A few tips came in with word that 23 Caton Place, the long-stalled condo building, is active again. The Department of Buildings approved full permits and the architect is still Karl Fischer. Another tipster noticed that construction workers are busy on-site and plumbing is going in. There still are not many details available on the construction timeline, the new property owner or the design of the building. Public records do not list any new ownership here, despite the development going up for foreclosure in the fall. But as Windsor Terrace Patch noted last week, Community Board Seven plans to shed some light on the subject. CB7 will hold a meeting on February 6th at 6:30 pm at 312 Coney Island Avenue addressing the project. A representative from the Hudson Companies also plans to discuss the impending residential project at 22 Caton Place. And representatives from the city’s School Construction Authority will also share an update on the future site of P.S./I.S. 437 which is under construction at 701-711 Caton Avenue.
A real estate firm named JEMB Realty bought a parking lot in downtown Brooklyn for $38,464,188. If that seems like a staggering amount to pay for a parking lot, well, it’s located at 420-428 Albee Square, right across the street from City Point. It’s got 185,000 buildable square feet, The Real Deal reported. That works […]
On a chilly day in late November, 1905, thirty-six year old Benjamin F. Chadsey was taken to the Raymond Street Jail in Brooklyn. He had been brought back to New York from Indiana after being on the run for two years. In 1903, he faked his suicide, and disappeared on the evening before he was […]
After noticing some trendy restaurants and a rise in development sales in Bay Ridge, DNAinfo wonders if it could be the next hip neighborhood with a real estate boom. Bay Ridge had 20 percent of the new development sales in the first quarter of 2014, the most of any neighborhood, according to MNS’ latest report. […]
J.Crew plans to open a store in a warehouse on Wythe Avenue and North 4th Street in Williamsburg, above, according to sources quoted in Crain’s. So Williamsburg may end up being the brand’s first Brooklyn store after all. Last year, it said it planned to open at 151 Court Street in Cobble Hill early this […]
Brooklyn is slated to lose a number of its wood frame houses to development this year. Often these houses are some of the oldest in the borough, although they may not look like much, at least from the outside. Just like so many other aging wood frames in Brooklyn, this little house on Chauncey Street […]