The owner of Little Zelda’s and Wedge, both located on Franklin Avenue, is aiming to open another establishment on the block. His newest venture is a book store, planned for the old pawn shop space on the corner of Park Place and Franklin Avenue. (The pawn shop was not a welcome addition to Franklin when it arrived a few years ago.) The bookstore will be called Hullabaloo and will focus on fiction, poetry, cookbooks, children’s books, art, and local authors/artists. There will be an entire shelf devoted to Crown Heights authors and artists. Hullabaloo will accept donations of used books to start, and the plan is to eventually phase in new books and magazines. The plan is to open it next month. The owner is currently fundraising to launch a free event series at the space — they want to host local and international authors for readings, have monthly speakers series, hold weekly free storytelling events for kids, and writing workshops for teens and adults. The goal is to raise $18,420. Check out the Kickstarter page right here.
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Street safety advocates will have a chance to make their voices heard at two upcoming Vision Zero workshops in Brooklyn Heights and Flatbush. Anyone can attend and suggest street safety improvements, bike lanes, or slow zones in neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn. NYPD and DOT staff will split attendees into small discussion groups and use maps to […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Semi-detached row houses Address: 1238-1254 Lincoln Place Cross Streets: Troy and Schenectady Avenues Neighborhood: Crown Heights North Year Built: late teens, early 1920s Architectural Style: Vaguely Mediterranean Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No The story: By the first two decades of the 20th century, housing was at a crossroads in […]
A San Francisco-based co-working space called Makeshift Society is opening a location in Williamsburg on the first two floors of a converted warehouse at 55 Hope Street. Makeshift’s Brooklyn spot occupies 4,000 square feet across both floors and offers 17-foot ceilings, open seating and dedicated studio desks. It will also have a creative tool lending library […]
Here the developers have gutted a small one-family and turned it into three small open-plan apartments, each with two bedrooms. (The listing says there’s an owner’s duplex, but going by the floor plan, it seems to be referring to the cellar.) Some charm still remains in the form of beautiful fireplaces and the exterior, which has […]