A middle school is planned at the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park tower at 664 Pacific Street. Rendering by Marvel Architects via DNA

Brooklyn’s school situation is ever-changing, with the education system shifting alongside borough demographics and sagging under the weight of incoming residents. (more…)

DeKalb Market Hall Brooklyn Hard Hat Tour

“I think Brooklyn deserves all this,” said DeKalb Market Hall managing partner Anna Castellani as she guided Brownstoner on a hard-hat tour of the subterranean cafeteria. Beneath the mixed-use behemoth of Downtown Brooklyn’s second City Point tower, a sprawling food market is quickly taking shape. (more…)

Dime Savings Bank Brooklyn Sold -- Chetrit and Stern Close the Deal

Joe Chetrit of Chetrit Group (left) and Michael Stern of JDS Development (right). Chetrit photo via DNA, Stern photo via JDS Development

It’s a done deal: Downtown Brooklyn’s neo-Classical Dime Savings Bank has officially sold to developers Joe Chetrit and Michael Stern for $90,000,000. (more…)

Downtown Brooklyn Retail Rent 93 Court Street

Rendering via CPEX

Just what Brooklyn needs: Another T-Mobile.

An additional outpost of the cell phone and communications company has signed a lease at 93 Court Street — a once-glorious Tudor-style architecture office — for $200 a square foot, a CPEX spokesperson told Brownstoner, in what may well be a new high for the area’s retail rents.

Based on a rendering from CPEX, which brokered the deal, the facade of the building will be repaired for the better, but sadly not restored. Trust us, you want to see it in its original glory:

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…)

BAM South Tower in Brooklyn -- 286 Ashland Place

Northwest corner of the site from the intersection of Lafayette and Flatbush Avenues

Facade installation is underway and superstructure has surpassed the two-thirds mark at Two Trees Management’s long-awaited 286 Ashland Place in Fort Greene, also known as the BAM South tower. (more…)