Will a popular Gowanus establishment soon be pushed out of the neighborhood? Flexible office space provider Knotel is a part owner and future tenant in a ground-up mixed-use development planned for 473 President Street, along with developers Cogswell Lee, GLUCK+ and MCP President Street LLC; construction is expected to wrap in 2019, the company announced Monday.
This week, we’re bringing you back to when it was warm outside (and still light out when you left work) to take a quick look at four of our featured listings from the beginning of June and see how they fared.
By the early 1900s, department store competition had intensified throughout New York City. The new R.H. Macy & Company store surpassed Abraham & Straus as New York’s largest store, but Abraham & Straus continued further expansions. In 1905, Abraham & Straus purchased the ground rights along Livingston Street, from Hoyt Street to Gallatin Street.
The official verdict is in and, at least according to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Walt Whitman didn’t spend enough time at a modest wood-frame house in Wallabout for it to merit designation as an individual landmark. Whitman — one of America’s most influential 19th century poets — was a Brooklynite for 28 years.
Business was booming at Sonora on Howard Avenue in Bed Stuy on a recent Saturday night. The tables and bar were filled with a notably wide cross section of locals. A sister restaurant to the popular Tepache further west, Sonora fuses Brooklyn favorites with Sonoran specialties and flavors, a full bar and a bottomless “top shelf” brunch on weekends.
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