Tonight the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership will present another factor of the Park Avenue Safety Plan to Community Board Two. The proposals, which cover Washington Avenue between Park and Flushing Avenues and Park Avenue from Washington Avenue to Steuben Street, will close the “crossover” near Grand Avenue, improve pedestrian crossings, and will secure additional capital money to help implement the recommended improvements. Closing off the crossover at Grand will open up a large area under the BQE (near the easternmost end) which could be used for community programming. There is no concrete plan yet for what may happen with the space. If the DOT decides to take on the project they will start a planning process with the community before making any changes. If you’re interested in hearing the full proposal, the meeting is 5pm tonight at the Zeckendorf Health Sciences Center, Long Island University.
This three-bedroom near the Navy Yard is reasonably priced and close to Fort Greene Park. The 1,250-square-foot apartment has a nicely sized living and dining space with newly refinished hardwood floors. There’s a washer/dryer in the basement and a shared backyard, as well as parking for a “low monthly fee.” But despite the proximity to […]
We stopped by 88 Richardson Street the other day, and lo and behold, the building is almost up to its full seven stories. This is the Karl Fischer-designed building with 188 units that is rising on the site of the former Meeker Flea Market next to the BQE in Williamsburg. The developer is Brooklyn-based Rabsky […]
This one-story garage at 564 St. Johns Place between Franklin and Classon in Crown Heights will be demolished soon and replaced by a Karl Fischer-designed eight-story apartment building. A demolition application was filed on Monday, but the DOB didn’t approve it because the filing lacked a plan exam. Developer Rabsky Group is behind the development, […]
A mixed-use development is in the works for part of a very large empty site on Myrtle Avenue across from the Marcy Houses in Bed Stuy, New York NIMBY reported. Architect Charles Mallea filed a new building application Monday for an eight-story, 46-unit building at 802-806 Myrtle Avenue. The street frontage will cover three of 15 contiguous empty […]
As luxury high rises sprout up on nearly every vacant lot in south Williamsburg, sale prices in the area are expected to match those of north Williamsburg in a few years, said a story in The New York Times. Right now they trade at about a 15 percent discount, or $1,000 per square foot, vs. […]