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.
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.
What do you think?
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.
As Brooklyn scrambles to meet demand for office space, another of the landmarked Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory buildings in Greenpoint is getting fixed up and turned into modern offices.
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.
Not being able to make big design changes — like swapping out old cabinets or retiling an aged pink bathroom — is a not-uncommon frustration for renters. But in this Greenpoint rental, curated furnishings, clever storage tricks and a good layout more than compensate.
Recognize the lovely Renaissance Revival building above? You should.
Now take a peek inside.
What does a greener Greenpoint look like? The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund plans to find out.
Yelp critics are influenced by race in writing their reviews, a new study by three CUNY researchers claims.
Greenpoint’s former “Forgotten City” has been remembered by longtime deed holders Jack and Joshua Guttman of Pearl Realty Management.