Commercial broker Chris Havens, left, interviews commercial developer Albert Laboz

Resistance to high rents in Bushwick and the dramatic impact of the end of the 421-a tax break were two hot topics industry insiders were talking about at the Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable at the Brooklyn Historical Society Tuesday afternoon.

Brownstoner checked it out and mingled with developers, brokers, bankers, and architects, who gathered — as they do every quarter — to discuss the industry’s most pressing issues and hear movers and shakers talk about their projects.

Click through for Brownstoner’s favorite quotes, notable trends, and development updates. (more…)

Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Brooklyn Heights Promenade, 1954. Photo via Brooklyn Public Library.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Brooklyn Heights’ designation as New York City’s first historic district, as well as the 50th anniversary of the Landmarks Law, the Brooklyn Historical Society is having a party — and Brownstoner is giving away two tickets. (more…)

Brooklyn Heights Apt for Rent -- One Brooklyn Bridge Park

This rare one-bedroom-plus for rent at One Brooklyn Bridge Park has a lot to offer. It’s bright, it’s attractive, it’s got high ceilings, tall windows and stellar views of New York Harbor and Lower Manhattan.

And it’s steps from the fabulous and ever-growing Brooklyn Bridge Park, including the excellent wildflower garden that opened at Pier 6 Saturday. (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…)

Passive House Brooklyn Brownstone

Though currently a hot commodity, brownstones aren’t known for their energy efficiency.

“It’s amazing how much money is spent just heating building materials,” Michael Ingui, Partner at Baxt Ingui Architects, recently told Brownstoner. But that’s no longer the case in at least one newly renovated townhouse — the first passive-certified, landmarked home in Brooklyn. (more…)