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Brooklyn is the new… London?
Downtown Brooklyn
Neighborhood News

Brooklyn is the new… London?

When we first hear the word “BoCoCa” we never expected it to show up across the pond in the Telegraph — but there it is. Brits are flocking to Brooklyn, buying brownstones that are only slightly more expensive than a London studio. Whoa. The article also cites the sterilization of Manhattan culture as a reason […]

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Boerum Place Sidewalk Improvements Outlined

The mysterious fluorescent-orange outline above represents a welcome improvement to the street crossings along Boerum Place. These planned curb-widenings at intersections are known as “neck downs,” and are just some of the 100 such traffic calming measures slated for the Downtown Brooklyn area. By creating extra sidewalk real estate, the extensions will make the street […]

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Brooklyn Real Estate
Downtown Brooklyn

236-240 Atlantic Ave. Plans: 40 Condos, Ground Floor Retail

The old BP station at Atlantic and Boerum Place (right across from the House of D and a block from Trader Joe’s) is still a development waiting to happen–but we’ve got more information thanks to the Department of Buildings’ new project of scanning application materials. Filings at DOB show the developer is proposing a five-story […]

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Brooklyn Real Estate
Downtown Brooklyn

Public Meeting on House of Detention Expansion, June 21, 7 PM

Several local community groups are hosting a panel discussion on the proposed expansion of the Brooklyn House of Detention. The City has proposed that the facility double in size, and is exploring options for encasing the building with residential and/or commercial development. The meeting is taking place tomorrow, Thursday, June 21, at 7 pm at […]

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Downtown Brooklyn
Neighborhood News

Recommended Reading: Local Lore Edition

Recommended Reading: Local Lore Edition Some interesting area posts today: DumboNYC relates how DUMBO got its name. Hint: the name was first intended to keep yuppies out of the neighborhood Gowanus Lounge reports on nuptials in the Litchfield family–whose patriarch long ago envisioned the Gowanus Canal The mysterious facade at 37 Carroll St.–mystery solved (Lost […]

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Red Hook Lane
110 Livingston
Downtown Brooklyn
History

The View From Here: The Remnants of Red Hook Lane

What’s that funny little alley across the way from 110 Livingston? The street is Red Hook Lane, a remnant of one of the oldest Brooklyn pathways dating to pre-colonial times. It also technically no longer exists–the city recently removed the alley from the official city streetmap, so that the land can be developed. What you […]

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Brooklyn Real Estate
Downtown Brooklyn
Neighborhood News

63 Schermerhorn Christened “Schermerhorn Court”

The former church site at 63 Schermerhorn whose facade boasts a big old cross is having its baptism, confirmation, or what have you — it’s now officially known as Schermerhorn Court, and is offering apartments for rent ranging from studios to 1-bedrooms plus office, no prices yet. Their site boasts color video intercoms, a courtyard, […]

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110 Livingston
Brooklyn Real Estate
Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn Links Friday – the Update

Happening in Brooklyn – The Latest Read Garden Design from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Rain Gardens (bbg.org) A Cat’s View of Brooklyn (Gothamist) Atlantic Yards Parapet Fallout (GL) DUMBO Then & Now (Dumbo NYC) Water Taxi Considering Atlantic Ave. & Governor’s Island Stops (BDE) Photo: Rain 1945, Arthur Leipzig

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110 Livingston
Brooklyn Real Estate

110 Livingston – The Movie

It’s a rainy day out so pull up a chair, get some popcorn, and fasten your seatbelt. The rumors are true–we just noticed on 110livingston.com that they’ve gone and posted a promotional movie of testimonials about the building and neighborhood. It’s just like one of those PBS documentaries on the Civil War or New York […]

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Brooklyn Real Estate
Downtown Brooklyn
Neighborhood News

Brookklyn Real Estate Roundup

    Brooklyn Inn Gonna be a Bistro (Eater), correction, kinda sorta maybe sometime in the near-to-mid future (Gawker) The power of Curbed: 75 Smith work resumes in response to Curbed post? 99 Gold Cancels Condo Offering at 50% Sold, Goes Rental (Dumbo NYC) Major development announced over by the Navy Yard (Brownstoner) Inside Forte […]

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