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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7nPOzGeyaw Arch Stanton

    The vacancy tax is a much moralistic approach. Or simply eliminate the loophole that allows landlords to write off vacant storefronts at as a loss for endless years… do that and you’ll see how quickly the’ll fill up.

  • Banet

    He also missed the magazine shop/candy store that was briefly there post-Saloon/before Fishs Eddy.

  • HDEB

    WTC north tower topping out ceremony was on 12/23/1970, for the south tower 6/19/1971. Might the cool photo you shared have been taken after mid 1971? Thank you for sharing many great photos : )

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7nPOzGeyaw Arch Stanton

    The stationary store was only there for around a year and was the same owner as the Saloon.

  • Jorale-man

    Brooklyn Bridge Park writes on Facebook, “Huge announcement tomorrow! [Friday]” Any bets as to what the deal is?

  • Andrew Porter

    The building is really over-the-top Art Deco, with that gorgeous red enamel door with the big porthole in it. Also has corner casement windows and the streamlined portico above the door.

  • Andrew Porter

    Dumbo Heights is already changing the vibe. You wouldn’t think of the far northern Heights as a shopping destination, but it will eventually become one.

    Then there’s the enormous office and retail complex coming together where the old Squibb/JW buildings are on Furman, Old Fulton, Columbia Heights.

    We already have the constant flow of tourists at Clark and High Street subway stations. Reminds me of my last trip to London: neck-deep in tourists.

  • Andrew Porter

    I don’t drink. But I’m always up for a good deli sandwich. The place also had sour pickles on every table.

  • Andrew Porter

    Then explain how the 50-foot height limit here doesn’t limit the amount the landlord can make from the property.

  • Andrew Porter

    Free anchovies for 10 millionth visitor?

  • Jorale-man

    Very interesting. I guess that park is pretty desolate most of the time now, though I wonder how they’ll funnel the pedestrian traffic through to the bouncy bridge. It will be interesting to see too if it will be a kid’s pool exclusively or if they’ll have lanes/time set aside for adult swimming.

  • robertnill

    Love those 2 covered barges tied up along the pier shed. And it looks like there’s a MU Dock tug bringing a carfloat into the transfer bridge.

  • Sen. Bob Forehead

    Not since Blimpee’s left.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7nPOzGeyaw Arch Stanton

    “All those people who bought the really expensive condos in the PierHouse can now look forward to have screaming people just outside their windows each and every summer.” Nah, triple-glazed windows and air-conditioning, they won’t hear a thing.

  • Andrew Porter

    The real estate office at the corner of Middagh and Hicks (once Paula’s Place, then Rowf!) is for rent. With all the BBP-bound foot traffic, it would be a good place for a T-shirt and souvenir shop, with an ices stand outside. They’d rake it in!

  • Andrew Porter

    The most expensive real estate deal in Brooklyn last week, according to The Real Deal, was a condo at 9 College Place, which went for about $6.6 million. The 5-bedroom home includes two parking spots. Second most expensive deal was a condo at 360 Furman Street, which went for slightly less than $5 million. The 4-bedroom apartment has 3,500 sq. ft.

  • Moni

    Armandos should have been our go-to Italian, but the owner never offered a real kitchen with a real chef. At best it was overpriced Greek Diner-type Italian. A shame. As for Taperia, the food was lousey too, and every iteration of that store disappointing. This neighborhood can easily support pricey but good dining choices, but no real restauranteurs seem to be interested.

  • Moni

    40 years ago Armandos was good, so was Foffe’s, and there was another not- bad joint on Pierpont, and who wouldn’t like to see Su-Su’s Yum-Yum back again? (Okay that wasn’t on Montague, but still…)

  • Moni

    I miss teh little pizza store that’s now Corcoran.