlington Place is for sale. The Renaissance Revival brownstone at No. 5 was built by George P. Chappell in 1887 and was a Building of the Day in 2012. It’s next door to the Crooklyn house, which sold for $1,700,000 in July. The house at No. 1, previously an SRO and delivered […]
We featured plenty of apartments at the Newswalk building in Park Slope in our day, but this two-bedroom duplex has to be one of the biggest and nicest of them all. The first level is a large, loft-like living area with a kitchen and bathroom; upstairs are two bedrooms and another bathroom along with a […]
This two-bedroom, two-bath pad at 100 Luquer Street — the building that prompted a downzoning in Carroll Gardens — has big windows and that bright new-condo feeling. The 1,079-square-foot apartment comes with a private balcony, central air, master bath with radiant heat and a large storage/laundry room. Designed by Karl Fischer (whether that’s a negative […]