The Squibb Park Bridge opened today, connecting Brooklyn Height’s Squibb Park to the rest of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The bridge, quite a sight to behold, is made of Black Locust timber and bronze and galvanized steel connections. In the design phase, the bridge was envisioned as a gangway in homage to the gangways leading to the vessels back when the area was a shipping port. It consists of two under-slung suspension spans and 42-inch-high lighted railings. The under-slung design allows for some pretty great views of Downtown Manhattan. The bridge is also ADA accessible. The new bridge goes hand in hand with renovations to Squibb Park, which finished back in 2010. Construction of the bridge started up in the spring of 2012. We got to check out a close-up this December, when the bridge was still in two giant pieces inside Brooklyn Bridge Park. Check out more images after the jump!
This one-bedroom co-op at 202 Baltic Street in Cobble Hill hit the market in September with an asking price of $625,000 and was reduced to $599,000 in October. The top-floor pad is attractive but lacks any particular wow factor other than the private roof deck which looks great. The 660-square-foot unit comes with a monthly […]
This one-bedroom co-op for rent in Prospect Heights is cute and convenient. The bedroom is nicely sized, but not everyone will love that lime green wall. The kitchen looks incredibly well-organized and has relatively new looking stainless steel appliances. The bathroom is pretty small, but that’s less of an issue in a one-bedroom. Overall, the […]
Construction started Thursday on a three-story townhouse for one family at 218 Greene Avenue, according to a tipster. Another reader sent in the photo above. It’s rare to see a new single family house going up. Much more typical are three-story, three-family Fedders buildings. The architect is Gerald Caliendo, whose portfolio of single family residences shows […]
Rents are still increasing in Brooklyn, with the biggest increases happening in formerly affordable areas such as Bed Stuy and Bushwick, according to two reports out today. In Bed Stuy, average rents were up 15.6 percent to $1,835 in November, vs. $1,587 in the same period last year, according to MNS. Over in Bushwick, average rents […]
Netting is up and demo has started at 10 MetroTech, aka 623 and 625 Fulton Street, according to a tipster, who sent in this photo. A demo permit was issued in November. As we noted in June, the Forest City Ratner-owned building will be torn down and replaced by apartments. No new building permit has […]