The Acacia, a mixed affordable and market-rate rental building at 1560 Fulton Street, just achieved LEED Gold status — the first residential building in the neighborhood to do so. The development features multiple programmable thermostats in each apartment, EnergyStar appliances, water-conserving fixtures in all kitchens and bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling Low-E windows and energy-efficient lighting. Instead of relying on the public electrical grid, the building has its own power plant, the neighborhood’s first on-site cogeneration plant. This co-gen power plant creates electricity from natural gas and is capable of providing backup power during blackouts. The building was also built with recycled and regional materials. Marketing for 105 one-, two-, and three-bedroom rental units began in late December; the building is now 75 percent full. MNS is handling all the leasing and marketing for the building.
Market-Rate Rentals Coming for Bed Stuy’s Acacia [Brownstoner]
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Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 317-347 Senator Street, also 318-370 Senator Street Cross Streets: 3rd and 4th avenues Neighborhood: Bay Ridge Year Built: 1906-1912 Architectural Style: Renaissance Revival Architect: Fred Eisenla Other buildings by architect: Row houses in Park Slope, specifically on 3rd St, between 7th and PPW. Also many similar […]
Cafe Habana is expanding its operations in Brooklyn with Habana To Go. It’s located at 690 Fulton in Fort Greene, right across the street from Habana Outpost, the chain’s solar powered restaurant with a huge outdoor space that is now closed for the season. Habana To Go will offer takeout and delivery, according to the […]
Today’s HOTD is yet another apparently well maintained Bed Stuy beauty that has been in the same family for many years. We see original Lincrusta (or Anaglypta) in the entry hall, wood work with exuberant crown moldings that could perhaps be described as Egyptian, plaster medallions that recall the Neo-Grec, original doors, parquet, plaster cornices, […]