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Monday, April 22, 2019

Borough’s Tallest Building, Brooklyn Point, Tops Out At 720 Feet

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - The team developing Brooklyn's tallest building (for now) announced on Tuesday that the tower has topped out at 720 feet. The 68-story Brooklyn Point (1 City Point, née 138 Willoughby Street) is Extell...

“Affordable Housing” is a Trojan Horse for High End Housing – OPINION

By Alan P. Berger, Vice-President, Human Scale NYC Language is important. When you see vague words like "gourmet" or "luxury" over a store, what comes to mind? If you're like most people you run the other way...

Public Weighs In During Brooklyn Hearing On Proposed Jail Plan

FORT GREENE - Brooklyn Community Board 2 hosted the first ULURP public hearing for the Brooklyn Detention Center Thursday at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Fort Greene. Last month the NYC Planning Commission approved the ULURP...

475 Clermont: Now Leasing Studios-2BRs

Powerful, yet elegant, 475 Clermont captures Brooklyn’s industrial era aesthetic, sitting where Fort Greene and Clinton Hill meet. Every aspect of the building has a reason to exist, a specific purpose to fulfill. It has real homes, curated...

Mayor Enlists Panel Of Experts To Evaluate BQE Repairs

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Ahead of Wednesday night's BQE Town Hall hosted by the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) and A Better Way NYC, Mayor de Blasio announced that a panel of experts has been assembled...

Developer Withdraws Proposal For 41 Summit Street

COLUMBIA STREET WATERFRONT - The developer proposing to upzone 41 Summit Street and two adjacent sites on Hamilton Avenue withdrew the ULURP application prior to the NYC City Council subcommittee vote scheduled for Tuesday, April 2. "After much...

CB6 Grills City Planning On Gowanus Rezoning

GOWANUS - Representatives from NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) and Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) met with the Brooklyn Community Board 6 Landmarks & Land Use Committee Thursday evening to address questions about the...

475 Clermont: Now Leasing Studios-2BRs

Powerful, yet elegant, 475 Clermont captures Brooklyn’s industrial era aesthetic, sitting where Fort Greene and Clinton Hill meet. Every aspect of the building has a reason to exist, a specific purpose to fulfill. It has real homes, curated...

DCP Scoping Meeting For Gowanus Rezoning, April 25

GOWANUS - The environmental review process for the Gowanus Draft Zoning Proposal is underway, with the release on Friday of NYC Department of City Planning's (DCP) Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) and Draft Scope of Work. Collecting...
Shuttered for 20 years, PS 83, located at 1634 Dean St. at the corner of Schenectady is being converted into a 62-unit apartment building) (Photo: Property Shark)

EXCLUSIVE: Brooklyn’s First Racially Integrated School to Become Affordable Apartments

CROWN HEIGHTS — Developers are converting a shuttered Weeksville School, Brooklyn's first racially integrated school, to a fully-affordable apartment building, Bklyner has learned.  Located at 1634 Dean St. at the corner of Schenectady Ave., the building...

Developer Plans Office Complex For Former Gowanus Printing Plant

GOWANUS - A developer's plan to convert the former printing plant on the corner of Butler and Nevins Streets into a hotel have changed. Sam Boymelgreen filed an application with NYC DOB earlier this week to...

Henry Street Park III Update

COBBLE HILL - Representatives for Fortis and MPFP Landscape Architecture & Urban Design presented the most recent plans for Henry Street Park III Wednesday evening at the Brooklyn Community Board 6 Parks Committee meeting. Located...

Till Friday To Apply for Six Affordable Units in Flatbush

FLATBUSH — Developers are currently accepting applications for six affordable apartments at a new rental development at 146 Linden Blvd. between Bedford and Rogers Avenues. The new 8-story structure features 16,507 sq. ft. of residential space...

DOB To Issue A Criminal Court Summons Against Developer Of S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse

The NYC Department of Buildings reached out to Bklyner with the following clarifications. "DOB has issued several violations to the building owner already for failure to comply with a DOB issued Stop Work...

Spice Factory Rezoning Faces Strong Opposition From Brooklyn Botanic Garden

CROWN HEIGHTS — Droves of people came out to a scoping hearing Tuesday where opponents and supporters battled it out over a rezoning plan that would allow the building of two 39-story mixed use towers...
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