Slave Theater Brooklyn Bed Stuy Icon Sold

Bed Stuy’s historic Slave Theater — a bastion of Afro-centric culture and activism since the 1980s — and two adjacent lots were sold to developer Eli Hemway for $18,500,000, according to The Real Deal. Permits have yet to be filed for development or renovation at any of the three sites: 1215 Fulton Street, 10 Halsey Street, and 16 Halsey Street.

Given the theater’s embattled history (more on that below), a kerfuffle is likely. (more…)

Albee Square

Photo via Downtown Brooklyn‘s Instagram

With much fanfare, city officials and developer Jemb Realty Monday officially announced a 35-story commercial building to be built at 420 Albee Square. The announcement was heavy on prepared statements of support from local politicians but light on the details, such as when construction might start or end. The building was no secret, however, as permits were filed in March.


Brooklyn Tech Triangle

Downtown Brooklyn seen from Dumbo

The Brooklyn Tech Triangle — encompassing Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard — was conceived in 2013 by a coalition of businesses advocating for more office space and worker amenities in the borough’s commercial hub.

Two years later, the group has released an update calling for — surprise! — yet more office space. (more…)

205 Montague

A property at 205 Montague Street — with air rights enabling a 700-foot-tall tower — just went on the market for a cool $200,000,000. That’s more than 250 feet taller than the oh-so-controversial proposed Brooklyn Heights replacement library and condo tower at 280 Cadman Plaza West. It’s also 282 feet higher than Brooklyn Heights’ tallest existing building. (more…)