A proposal for a Business Improvement District around the Barclays Center will not become a reality. The Commercial Observer reports that the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, who first proposed the BID, just couldn’t figure how to spread the burden fairly on property owners. The BID, after some adjustments, would include the Barclays Center, the Atlantic Terminal and Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Cultural District and commercial blocks on Flatbush. The DBP runs three other BIDs in the area and expected to establish another one by the end of the year, coinciding with the end of Bloomberg’s term. But after delays in the process, the DBP announced it just wouldn’t be moving forward. In a letter they sated “we have been unable to arrive at an equitable assessment formula.” As the Commercial Oberserver points out, the proposal, if it ever resurfaces, will have to wait until the next administration.
The BID That Wasn’t: Barclays-Area Effort Dissolves, For Now [Commercial Observer]
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Developer Park Tower Group has gotten the ball rolling on the hotly debated Greenpoint Landing development by filing a building application for a six-story mixed-use building at 21 Commercial Street. Designed by Handel Architects, the 85,033-square-foot structure will have ground floor commercial space and 93 units on prime Greenpoint waterfront land, according to a new […]
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Come out to Brooklyn Bridge Park this weekend to enjoy spring temperatures and classical music played on a floating barge off Fulton Ferry slip. Violinist Mara Milkis and pianist Francine Kay will play tunes from Telemann, Prokofiev, Schubert and Schumann Friday evening at 7 pm. Tickets are $35, $30 for seniors and $15 for students, and can […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Park Place Station, Franklin Avenue Shuttle Address: 605 Park Place Cross Streets: Franklin and Classon Avenues Neighborhood: Crown Heights North Year Built: Original station-1900, rebuilt 1906. This station-1999 Architectural Style: Vaguely Mission style Architect: Unknown MTA architects; railings and gates by Isha Shabaka Landmarked: No The story: The history […]