Borough President Marty Markowitz called for shopping on the ground floor of the Brooklyn Municipal Building, in his recent state of the borough address, a proposal which had been first floated a while back. Marty urged the city offices to relocate to the planned City Point building at the old Albee Square Mall site, to make way for retail space at the Municipal Building.
“We can open up that corner of Joralemon and Court streets for major retail – solidifying Court Street as a bona fide New York City shopping destination. Which stores would thrive there? How about Crate and Barrel, Nordstrom Rack, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th? It’s all possible,” he said. All excellent ideas, we think.