Tonight the Community Board Two land-use committee will hear an interesting proposal to redevelop seven lots along Fulton Street between Grand Avenue and Downing Street. Above, five privately owned lots are marked in pink. The applicant also wants to develop two adjacent city-owned properties, lots two and three. Presumably a very large development will go in on the seven lots, which are currently empty. According to a Community Board Two bulletin, “The Department of Housing Preservation and Development is willing to consider transferring the property in what is known as a negotiated sale. However, before the agency will prepare a ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) application for the disposition of the two lots, it requests a preliminary opinion from CB2.” A negotiated sale means the City would work out a deal with the applicant but not sell the lots on the open market. The identity of the would-be developer was not disclosed; architectural firm Aufgang and Subotovsky and legal firm Akerman Senterfitt LLP, which specializes in zoning, land use and development, will present. GMAP
Scaffolding went up on the Montauk Club at 25 8th Avenue in Park Slope earlier this month. Looks like they might be repointing the brick in the front. Anyone know what they’re doing? Incidentally, when there was scaffolding on the landmark building in 2011, six brides threatened to sue to get their deposits back.
A mixed-use row house that looks like it will fit in well with the neighbors is going up at 202 Grand Street in Williamsburg, in what was previously an empty lot. We’re happy to see the heights of the stories are in keeping with the context. This has potential, depending on what finishes are chosen. […]
Winter has finally packed its bags, and it’s a perfect time to plant all manner of trees, perennials and annuals. It is also a great time to weed and reseed your lawn, before the weather gets so warm Bermuda grass takes over. Warmer days and frequent rains give everything a good start. In preparation for […]
Seven homes out of nine have sold at the Townhouses of Cobble Hill development, according to a PR rep. The Landmarks-approved modern-yet-contextual houses at 110-126 Congress Street went on the market in May for $3,650,000 to $4,200,000, and only 110 and 114 are still available. The four-bedroom, five-bath house at 110 Congress has 3,318 square feet […]
Average rents rose 77 percent in Brooklyn while city wide real median income fell 4.8 percent from 2000 to 2012, according to a report out from the city comptroller described in The New York Post. The increases were the largest in any borough. A story in the Times implied that meeting Mayor de Blasio’s stated […]