Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.
If you celebrated Christmas or Kwanzaa these past couple days, you may have traveled in freezing temperatures – a complete turnaround from the spring-like weather we had last weekend. It will warm up a bit today and this weekend, with high temperatures in the 40s, according to the National Weather Service.
- Blumenfield Development Group has been dropped as the builder of the new $100 million Admiral’s Row site at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Crain’s New York Business reported. Brooklyn Navy Yard President and Chief Executive David Ehrenberg said in a statement issued to Crain’s that Blumenfeld failed to select a supermarket operator for the site, a condition the developer had to meet before being offered a long-term lease, as outlined in a contract. If all had gone as planned, Blumenfeld would have broken ground on the development on the site this year, according to the article. Blumenfeld offered Crain’s a different explanation, noting that the project became impossible following changes to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s preliminary revised flood zones, which would increase flood insurance premiums and construction costs.
- New Year’s Eve is only days away, and if you don’t have plans yet, Putnam’s Pub and Cooker – 419 Myrtle Avenue near Clinton Avenue – is holding a prix five-course dinner for $55 with wine pairing for $75. Live music, provided by GHOSTESS/Marra Barr, will play in the main dining room. A party in the downstairs Coal Room will be hosted by Jessica, Mahasin and DJ Jeff Haze, along with special guest deejays The Spin Doctors. To inquire about reservations for vaults and bottle service, call (347) 799-2382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.