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110’s Architectural Sibling: Moynihan Station

This rendering from Ismael Leyva Architects shows us our closest architectural relative, the Farley Post Office building at 33rd Street, which is now being reimagined as a striking new Penn Station. Both the Farley building and 110 were originally designed by McKim, Mead & White, and now are being updated by Ismael Leyva. For those […]

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Markowitz Calls for Shops at Brooklyn Municipal Building

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 […]

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Brooklyn’s Tallest Building On the Way
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Brooklyn Real Estate
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Brooklyn’s Tallest Building On the Way

The building under construction here is 111 Lawrence Street, which is rising fast and when completed will be Brooklyn’s tallest building.  A project by the Clarett Group, it will be 50+ stories according to their site–DOB puts the number at 51 stories, or 514 feet tall.  According to Wikipedia, that’s two feet taller than the current […]

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Brooklyn Real Estate
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New Flatbush Ave. Rising; Toren Condos Getting Clad

The line of residential towers envisioned for Flatbush Avenue just off the Manhattan Bridge is materializing before our very eyes.   Oro I is fully decked out, and the Toren Condos at 150 Myrtle Ave. are rising to their 38 stories quickly.  Also, below, the first glimpse of Toren’s cladding peeks through–looks nice at this […]

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Arts Organization Chosen for 110 Livingston Theater Space

Arts group the ISSUE Project Room announced it has been chosen to occupy the historic theater at 110 Livingston. The group envisions a “year-round program of music, film, video, and literature” for the space. IPR is currently located in Gowanus at 3rd Ave and 3rd St., check out their site for a cool video that […]

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New Apollo Getting A New Look

The facade you see above at 161 Livingston (at Smith St.) is right now completely covered in plywood–the New Apollo Restaurant is getting a total makeover, as described in inimitable buildings-speak in the DOB filings: RENOVATE EXISTING RESTAURANT W/ SEATING LAYOUT,INTERIOR FINSHES,CEILING AND INTERIOR PARTITIONS. INTERIOR DEMO OF NON LOAD BEARING WALLS, CEILINGS, FLOORING FINISHED, […]

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Renzo Piano’s 1000-foot Downtown Brooklyn Tower–UPDATE: Plans Scrapped

This rendering made us sit up and take notice — it’s the first one we’ve seen of Ratner’s long-rumored City Tech tower at Jay and Tillary Streets downtown. The preliminary work on-site has already begun, according to some. According to Wikipedia, the building will contain “a large amount of additional classroom and laboratory space, as […]

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Brooklyn is the new… London?
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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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Brooklyn Real Estate
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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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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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