07/30/14 10:00am

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This interesting addition is rising on top of a townhouse at 1 Woodrow Court in Greenwood Heights, at the corner of 5th Avenue and 30th Street. The little two-story brick townhouse is being enlarged with a third floor and 836 more square feet, according to alteration permits. The architect of record is Eric Safyan, and his website includes more construction photos and a schematic, which we’ve included after the jump. (more…)

07/29/14 4:30pm

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Affordable Housing’s Missing Link: Residents Knowing How to Apply [Brooklyn Brief]
Being a Zookeeper at the Prospect Park Zoo Is Just as Cool as You Thought [South Slope News]
Tonight: Workshop on $4 Million Storm Plan for Marine Park, Mill Basin [Sheepshead Bites]
Cornerspotted: The Vanderveer House on Nostrand Avenue [Curbed]
The South Side, “Still Not the Neighborhood You Want to Think It Is” [Bedford+Bowery]
ChikaLicious Is Coming to Williamsburg [Bedford+Bowery]
Debunking a Legend About the Japanese House [Ditmas Park Corner]
Kings County Saloon Now Open in Bushwick [Free Williamsburg]

Photo by Joel Zimmer

07/29/14 4:00pm

bergn beer hall

Berg’n Beer Hall will open its doors in a former garage in Crown Heights on August 27, as Grub Street first reported. The 9,000-square-foot space at 899 Bergen Street will offer food from Mighty Quinn’s, Pizza Moto Slice Shop, Asia Dog, and Ramen Burger for lunch and dinner, and locally roasted Parlor coffee and Dough doughnuts for breakfast. Berg’n will also have a 40-foot antique bar that serves locally brewed beer and pints of Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale. The beer hall is connected to 1000 Dean Street, a 150,000-square-foot former Studebaker service station that’s been converted to office space.

07/29/14 10:00am

292 court street cobble hill

A private Montessori school group is presenting its plans next week to alter the facade of a landmarked former movie theater at 292 Court Street in Cobble Hill. The school needs LPC approval to change the facade and “to install storefront infill, two barrier-free access ramps, a flag, a canopy, and an elevator bulkhead, “according to the LPC agendaCalifornia-based LePort Schools signed a lease in April for the 15,700-square-foot building, which includes an additional 6,000 square feet of rooftop and back terrace space, as we reported at the time.

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07/28/14 4:30pm

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Prospect Heights Package Supposedly Sold: 218-220 Park Place [BK to the Fullest]
Salma Hayek’s Cleanse Guru Has Opened a Juice Bar on Bedford Avenue [Bedford+Bowery]
The Rent Is Too Damn High: Jimmy McMillan Comes to Ditmas Park [Ditmas Park Corner]
Kimchi Taco Truck’s Second Brooklyn Restaurant Opens in Carroll Gardens [DNAinfo]
How to Spot Flipper Shortcuts When Buying a Brownstone [BU]
Brooklyn Brewery Eyes Staten Island for Big New Plant [Crain's]
Bushwick Festival Brought a Lot of Delish Beers to Troutman Street [Bushwick Daily]

Photo by Michael Tapp

07/28/14 4:00pm

east river ferry

The East River Ferry returned to India Street Pier on Saturday, just as the G train shut down between Nassau Avenue and Court Square until September 2. Greenpointers reported that the ferry will run on its summer schedule, with departures every 20 to 30 minutes and stops at Pier 11 on Wall Street, Dumbo, South Williamsburg, North Williamsburg, Long Island City and East 34th Street. But temporary shuttle buses will run between India Street and the North 6th Street pier until Wednesday. And if the ferry isn’t running, Uber is offering one free ride between the Nassau Avenue and Court Square G stops until August 31.

Photo via East River Ferry

07/28/14 12:15pm

943 st marks avenue crown heights 72014

Here’s a slightly pricey but modern one-bedroom condo for rent in Crown Heights. The exposed brick might not appeal to everyone, but the kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a decent amount of cabinet space. The big windows help open up the living room too. However, the asking price seems ambitious for this size and location. What do you think of it for $2,000 a month?

943 St. Marks Ave, #2A [Ideal Properties] GMAP

07/28/14 10:45am

236 17th street south slope

A seven-story apartment building is planned for the corner of 17th Street and 5th Avenue in Greenwood Heights, in the parking lot of the former Aaron’s Fine Ladies Apparel. The project at 236 17th Street will have 17 units spread across 19,993 square feet, according to a new building application filed last week. It will also include seven enclosed parking spaces.

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