After a lot of protest from Windsor Terrace residents and local politicians concerning a Walgreens replacing the now-defunct Key Foods at 589 Prospect Avenue, Walgreens is expected to present their plans to the community. In a concession to the neighborhood, Walgreens representatives promised that the store would dedicate a significant amount of space to fresh produce and meat, possibly meaning that the Walgreens may share the building with a grocery outlet. Tomorrow at 6:30pm, at Shepherd’s Hall, Holy Name Church at 245 Prospect Park West, Walgreens reps will unveil the plans. According to a meeting notice, they will have a rendering of the building and details about the space. Management will also be there to answer any questions from residents.
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 Simmons and outgoing Borough President Marty Markowitz recalled when WHC […]
Three contiguous buildings with the same architect but two different owners are going up at the corner of Putnam and Bedford. The furthest along is 1192 Bedford Avenue, at the far left above, a mixed-use building of five stories with six apartments, according to DOB filings. Next door at 1190 Bedford is what seems to […]