Just a day after DNAinfo ran a story criticizing the City for its failure to build affordable housing in the North Brooklyn area, and hours before a scheduled protest about the matter, the City announced it has chosen the development team to build affordable housing at 337 Berry Street. The RFP for the site, located between South 4th and South 5th streets, has been in the works for a year. North Brooklyn Development Corporation and MDG Design and Construction LLC will be the developers. The new building will have 55 low-income rental apartments over ground-level retail, which will include a grocery store and community space. It will replace a warehouse used by the Landmarks Preservation Commission for storage, above. The apartments will be offered to families earning between 50 percent and 60 percent of the area’s median income, or $42,950 to $51,540 a year for a family of four.
City Seeking Developer to Turn Old LPC Warehouse in Williamsburg Into Affordable Housing [Brownstoner]
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The full City Council Thursday approved the proposal championed by outgoing Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz to turn Childs Restaurant into an entertainment complex and public park. The $53,000,000 project, now called the Seaside Park and Community Art Center, will involve restoring the landmarked facade and building a 5,000 seat amphitheater, park and playground. “By restoring this iconic […]
Fridays at 11, Brownstoner Upstate brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little east or west, of New York City. Dear Santa: Will you please bring us a Woodstock house that we’ll never be able to afford in a million billion years? As you know from your frequent visits to […]
A look at Brooklyn, then and now. The holiday season in Downtown Brooklyn is a festive mass of commerce, kitsch and tradition. The stores put out their holiday best sellers, street vendors everywhere are hawking their wares, and elaborate lights fixtures are set up to hang across the streets, bringing snowflakes, holiday greetings and candy […]
Leasing began yesterday for 388 Bridge Street, the now nearly complete 53-story high-rise next to Fulton Mall, DNAinfo reported. Halstead is marketing the property, which will have a mix of rental and condo units, and residents are supposed to be able to start moving in by February. The rents at Brooklyn’s tallest building range from $2,540 […]
The glassy rooftop addition proposed for the adaptive reuse of the iconic Empire Stores warehouses in Dumbo has alarmed residents and preservationists, who showed up at a Landmarks meeting Tuesday to voice their objections, the Daily Eagle reported. The commissioners agreed with them. Apparently the commissioners just didn’t like the idea of two glassy floors […]