Hold onto your hats because this is the biggest Brooklyn real estate news of the year: The Jehovah’s Witnesses have taken the next step in their Brooklyn divestment plan, striking a deal to sell a six-building portfolio to a joint venture that includes the Kushner Companies, RFR Holdings and LIVWRK, a new company from ex-Two Trees exec Asher Abehsera. In addition to the 30-story hotel property at 90 Sands Street, the group of buildings includes 175 Pearl Street, 55 Prospect Street, 81 Prospect Street, 77 Sands Street and 117 Adams Street for a total of 1.25 million square feet. According to the New York Post, which broke the story, the deal was signed on Friday.
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A tipster let us know that Douglaston Development filed a new building application Monday for a third Williamsburg Edge condo tower, which will rise to 40 stories. The building at 2 North 6th Place will have 554 units, including 10 duplexes. Stephen J Jacobs Group will design the 398-foot waterfront skyscraper, which will include 512,739 square feet of […]
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 […]