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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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Downtown Brooklyn
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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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Downtown Brooklyn
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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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Brooklyn Real Estate
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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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Downtown Brooklyn
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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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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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Brooklyn Real Estate
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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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Brooklyn Real Estate
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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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Neighborhood News: Cadman Plaza Greened Over

The faux turf that has been long planned and discussed is now on the ground. The photo from Brownstoner makes it look pretty decent for fake grass, but judge for yourself: Cadman Plaza Update: Green Scene. Has anyone seen it up close, or know what this stuff looks and feels like?

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