The Economic Development Corporation just released a request for proposals for “qualified developers to purchase and redevelop a premier development site in Brooklyn Heights located at 280 Cadman Plaza West” — in other words, the Brooklyn Heights Library branch. The City has said it wants to sell the 52-year-old library building and the 26,000-square-foot lot it sits on to a developer to raise funds for repairs throughout the library system. The building would be demolished to make way for a new residential development. The RFP asks that the development includes a new, 20,000-square-foot library branch. The city recently said it would hold onto another Brooklyn library threatened with a similar fate, the Pacific Street branch. Proposals for the Brooklyn Heights site are due by September 9. The Library expects to present its Board of Trustees with a recommended development partner by the end of 2013, and then the developer will go through the ULURP process.
Brooklyn Heights Development Opportunity RFP [NYCEDC]
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We just got an email from the 77th Precinct informing us that SantaCon is going to be hitting the bars in Crown Heights tomorrow afternoon. It’s a charity event, said the email. Expect to see a lot of people dressed up as Santa. The police will be there to make sure no laws are broken. […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Former Lincoln Savings Bank, now McDonalds Address: 2848 Church Avenue Cross Streets: Corner Nostrand Avenue Neighborhood: Flatbush Year Built: 1932 Architectural Style: Early Deco, with pared down neo-classical elements Architect: Unknown, but perhaps Halsey, McCormack & Helmer, it’s very much in their style Landmarked: No The story: The […]
Owners of the successful Comodo in Soho are opening another Latin American outpost on Dekalb in Fort Greene, to be called Colonia Verde. Felipe Donnelly and William Osborne are taking over the former Kif space at 219 Dekalb near Adelphi Street. Their vision is a communal, family-style restaurant with cuisine from various parts of Latin […]