Greenpoint Superfund

Photo via Greenpointers

Demolition may soon commence at Greenpoint’s maligned NuHart Plastics Superfund site, where the Fire Department shut down a massive rave this past Halloween over safety issues. Though a concerned local wrote to tell Brownstoner that the warehouse — which contains and sits on top of toxic chemicals — would be torn down starting today, the developer assured us that the wrecking ball isn’t in place just yet. (more…)

Lena Dunhams Girls Sixth Season

Images via HBO

We can’t even. The hit HBO series Girls will end after its sixth season in 2017, the network and creator Lena Dunham announced Wednesday. “It feels like the right time,” she said in a statement.

From its first episode in 2012, the show brought a fictionalized slice of Brooklyn to living rooms across the country, reshaping the borough’s public image in the minds of average Americans. There’s no doubt that Girls contributed to the global rise of Brooklyn the Brand, even as it promoted the borough as a haven for entitled, lost millennials. (more…)

Karl Fischer Architect

Rendering of 26 West Street by Karl Fischer

When Brownstoner last wrote about architect Karl Fischer’s underwhelming design for 26 West Street, we acknowledged that it was “a cut above” his average work. But the latest rendering of this seven-story 96-unit Greenpoint building — though still an architectural patchwork — is almost not bad.

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Brooklyn Parks

Renderings of the USS Monitor Park via the Greenpoint Monitor Museum

In the most recent development of the ExxonMobil pollution payout, remaining settlement money will be allocated to building Brooklyn parks. Separately, the Columbia Street Greenway expansion has also received a recent infusion of cash. (more…)

21 Commercial Street

Rendering via Handel Architects

Good news for low-income Brooklynites: Nearly 100 affordable apartments are now up for grabs in Greenpoint. Applications have opened for the first set of affordable units at the sprawling, controversial Greenpoint Landing development, the fruit of a 2005 rezoning of the waterfront.

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